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Quality Improvement Techniques in Construction

Quality Improvement Techniques in Construction Author Steven Mccabe
ISBN-10 9781317884149
Release 2014-09-25
Pages 240
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Quality management has received much attention in recent years, not least in the construction industry. This book provides a description of the techniques of quality management and how they are implemented, regardless of the context. The author applies the techniques to the construction industry and brings in some practical experience from contractors in the construction industry.



Chartered Institute of Building Handbook and Members List 1996

Chartered Institute of Building Handbook and Members List 1996 Author NA NA
ISBN-10 9781349136162
Release 1995-12-13
Pages 329
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The official Handbook from the Chartered Institute of Building, this work provides detailed information on the work of the Institute, up-to-date editorial articles from specialists in the Building sector, key personnel within the Institute, a complete listing of all CIOB members (33000) including their communication details and a list of Construction Consultants listing their specialities.



Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development

Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development Author Chartered Institute of Building,
ISBN-10 9781405194204
Release 2010-01-19
Pages 304
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In 1991 the Chartered Institute of Building initiated a multi-institute task force and a Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development was published in 1992, with second and third editions in 1996 and 2002. Like previous editions, this fourth edition has been extensively updated. The fourth edition includes a range of new illustrations and high profile examples, and features new guidance on: CDM regulations Project planning Change management Project management software Mobile technology The range of procurement options The European perspective Contracts Effective project management involves the assessment and management of risk, and this is a strong theme throughout the Code. The Code of Practice provides an authoritative guide to the principles and practice of construction project management. It will be a key reference source for clients, contractors and professionals, irrespective of the size and nature of the project.



Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development

Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development Author CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Building)
ISBN-10 9781118378182
Release 2014-07-23
Pages 360
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The first edition of the Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development, published in 1992, was groundbreaking in many ways. Now in its fifth edition, prepared by a multi-institute task force coordinated by the CIOB and including representatives from RICS, RIBA, ICE, APM and CIC, it continues to be the authoritative guide and reference to the principles and practice of project management in construction and development. Good project management in construction relies on balancing the key constraints of time, quality and cost in the context of building functionality and the requirements for sustainability within the built environment. Thoroughly updated and restructured to reflect the challenges that the industry faces today, this edition continues to drive forward the practice of construction project management. The principles of strategic planning, detailed programming and monitoring, resource allocation and effective risk management, widely used on projects of all sizes and complexity, are all fully covered. The integration of Building Information Modelling at each stage of the project life is a feature of this edition. In addition, the impact of trends and developments such as the internationalisation of construction projects and the drive for sustainability are discussed in context. The Code of Practice will be of particular value to clients, project management professionals and students of construction, as well as to the wider construction and development industries. Much of the information will also be relevant to project management professionals operating in other commercial spheres.



New Code of Estimating Practice

New Code of Estimating Practice Author The Chartered Institute of Building
ISBN-10 9781119329640
Release 2018-04-24
Pages 288
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The essential, authoritative guide to providing accurate, systematic, and reliable estimating for construction projects—newly revised Pricing and bidding for construction work is at the heart of every construction business, and in the minds of construction consultants’ poor bids lead to poor performance and nobody wins. New Code of Estimating Practice examines 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. It embodies principles that are applicable to any project regardless of size or complexity. This authoritative guide has been completely rewritten to include much more contextual and educational material as well as the code of practice. It covers 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. Established standard for the construction industry, providing the only code of practice on construction estimating Prepared under the auspices of the Chartered Institute of Building and endorsed by a range of other professional bodies Completely rewritten since the 7th edition, to include much more contextual and educational material, as well as the core code of practice New Code of Estimating Practice is an important book for construction contractors, specialist contractors, quantity surveyors/cost consultants, and for students of construction and quantity surveying.



