The book gives the readers a working knowledge of the subject, rather
than providing any detailed insight into it. It contains a total of 19 chapters
which carry a wide-ranging discussion of construction management issuesfrom
statistics to law and accounts. This interdisciplinary stud) of construction
management is important because decisions taken in practice are based
on the integral effects of all these factors.

The first four chapters describe the construction industry as a whole and its various units. Elementary topics like definitions, organisational structure
and working methods have been covered.
 Chapter 5 introduces statistics and illustrates with examples its usefulness in construction management. Thelethods and machineries for different types of construction like earthwork
nd concrete have been taken up in chapters six and seven.
 Chapter eight eals with scheduling and describes standard methods like PERT and CPM
along with advanced techniques to study time-cost relationships and uncertainty.
Chapter nine pertains to various operation research techniques like linear programming, queuing and simulation that are useful in construction tanagement problems. Various management-related issues like quality, dety, inventory, accounts, cost control, and finance are discussed in Chap- :rs 10 to 14. 
Chapters 15 and 16 present the commercial and industrial laws
?lated to construction. Chapter 17 is a case study showing the analysis of a
mder bid. The applications of computers are discussed in Chapter 18 and
Ie last chapter draws the attention of the readers to the latest research in
Ie field of construction management.

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