Construction Management: Theory and Practice (PDF) is a comprehensive ebook for budding construction managers. The range of coverage makes the textbook essential reading for students studying management courses in all construction related disciplines and ideal reading for those with non-cognate degrees studying construction management masters courses, giving them a very broad base of understanding about the industry.
Part 1 outlines the main industry players and their roles in relation to the Construction Manager.
Part 2 covers management theory, leadership and team working strategies.
Part 3 details financial aspects including: sources of finance, appraisal and estimating, construction economics, whole life costing and life cycle analysis, bidding and tendering as well as procurement methods, types of contracts and project costing.
Part 4 covers construction operations management and issues such as supply chain management, health and safety, waste, quality and environmental management.
Part 5 covers issues such as marketing, strategy, HRM, health, stress and well-being.
Part 6 concludes the book with reflections on the future of the industry in relation to the environment and sustainability and the role of the industry and its managers.
The ebook keeps the discussion of current hot topics such as sustainability, building information modelling (BIM), and health and well-being included throughout and is packed with useful tables, figures and case studies from industry.