TOTAL COST MANAGEMENT Material
- Understand the objectives of generating an estimate
- Understand the various classifications of estimates
- Familiarize the requirements for various estimates.
- Understand the timing of the estimate and its importance
- Why qualified resources are essential for a quality estimate.
- Why scope definition is important for any estimate.
- Understand the application of accuracy ranges for various estimates and its importance.
- Why corporations set a typical methodology for generating estimates.
- The importance of estimate analysis.
- Understand the application of allowances within estimates.
- Why contingency and risk analysis are undertaken.
- Understand the need for Work Breakdown Structure.
- Importance of estimate and schedule integration.
- Importance of basis of estimate.
- Importance of estimate reviews.
Engineering Management-Edited by Fausto Pedro García Márquez
- Heuristic Approaches for a Dual Optimization Problem
- Comparisons of Lateral Transshipment with Emergency Order Policies
- Modeling Engineering Management Decisions with Game Theory
- Managing Pharmacy Operations with People and Technology
- Improving Mandatory Environmental Data Reporting for Comparable and Reliable Environmental Performance Indicators
- Technology Assessment in Software Development Projects Using a System Dynamics Approach: A Case of Application Frameworks
- Technical Performance Based Earned Value as a Management Tool for Engineering Projects
- The Investment in Hedge Funds as an Alternative Investment
- Modeling and Linear Programming in Engineering Management
Construction Superintendent Operations Manual
The boss brings in the work, the project manager assembles the team—but it is the project superintendent who is going to get the project built. The project superintendent’s role in the construction process is a critical one. He or she is the field general, directing tens or hundreds of skilled tradespeople to ensure the timely completion of the project, provide assurance that the contract requirements will be met, and, hopefully, allow the company to turn a profit. The project superintendent needs people skills, technical know-how, and mastery of the carrot-and-stick management approach. These frontline supervisors are always willing to lend a helpful hand or a sympathetic ear, but they are also tough when required, always mindful of the C’s required for a successful
Construction Project Management 5th Edition
A Practical Guide to Field Construction Management
This book is about Critical Path Method (CPM)–based planning and scheduling as applied to the construction industry. The book’s distinguishing feature is the use of one example project throughout to demonstrate planning, scheduling, project acceleration, resource management, time control, financial control and the project cost system. The example project is a highway bridge.
It has been suggested that a building project might be more appropriate for many readers. We have seriously considered that suggestion, although the complexity of even a simple building tends to obscure project management fundamentals in logistical detail and diminish the clarity of the book
Construction Program Management
Decision Making and Optimization Techniques
This book will look on the different program management methods, ranging
from simple decision-making techniques and statistics analysis to the more complex
linear programming, and how program managers, directors, clients, stakeholders,
contractors, and consultants can benefit from the availability of these different
techniques. The book is unique in a way as it looks on how to apply new and
developed techniques to optimize for the delivery of programs mainly in the field of
artificial intelligence especially knowledge-based systems and genetic algorithms.
The author’s unique experience in complex management, program management,
and his past research and studies in analytical analysis and mathematical modeling
and artificial intelligence has induced him to write this book to well inform readers
about the different techniques that can be applied for future program execution.
No doubt indeed, the future of the construction industry will be in how to
execute programs, especially the Middle East war torn areas such as Syria, Libya,
Iraq, and now Yemen. As well, African countries and Asian countries will need to
be able to execute well-managed programs to build their infrastructure with limited
time and constraint budgets.
Praise for Leading and Managing Innovation
today are achieved through projects and programs.
Executives in all business, industrial, governmental, and non-governmental organizations need to fully understand the differences between operational and project management principles and practices to best take advantage of the power of effective project management and thereby lead and manage innovations within their enterprise.
This book seeks to satisfy that need by presenting concise descriptions of (1) the key concepts underlying project and program management, (2) the important characteristics of projects and programs, (3) how they are best governed and managed, and (4) how to determine if the desired benefits have actually been achieved.
It also describes what executives can reasonably demand of the project management discipline and of the executives and managers responsible for that discipline within their organizations.
We do not attempt to go into the details here of project planning, estimating, scheduling, reporting, and control. A typical description of a project manager’s responsibilities for one specific type of project is presented in order to convey the integrative characteristics of that important role in project management
The Strategic Management of Large Engineering Projects
Large engineering projects (LEPs), such as airports, urban-transport
systems, oil fields, and power systems, constitute one of the most
important business sectors in the world. These projects tend to be
massive, indivisible, and long-term artifacts, with investments taking
place in waves. Their effects are felt over many years, especially as
auxiliary and complementary additions are made. As an indication of
the demand for capital investment in infrastructure, in 1999 more than
1,500 LEPs in the world were at different stages of financing or construction—
each worth over US$1 billion—in sectors such as oil, power,
transportation, and manufacturing (Conway Data 1999). These projects
transform daring utopias into reality, such as a dam to produce
8,000 megawatts in the Brazilian Amazon, an oil platform in the stormy
North Sea, multicountry simulation systems for air-traffic management,
networks of roads and tunnels, and so forth. The number, complexity,
and scope of such projects have been growing rapidly over the
last few decades.
