Construction Superintendents

Construction Superintendents

Author: Len Holm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429683107

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

View: 487

Construction Superintendents: Essential Skills for the Next Generation is the first college-level textbook designed to prepare you to take on a site supervisor role on a complex jobsite. The book covers the responsibilities of superintendents in relation to the jobsite project management team, the project owners, designers, and municipal services. The book outlines the development of the superintendent and his or her role and responsibilities in twenty-first century construction projects. Using examples and case studies of cutting-edge jobsite practices from the use of computer applications to leadership and capital development, this book lays out all the functions of a modern site superintendent in an easy-to-understand format. The book includes: coverage of the full spectrum of tasks and skills required from the pre-construction phase, through start-up, operation and close-out, plus advanced topics for those serious about leading the field real-world case studies, forms, and documentation stored on a companion website chapter summaries, review questions, and exercises to aid both teaching and learning. This book fills in the long-standing need for an academic textbook designed as an applied instructional resource suitable for university and college students enrolled in construction management and construction engineering programmes.

Case Studies in Post Construction Liability and Insurance

Case Studies in Post Construction Liability and Insurance

Author: Anthony Lavers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135805227

Category: Architecture

Page: 287

View: 417

This comparative international review of law and practice liability describes the framework in which lawyers, insurers, contractors and clients dealing with liability operate. The act of building involves risk and, in the case of damages occurring after construction, it is often hard to identify responsibility. This will be an essential reference for construction lawyers, insurers and other senior practitioners and managers in industry, based on research and analysis by CIB (Conseil International du Batiment) as part of the CIB series programme.

Successful Construction Supply Chain Management

Successful Construction Supply Chain Management

Author: Stephen Pryke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119450689

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 382

View: 537

Provides a unique overview of supply chain management (SCM) concepts, illustrating how the methodology can help enhance construction industry project success This book provides a unique appraisal of supply chain management (SCM) concepts brought together with lessons from industry and analysis gathered from extensive research on how supply chains are managed in the construction industry. The research from leading international academics has been drawn together with the experience from some of the industry's foremost SCM practitioners to provide both the experienced researcher and the industry practitioner a thorough grounding in its principles, as well as an illustration of SCM as a methodology for enhancing construction industry project success. The new edition of Successful Construction Supply Chain Management: Concepts and Case Studies incorporate chapters dealing with Building Information Modelling, sustainability, the ‘Demand Chain' in projects, the link between self-organizing networks and supply chains, decision-making, ‘Lean,’ and mega-projects. Other chapters cover risk transfer and allocation, behaviors, innovation, trust, supply chain design, alliances, and knowledge transfer. Supply Chain Management techniques have been used successfully in various industries, such as manufacturing and food processing, for decades Fully updated with new chapters dealing with key construction industry topics such as BIM, sustainability, the ‘Demand Chain' in projects, ‘Lean,’ mega-projects, and more Includes contributions from well established academics and practitioners from Network Rail, mainstream construction, and consultancy Illustrates how SCM methodologies can be used to enhance construction industry project success Successful Construction Supply Chain Management: Concepts and Case Studies is an ideal book for postgraduate students at MSc and PhD level studying the topic and for all construction management practitioners.

Construction Law Handbook

Construction Law Handbook

Author:

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 0727728830

Category: Construction contracts

Page: 904

View: 688

- The planning system - Financing the project - Public sector projects - Public/private sector partnerships - Tender process - The construction contract - Construction insurance - Ways of operating - Working with others - Working internationally - The engineer's appointment - Collateral warranties - Professional indemnity insurance - Copyright and intellectual property - Employment law - Computers and IT - Law of contract - Law of tort - Environmental law - Health and safety law - Insolvency in construction - Administration of claims - Litigation - Arbitration - Adjudication

FIDIC Contracts in Asia Pacific

FIDIC Contracts in Asia Pacific

Author: Donald Charrett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000458039

Category: Law

Page: 598

View: 687

FIDIC contracts are the most widely used contracts for international construction around the world and are used in many different jurisdictions, both common law and civil law. For any construction project, the General Conditions of Contract published by FIDIC need to be supplemented by Particular Conditions that specify the specific requirements of that project subject to the relevant laws. FIDIC Contracts in Asia Pacific provides readers with detailed guidance and resources for the preparation of the Particular Conditions that will comply with the requirements of the applicable laws for a number of the jurisdictions in which FIDIC contracts are used. The laws that apply to the governing law of the contract, construction works and dispute resolution in each jurisdiction are identified. This book offers chapters on the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Underground Works, and the perspective of a bilateral aid agency on the use of FIDIC contracts. Each jurisdiction features an outline of its construction industry and information on the impact of Covid-19 on both the execution of construction projects and the operation of construction contracts. This book is essential reading for construction professionals, lawyers and students of construction law using FIDIC contracts.

