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The Fundamentals of Construction Management is an important book invaluable to those who require knowledge on managing the construction process.
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About the book
The Fundamentals of Construction Management is an important book invaluable to those who require knowledge on managing the construction process. The book is based on research, contemporary construction management and management literature, and the personal work experience of the author. The book is also based on a series of lecture notes used by the author for teaching the following subjects: Management of Building Projects (University of Lagos), Construction Management I and II (Caleb University, Lagos), and Construction Management (University of Cape Town) between 1996 and 2012 (a sixteen year period).
The book seeks to provide a basis for the dissemination and assimilation of crucial knowledge central to the understanding of the construction management discipline and what it involves. Topics covered in the book include an introduction to construction management studies; theories applicable to construction management; the construction enterprise and its environment; the construction project and its environment; and construction management processes and practices applicable to small projects.
Table of Figures
List of Tables
- Common Sense, Perception, Illusion and Imagination
- Definition of Key Terms Used in Management
- The Objectives of Management
- Theories Applicable To Construction Management
- Schools Of Management/Management Theories
- Systems Theory
- Theory Of Construction Management
- Operations Research Theory
- Problems in Operational Research
- The Construction Enterprise & Its Environment
- The Construction Environment
- Types of Services/Products Provided by the Construction Industry
- Typical Business Objectives
- Typical Corporate Objectives of Construction Companies determined from Field Survey
- References/Further Reading
- Principles of Company Organization and Common Construction Company Organization Structures
- Exercise 1
- References/Further Reading
- The Construction Company as a Complex System
- The Construction Project And Its Environment
- What are the objectives of and the resources used by projects?
- Project Life Cycle and the Cycle as a Management Tool
- The Project Environment
- Overview of project procurement methods
- The Project Delivery & Production Process
- Construction Management Processes And Practices Applicable To Small Projects
- Production of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- Preparation of a Construction Method Statement
- Construction Programme
- Materials Scheduling
- Risk Analysis and Identification (Forecasting Tool)
- Budget and Cash Flow Requirements
- Project Control Techniques
About the Author
Dr. Abimbola Olukemi Windapo
Abimbola Olukemi Windapo is a senior lecturer at the Department of Construction Economics and Management, University of Cape Town, South Africa with more than twenty-five years of experience including teaching and research in the built industry. She has a PhD in Building, is a registered Professional Construction Project Manager with the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Profession (SACPCMP), a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), and a Registered Builder with the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON). She has published more than 20 articles in both international and local academic journals, presented more than 40 papers at international and local conferences, has a chapter in a book and four online educational resources.
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Norman Gedle ★★★★★
Excellent, it is going to be of a great help to those of us in SMME. Gets a five star rating. Thank you, Dr Abimbola Olukemi Windapo