Becoming a Construction Manager

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Becoming a Construction Manager

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 214 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780470874219
  • DDC分類 624.068

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The must-have guide for anyone considering a career in construction management Becoming a Construction Manager explains everything a person needs to know to become a Construction Manager from formal education to getting their first job. This practical guide is packed with useful information for anyone considering or beginning a career in construction management, as well as professional construction managers seeking to work in a specific area. From schedule and cost management to sustainability and technology implementation, all of the important career choices are explained by successful construction managers at top international firms.* The only guide available on careers in this fast-growing field * Offers practical guidance in a concise, easy-to-use format, illustrated throughout * In-depth profiles with construction managers of varying specialties give students and new architects an inside view of the real-world, day-to-day experiences of a working builder * Includes interviewing tips and up to date information on where the jobs are in the field, along with an extensive resource section on professional organizations and educational opportunities * Introduction by Bruce D'Agostino, President and CEO of the Construction Management Association of America Providing an overview of the profession, educational requirements, specialties, and the job search, this is a one-stop resource that supplies the inside track on this rapidly growing profession.

Table of Contents

Foreword                                           vii
1 What Does a Construction Manager Do? 1 (52)
What Makes CM a Profession? 7 (1)
Defining a Profession 8 (1)
The Professional Process 9 (1)
Performance Standards and Increasing Scope 9 (1)
Credentialing Professionalism 10 (1)
Yardsticks of Professionalism 11 (2)
Construction Managers Are Logicians, Hirers, 13 (2)
and Organizers
A Summary of Construction Manager Tasks (from 15 (2)
the U.S. Department of Labor)
History of Construction Management 17 (2)
Architects, Contractors, and Engineers Weigh 19 (5)
in on Construction Management
Early Applications of Construction Management 24 (5)
United States Job Outlook 29 (5)
Core Competencies (What You Need to Know) 34 (4)
A Demanding Career 38 (1)
The Construction Management Association of 38 (1)
America (CMAA)
History of CMAA 39 (5)
What Does CMAA Stand For? 44 (1)
Skills 44 (1)
What Does the Federal Government Think of 45 (4)
Construction Management?
CM Education 49 (4)
2 The Education of a Construction Manger 53 (30)
How Many Schools Offer Construction 56 (3)
Management Education?
A Typical Course Outline 59 (2)
Accreditation 61 (3)
Merchant Schools 64 (4)
Scholarships and Mentoring 68 (6)
Continuing Education and Certification 74 (3)
Soft Skills 77 (6)
3 The Experience of the Construction Manager 83 (40)
Project Management 90 (5)
Cost Management 95 (2)
Saving Money through Technology 97 (3)
Time Management 100(3)
Quality Management 103(4)
Contract Administration 107(3)
Safety Management 110(3)
Program Management 113(1)
Sustainability 113(2)
Risk Management 115(1)
Building Information Modeling 116(7)
4 Construction Managers' Place in the World 123(32)
Globalization 123(4)
Challenges of Globalization 127(4)
Infrastructure 131(11)
Exciting Times for Infrastructure 142(5)
CM and the Environment 147(8)
5 The Future of Construction Management 155(30)
Integrated Project Delivery 158(5)
Project Organization 163(2)
Technology of IPD 165(1)
Public Private Partnerships 165(7)
Innovative Financing 172(1)
Technology 173(10)
Workforce Issues 183(2)
Appendix
Code of Ethics 185(2)
Glossary 187(14)
CMAA Student Chapters 201(6)
Bibliography 207(2)
Useful Web Resources 209(2)
Index 211