Quality Management in Construction Projects

Quality Management in Construction Projects Author Abdul Razzak Rumane
ISBN-10 1439838720
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 464
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Concise and easy to read, Quality Management in Construction Projects presents key information on how to approach quality assurance for construction projects. Containing quick reference tables and a wealth of figures, the book presents valuable quality related data and guidelines. It provides coverage that spans from the inception of a project through issuance of a completion certificate. Go the extra distance and become the consummate professional: Learn about different types of contract deliverable systems Explore important points to be considered while developing detail design and shop drawing Plan for major activities during construction process Create design review checklists Anticipate costs involved with quality Understand reasons why an executed work may be rejected Develop ways to assess your quality efforts In addition to covering standard procedures and concepts, the author introduces and discusses a wide range of-the-state-of-the-art-tools and approaches that professionals can use to develop an Integrated Quality Management System most suitable for their specific project. These include Six Sigma, TRIZ, and Total Quality Management, as well ISO 9000, ISO 14000 Environmental Management System, and OHSAS 18000 This information will also prove valuable for cutting-edge instructors who wish to provide engineering/management students with in-depth knowledge about current practices and familiarize them with the vernacular used in discussing quality assurance practices within the construction industry. Dr. Abdul Razzak Rumane’s work in Quality Management in Construction Projects has earned him a nomination for ASQ’s Philip B. Crosby Medal. This award is presented to the individual who has authored a distinguished book contributing significantly to the extension of the philosophy and application of the principles, methods, or techniques of quality management.



Integrated Design and Construction Single Responsibility

Integrated Design and Construction   Single Responsibility Author Chartered Institute of Building
ISBN-10 9781118778296
Release 2015-11-16
Pages 112
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"Provides both the client and the constructor with the necessary information to utilise an IDC approach in the procurement and construction of buildings"--



Procurement in the Construction Industry

Procurement in the Construction Industry Author William Hughes
ISBN-10 9781134157471
Release 2006-07-29
Pages 224
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Do recent moves in the construction industry towards collaborative working and other new procurement procedures really make good business sense? Procurement in the Construction Industry is the result of research into this question and it includes the first rigorous categorizing of the differences between procurement methods currently in use. In the process of carrying out this research, the team has produced a comprehensive study of procurement methods which looks in detail at the relative benefits and costs of different ways of working, with sometimes surprising results. As such, it is not only a valuable guide for practitioners on the complexities of the procurement process, but also an outline of the relevance of economic theory to the construction sector.



Lean Construction Management

Lean Construction Management Author Shang Gao
ISBN-10 9789812870148
Release 2014-05-23
Pages 390
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The book presents a mixed research method adopted to assess and present the Toyota Way practices within construction firms in general and for firms in China specifically. The results of an extensive structured questionnaire survey based on the Toyota Way-styled attributes identified were developed and data collected from building professionals working in construction firms is presented. The quantitative data presented in the book explains the status quo of the Toyota Way-styled practices implemented in the construction industry, as well as the extent to which these attributes were perceived for lean construction management. The book highlights all the actionable attributes derived from the Toyota Way model appreciated by the building professionals, but alerts the readers that some attributes felled short of implementation. Further findings from in-depth interviews and case studies are also presented in the book to provide to readers an understanding how these Toyota Way practices can be implemented in real-life projects. Collectively, all the empirical findings presented in this book can serve to enhance understanding of Toyota Way practices in the lean construction management context. The readers are then guided through to understand the gaps between actual practice and Toyota Way-styled practices, and the measures that they may undertake to circumvent the challenges for implementation. The book also presents to readers the SWOT analysis that addresses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats towards the implementation of the Toyota Way in the construction industry. The book prescribes the Toyota Way model for use in construction firms to strategically implement lean construction management. The checklist presented in the book enables readers to draw lessons that may be used additionally as a holistic assessment tool for measuring the maturity of firms with respect to their Toyota Way implementation. Consequent to this, management would then be in a better position to develop plans for Toyota Way implementation by focusing on weak areas, strengthening them, and thus increasing the likelihood of success in the implementation of the Toyota Way. In a nutshell, this book provides a comprehensive and valuable resource for firms not only in the construction industry but also businesses outside of the construction sector to better understand the Toyota Way and how this understanding can translate to implementation of lean construction/business management to enhance profitability and survivability in an increasingly competitive global market place.