Green Building with Concrete

Green Building with Concrete

Author: Gajanan M. Sabnis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439812969

Category: Nature

Page: 338

View: 434

With superior fire resistance, strength, and a long service life, concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. A sustainable material, concrete is also easily and affordably reused and rehabilitated. The first book to provide an overview of sustainability and concrete, Green Building with Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction surveys the material’s history in the green building movement and presents state-of-the-art methodologies and best practices. From the manufacturing of cement to the rehabilitation of concrete, this comprehensive book explains how concrete can be used for sustainable design and construction. It offers insight into new technological and social developments guiding the introduction of green buildings and examines the attributes that concrete has to offer the green building movement. The text also highlights research on economic analysis—particularly life cycle costing—to provide a full picture of the economic benefits of concrete. Expert contributors from around the world offer diverse viewpoints on global sustainability. Topics covered include: Principles of sustainable design Benefits of concrete’s thermal mass Mitigation of urban heat island effects Surface runoff and the application of pervious concrete for sidewalks and parking areas Reduction of construction waste Leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) standards Emphasizing environmental impact and occupational and consumer health and safety, this book explains how to make the most of concrete in sustainable design. Written for university and concrete industry continuing education courses, it also serves as a reference for building owners and industry professionals who recognize the value of green building.

Risk and Insurance in Construction

Risk and Insurance in Construction

Author: Nael G. Bunni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135816575

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 506

View: 365

Those involved in construction have to cope with so much learning in their own discipline that they shun further involvement in subjects such as insurance and law which in themselves are so deeply and intensely complex. However, insurance and law are interwoven in the basic procedures used in the construction industry for undertaking work, be they design, construction, supervision or operation, or any combination of them. This thoroughly revised edition of Nael Bunni's successful book, formerly called Insurance in Construction, provides information on risk, construction law and construction insurance for those involved with all aspects of construction. The chapters on risk have been expanded to include recent developments in the area and provide further examples of events which could occur on what can be viewed as the most risky human work activity, namely construction. New chapters are also added to deal with the insurance clauses of the many new standard forms of contract published in recent years, including FIDIC's new suite of contracts published in September 1999, ICE's seventh edition of the civil engineering standard form of contract, and ICE's second edition of the design/build form.

Construction Matters

Construction Matters

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Business and Enterprise Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215521803

Category: Construction industry

Page: 132

View: 245

The construction industry provides employment for more than 2.8 million people, contributed 8.7 per cent of the UK economy's gross value-added (GVA) in 2006. The built environment is estimated to account for some 70 per cent of UK manufactured wealth. The industry's ability to deliver projects successfully in terms of time, cost and design quality has a major impact on the economy's wider performance. Construction is vital for the provision of good quality public services, and plays a role in the delivery of just over half of the Government's 30 public service agreements. It is also key to the long-term objective of making the UK a low-carbon society: buildings account for around half of greenhouse gas emissions. The health of the construction industry is a matter of public concern. The industry is complex and fragmented; it operates on low profit margins. There are difficulties in ensuring that lessons from experience are shared; that the workforce is sufficiently trained; and that appropriate contractual relationships are in place between different parts of the supply chain. The industry has set new targets for itself, and, in conjunction with government, established a Strategy for Sustainable Construction. The Government, because of its roles as both client and regulator, can and must be at the forefront of the drive to embed best practice. The sector also needs strategic leadership, and the Committee recommends the creation of the post of Chief Construction Officer, which both government and the industry should accept as having overall responsibility for construction.

Builder's Guide to Accounting

Builder's Guide to Accounting

Author: Michael C. Thomsett

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 1572181052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 171

This book includes self-test section at the end of each chapter. Test yourself, then check answers in the back of the book to see how you score. CD-ROM included.

Becoming a Green Building Professional

Becoming a Green Building Professional

Author: Holley Henderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118310397

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

View: 119

A career guide for professionals in sustainable architecture,design, planning, development, and related consulting For those considering a new career or a career change focused ongreen and sustainable building and design, Becoming a GreenBuilding Professional offers practical information oneducational requirements, career options, guidance and tips, andfirst-hand interviews with green building professionals. Perfectfor underemployed architects and other building and designprofessionals who want to reinvent and renew their careers, as wellas students considering such a career, this is a vital andinformative guide to a growing field.