Welcome to The Construction Management Books!
These books introduce management practices, and aim to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of professional construction management.
In this section of the website you will find books on:
- Production management
- Commercial management
- Quality management
- Health and safety management
- Environmental management
- Construction management
- Estimating in construction
- Quantity surveying
- Land surveying
- Construction Contracts.
Modern construction management book
In this book, is clearly and precisely explained how to ensure that projects and sites are managed efficiently and effectively, that they are on time and on budget according to UK current legislative standarts.
Construction Contracts: Questions and Answers book
This book provides answers to the most frequently asked questions from an experienced RIBA consultant that the parties face in the real world.
The questions are structured and affect all stages of construction-from planning and preparation to the commissioning of the finished object.
Every question written as briefly and simply as possible.
This is not only a useful reference for architects, project managers, quantity surveyors and lawyers, but also a useful student resource to stimulate real-world construction contract issues.
RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide Contract Administration
In this book, contract administration is clearly and precisely explained and many common questions are answered in the process.
RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide Design Management
This guide, one of a suite supporting the RIBA Plan of Work 2013, now provides a valuable stage-by-stage route map to those undertaking the lead designer role.
Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Major Projects
It provides the practical and rigorous framework needed to guide scheduling practice to achieve the objectives defined by the standards.
Applying the guidance contained in this book will offer any project team the best way to achieve the effective management of the time available to complete their project, conform to recognised good practices, and consequently create the best opportunity for a successful project outcome.
Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Major Projects includes a new chapter distinguishing the principal features of the dynamic time model and its development throughout the life of a project from inception to completion.
New Code of Estimating Practice
This Code of Practice explains the processes of estimating and pricing, providing best practice guidelines for those involved in procuring and pricing construction works, both in the public and private sectors.
- changes in estimating practice;
- the bidding process;
- the fundamentals in formulating a bid;
- the pre-qualification process;
- procurement options;
- contractual arrangements and legal issues;
- preliminaries; temporary works;
- cost estimating techniques;
- risk management; logistics;
- resource and production planning;
- computer-aided estimating;
- information and time planning;
- resource planning and pricing;
- preparation of an estimator's report;
- bid assembly and adjudication;
- pre-production planning and processes;
- and site production.
Understanding Housing Defects book
The book describes defects in residential buildings, gives advice on their detection and diagnosis. The book is aimed at everyone who comes into contact with construction, including students and practitioners who need a broad understanding of housing defects.
Structural Building Defects book
This pocket book will easily explain to you all the nuances associated with checking a construction object for hidden and open design defects and will give answers about what further steps and actions should be taken in case of a defect. The book includes chapters on:
- The Structural Inspection Checklist
- Foundation Subsidence, Cracking
- Roofs, Chimneys, Walls, Floors
- Structural Alteration, Damp & Moisture, Retaining Walls, Building Maintenance
Setting out for construction. Site Surveying book
Many site engineers are embarrassed to ask questions that they think they should know the answer to.
This book is designed to give you choices and flexibility in how you approach a task answer, coming up with an alternative and possibly sub-standard solution or trying to find a way to avoid the task altogether.
This book is designed to help you work out solutions for yourself, or at the very least, to give you enough information that when you do ask for help, you will be able to ask the questions in the right way.
This will show that you have thought about the problem and will minimize disruption to your colleagues and mentors.
Setting out duties are no Longer limited to those with a formal qualification in Civil Engineering, as was traditionally the case.
Nowadays, setting out is frequently undertaken by other site personnel such as Site Managers or tradespeople.
This book is for anyone who is involved in setting out, including those who are responsible for checking other people’s work. It will also be useful for those who supervise setting out activities or recruit setting out or Site Engineers.
The book is aimed at:
- Complete beginners
- Students at college or university who are studying related modules
- Trainee Engineers
- Graduate engineers and Construction Managers
- Site Engineers
- Site Agents
- Overseas engineers who would like to learn the terminology in English
- Engineers’ assistants
- Site Managers
- Anyone involved in setting out in any capacity
- Managers or supervisors who are ultimately responsible when things go wrong
- Those who have some setting out experience but have not had formal training
- Those who have some setting out experience but find that they are prone to errors
- Those who have construction industry experience who would like to get involved in setting out.
Setting out for construction Site Surveying book focuses on the most common tasks that setting out engineers do for the majority of the time. It is highly focused on employers’ needs and is concerned with the setting out aspects of construction projects rather than the mapping and surveying aspects of the land surveying profession.
It covers everything from using basic tools such as tape measure, string line, chalk line and spirit level to more complex equipment such as the optical level, rotating laser level and total station.
The techniques covered in this book can be applied to setting out any type of construction works including earthworks, highways, bridges, buildings, drainage, water projects, reinforced concrete, structural steel work, foundations, rail.