Handbook of Construction Management

Handbook of Construction Management Author Abdul Razzak Rumane
ISBN-10 9781482226652
Release 2016-08-05
Pages 854
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The book is developed to provide significant information and guidelines to construction and project management professionals (owners, designers, consultants, construction managers, project managers, supervisors, contractors, builders, developers, and many others from the construction-related industry) involved in construction projects (mainly civil construction projects, commercial-A/E projects) and construction-related industries. It covers the importance of construction management principles, procedures, concepts, methods, and tools, and their applications to various activities/components/subsystems of different phases of the life cycle of a construction project. These applications will improve the construction process in order to conveniently manage the project and make the project most qualitative, competitive, and economical. It also discuss the interaction and/or combination among some of the activities/elements of management functions, management processes, and their effective implementation and applications that are essential throughout the life cycle of project to conveniently manage the project. This handbook will: Focus on the construction management system to manage construction projects Include a number of figures and tables which will enhance reader comprehension Provide all related topics/areas of construction management Be of interest to all those involved in construction management and project management Provide information about Building Information Modeling (BIM), and ISO Certification in Construction Industry Offer a chapter on Lean construction The construction project life cycle phases and its activities/elements/subsystems are comprehensively developed and take into consideration Henri Fayol's Management Function concept which was subsequently modified by Koontz and O'Donnel and Management Processes Knowledge Areas described in PMBOK® published by Project Management Institute (PMI). The information available in the book will also prove valuable for academics/instructors to provide construction management/project management students with in-depth knowledge and guidelines followed in the construction projects and familiarize them with construction management practices.



Cross Cultural Management and Quality Performance

Cross Cultural Management and Quality Performance Author Yomi Babatunde
ISBN-10 9789812873620
Release 2015-01-13
Pages 462
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This book explores China’s global competitiveness in the building of infrastructures with a particular interest in the resource-rich African countries. The book begins with a comprehensive literature review on total quality management (TQM) and national culture, followed by reviews of the construction industries in China and Nigeria. This provides better understanding of the linkages between TQM, based on the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO 9000 quality management systems (QMS), and national culture, based on Emeritus Professor Geert Hofstede’s national cultural dimensions. Premised on the culture-specificity and bi-directionality relationships between TQM and national culture, this book investigates the construction industries in China and Nigeria including their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) as well as an appraisal of their historical and emerging relationships. In its conceptual approach, this book presents different models in the lead up to its primary theoretical contribution of a quality management assessment model (QMAM) that was adopted during the study’s field work. The book also presents relevant lessons relating to cross cultural management and quality performance not only to the Nigerians but also other foreign players in Nigeria’s construction industry.



The Journal of the Chartered Institution of Building Services

The Journal of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015029594978
Release 1984
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The Journal of the Chartered Institution of Building Services has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Journal of the Chartered Institution of Building Services also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Journal of the Chartered Institution of Building Services book for free.



Architectural Publications Index

Architectural Publications Index Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015058445878
Release 2003
Pages
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Architectural Publications Index has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Architectural Publications Index also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Architectural Publications Index book for free.



Management Systems for Construction

Management Systems for Construction Author Alan Griffith
ISBN-10 9781317882466
Release 2014-07-30
Pages 368
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The book provides a concise focussed guide to the main management areas that are essential to the success of modern construction projects. The concepts, principles and applications in the seven main management areas that are essential to the success of construction projects are presented. It links in with The CIOB's Education Framework is recommended reading for The CIOB.



Quality management for building design

Quality management for building design Author Tim Cornick
ISBN-10 UOM:39015019667412
Release 1991
Pages 218
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The Self Builder s Guide to Project Management

The Self Builder s Guide to Project Management Author Vince Holden
ISBN-10 0993406408
Release 2015-09-26
Pages 288
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The Self-Builders Guide to Project Management. Practical advice compiled from over 40 years of construction experience. More and more people are contemplating building their dream home. The purpose of this book is to present the principles and techniques of practical construction project management, beginning with the Pre-Construction phase through coordination of design and then on through to prepare you for the Construction phase. Written from the constructor's perspective, with useful advice, this book will familiarize you with construction management fundamentals and provide you with the everyday knowledge required to develop, plan and manage your project. The Self-Builders Guide to Project Management explains the process stage by stage, and is designed to help you turn your dream into reality.



Building Services Journal

Building Services Journal Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105113184175
Release 2003
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