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101 Case Studies in Construction Management

Author/EditorHolm, Len (University of Washington, USA (Author)
ISBN: 9780815361985
Pub Date18/09/2018
BindingPaperback
Pages164
Dimensions (mm)234(h) * 156(w)
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This book provides 101 real life construction management case studies from an author with over 40 years' experience in the construction industry and as lecturer in construction management. Over 14 chapters Len Holm has included case studies from real jobsites that cover: organisation, procurement, estimating, scheduling, subcontractors, communications, quality and cost control, change orders, claims and disputes, safety and close outs. Other hot topics covered include: BIM, sustainability and Lean.
Each case is written in straight forward language and designed to test the reader's independent and critical thinking skills to develop their real world problem solving ability. The cases are open to interpretation and students will need to develop their own opinions of what's presented to them in order to reach a satisfactory solution.
The cases are ideal for use in the classroom or flipped classroom, for individual or group exercises, to encourage research, writing and presenting skills in all manner of applied construction management situations. Such a broad and useful selection of cases studies cannot be found anywhere else.

This book provides 101 real life construction management case studies from an author with over 40 years' experience in the construction industry and as lecturer in construction management. Over 14 chapters Len Holm has included case studies from real jobsites that cover: organisation, procurement, estimating, scheduling, subcontractors, communications, quality and cost control, change orders, claims and disputes, safety and close outs. Other hot topics covered include: BIM, sustainability and Lean.
Each case is written in straight forward language and designed to test the reader's independent and critical thinking skills to develop their real world problem solving ability. The cases are open to interpretation and students will need to develop their own opinions of what's presented to them in order to reach a satisfactory solution.
The cases are ideal for use in the classroom or flipped classroom, for individual or group exercises, to encourage research, writing and presenting skills in all manner of applied construction management situations. Such a broad and useful selection of cases studies cannot be found anywhere else.

Len Holm is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington, USA. He has over 40 years' construction industry experience at all levels and owns his own construction management firm. He is the author of numerous books on construction, including Management of Construction Projects: A Constructor's Perspective, 2nd edition, also published by Routledge.

Chapter 1: Construction organizations, including personnel issues Chapter 2: Procurement, including pricing and delivery methods Chapter 3: Construction contracts, including insurance and bond issues Chapter 4: Estimating Chapter 5: Schedules and schedule control Chapter 6: Subcontractors and suppliers Chapter 7: Start-up, including preconstruction, mobilization, and value engineering Chapter 8: Communications, including RFIs and submittals Chapter 9: Pay requests, including liens, lien releases, and retention Chapter 10: Cost control, including lean construction Chapter 11: Quality and safety controls Chapter 12: Change orders Chapter 13: Claims, including dispute resolution techniques Chapter 14: Advanced topics, including close-out, BIM, and sustainability Appendix A: Abbreviations Appendix B: Glossary

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