The one thing that all well-run, profitable construction projects have in common is that they benefit from good project managers. People who have the skills to plan the project, manage it and keep it on track whenever tight timescales, costs, people or other difficulties threaten to derail it. The good news is that there is no secret art to project management. These are the skills that any manager can learn and use. Project Management in Construction is a practical, easy-to-read guide to defining, organizing, planning, and executing a construction project so that it is completed to the satisfaction of the principal stakeholders. The book is part of the Leading Construction Series co-published by Gower and CITB-ConstructionSkills. The Leading Construction Series is part of a CITB-ConstructionSkills initiative to develop management skills within the industry. The books in this series are designed to be essentially practical, with a firm grounding in the construction industry.
Dennis Lock is an independent consultant and university lecturer who now specializes in project management. His long and varied industrial management experience has ranged from subminiature electronic assemblies to international mining projects and estates management. He has written or edited numerous books, over 25 of them for Gower, including for example The Gower Handbook of Management and the hugely successful Project Management.
Contents: Introducing project management; Planning small projects; Planning small projects with critical path networks; Scheduling project resources; Larger and more complex plans; Getting help from the computer; Organizing the larger project; Risk management; Controlling project costs; Controlling cash and progress; Controlling changes; Handover and close-out; Selected bibliography; Index.
'Project Management in Construction is a practical, easy-to-read guide to defining, organising, planning and executing a construction project so that it is completed to the satisfaction of the principal stakeholder.' RICS Journal
Gower Publishing Ltd
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The Leading Construction Series
Taylor & Francis Ltd