Construction Project Management: A Practical Guide to Field by S. Keoki Sears

By S. Keoki Sears

For greater than thirty years, development undertaking administration through Clough and Sears has been thought of the preeminent consultant to the serious course approach (CPM) of undertaking scheduling. It combines a pretty good origin within the rules and basics of CPM with specific emphasis on undertaking making plans, established via an instance project.This 5th variation contains a variety of advancements. New pedagogical units enhance absorption of the fabric. up-to-date hard work, fabric, and gear pricing is included into the textual content. insurance is more desirable by means of discussions of up to date making plans and administration tools similar to paintings Breakdown constructions (WBS) and the Earned worth administration method (EVMS).A street bridge with an entire rate estimate, together with SI devices, illustrates all the ideas of undertaking administration. utilizing this uncomplicated info and the case stories within the appendix, readers are given venture administration difficulties and hands-on venture administration experience.The 5th variation positive aspects include:Complete assurance of making plans and scheduling rules that practice to each kind of development projectExpanded insurance of construction planningLarge foldout illustrations comfortably built-in during the bookThorough and recent, development undertaking administration, 5th variation is an excellent textual content for college students and an quintessential on-the-job reference for developers, architects, civil engineers, and different building pros.

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1] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Description [2] Excavation, unclassied Excavation, structural Backfill, compacted Piling, steel Concrete, footings Concrete, abutments Concrete, deck slab, 10 in. 3 Highway bridge, bid form each consisting of a breast wall and two wing walls. Each abutment rests on a heavy concrete footing supported by twenty-eight 40-foot-long H-section steel piles. The 10-inch-thick reinforced concrete paving slab is supported by seven W363150 steel floor girders. A steel guardrail is required to extend the length of the bridge along each side.

3 Final Cost Estimate The final cost estimate of a project is prepared when finalized working drawings and specifications are available. This detailed estimate of construction expense is based on a complete and detailed survey of work quantities required to accomplish the work. The process involves the identification, compilation, and analysis of the many items of cost that will enter into the construction process. Such estimating, which is done before the work is actually performed, requires careful and detailed study of the design documents, together with an intimate knowledge of the prices, availability, and characteristics of materials, construction equipment, and labor.

The reason for this is not only to establish specific salary requirements, but also to recognize that most job supervisors do better in terms of construction costs on some portions of a project than on others. 9 General Time Schedule phases of the construction. A given supervisor may be experienced with one type of equipment but not with another. The pricing of a project must take into account the special abilities of key field personnel. The matching of field supervisory talents with the demands of a particular project is one of the most important management actions.

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