Construction - Extension to Guide to the Project management
Body of Knowledge
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) provides generalized project management guidance applicable to most projects most of the time. In order to apply this generalized guidance to construction projects, the Project Management Institute has developed the Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide.
This Construction Extension provides construction-specific guidance for the project management practitioner for each of the PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas, as well as guidance in these additional areas not found in the PMBOK® Guide:
- All project resources, rather than just human resources
- Project health, safety, security, and environmental management
- Project financial management, in addition to cost
- Management of claims in construction
Financial Management and Audit of Construction Contracts
The aim of any construction project is to achieve the best possible outcome for the client. It is now
widely accepted w i t h both the private and public sectors that better teamwork during construction
projects leads to better results for both client and the whole supply chain.Thus the policies promoted by the CIB seek above all to deliver the values of teamwork, co-operation, trust and respect throughout construction projects. Our vision can be summed up as follows: "The industry fully meeting the needs and expectations of its clients, and in their turn, clients acting to make that
Practice Standard for Scheduling
- The Schedule Development Process
- Schedule Model Good Practices Overview
- Scheduling Components
The Practice Standard for Scheduling has been developed as a complement to A Guide
to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide–Third Edition) in the
Knowledge Area of Project Time Management. This practice standard describes the
methods related to scheduling that are generally recognized as good practice for most
projects most of the time. Good practice means that there is general agreement that
the correct application of these skills, tools, and techniques can enhance the chances
of success over a wide range of different projects. Good practice does not mean that
the knowledge described should always be applied uniformly on all projects; the
project management team is responsible for determining what is appropriate for any
Contract Costing in Construction Projects Tenders
The research hypothesis depends on the existence of a general
phenomenon in the contracts business of the contractors represented in
the fact that the actual costs of the contracts expended during the
execution period exceed the estimated costs of the constructive contracts
in the tender presentation phase , resulting in a financial shortage and
economic problems for the contractors. The research has adopted the
lifecycle of system building which goes through different phases.
Construction Management Jump Start Second Edition
- The Construction Industry
- What Is Construction Management?
- How We Get the Work
- The Construction Contract
- Project Stages
- Estimating Project Costs
- Contract Administration
- Construction Operations and Job Site Management
- Project Planning and Scheduling
- Monitoring Project Performance
- Managing Quality and Safety
- Managing Project Risks
- Building Information Modeling
Certified Cost Professional exam
In order to sit for the exam, you must first fill out an application and your application must be qualified by the CCP Committee. See 6 Steps to Certification and Application for more information about the application process. The examination includes 200 multiple choice, true/false, and fill-in-the-blank questions, equally divided among the ten topics listed in the CCP Practice Exam. Two essay questions, from a choice of seven topics, must also be answered. In addition, applicants can earn an extra five points by completing a third essay question, which will be reviewed only if the exam score is borderline.
Construction Contracting A Practical Guide
to Company Management Eighth Edition
- The Construction Industry
- Business Ownership
- Company Organization
- Project Design and Contract and Bid Documents for a Project
- Cost Estimating and Bidding
- Construction Contract Provisions
- Contract Surety Bonds
- Construction Insurance
- Business Methods
- Project Management and Administration
- Project Time Management
- Project Cost Management
- Labor Law
- Labor Relations
- Project Safety
Practice Standard for EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT
- Basic Elements of Earned Value Management
- EVM Performance Analysis and Forecasting
- Guidance for the Use of Key EVM Practices
The Practice Standard for Earned Value Management (EVM) has been developed as a
supplement to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide).
The Practice Standard for EVM is designed to provide readers who are familiar with
the PMBOK Guide with a fundamental understanding of the principles of EVM and
its role in facilitating effective project management.
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Environmental Protection
In recent years the use of “cost-benefit” analysis to set environmental standards
has attracted a large and high-profile group of supporters. According to its
advocates, cost-benefit analysis offers a way of achieving superior environmental results
at a lower overall cost to society than other
How to Write a Business Plan
- How to Use This Book
- Benefits of Writing a Business Plan
- Do You Really Want to Own a Business?
- Choosing the Right Business
- Potential Sources of Money to Start or Expand Your Small Business
- Your Resume and Financial Statement
- Your Profit and Loss Forecast
- Your Cash Flow Forecast and Capital Spending Plan
- Write Your Marketing and Personnel Plans
- Editing and Finalizing Your Business Plan
- Selling Your Business Plan
- After You Open—Keeping on the Path to Success
- Good Resources for Small Businesses
Engineering Management By Huthaifa Khalil
Engineer Management is concerned with the design, installation, and
improvement of integrated systems of people, material, information, equipment,
and energy by drawing upon specialized knowledge and skills in the
mathematical, physical, and social sciences, together with the principles and
methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict, and evaluate the
results to be obtained from such systems.
Scientific discipline, which designs, implements and/or develops models,
processes and systems by taking into account the engineering relationships
between the management tasks of planning, organizing, leading and controlling
and the human element in production, research, marketing, finance and other