The Construction MBA: Practical Approaches to Construction Contracting

The Construction MBA: Practical Approaches to Construction Contracting
  • Author : Matt Stevens
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 513
  • Relase : 2012-07-02
  • ISBN : 9780071763264

The Construction MBA: Practical Approaches to Construction Contracting Book Review:

Proven business strategies for operating a profitable and efficient construction firm Written by a successful management researcher, advisor, and educator to construction contractors, The Construction MBA reveals effective operating practices for managing the multiple processes that must work simultaneously to make a construction firm consistently profitable. The methods in the book apply to both general and specialty contracting firms and describe how to grow both the top line and bottom line. This strategic resource explains how to integrate metrics into your business model that allow you to identify and react to critical trends. You'll learn ways to gain the competitive edge by adopting superior processes, speeding up your business cycle, and maximizing client satisfaction. Tips for positioning your firm on the "sweet spot" of the risk-reward curve are also included. Realworld case studies demonstrate the concepts presented in this practical guide. In addition, eight legendary management books are reviewed and their lessons are applied to the construction contracting business. The Construction MBA covers: The new business model Corporate objectives and strategies Work acquisition Operations management Human resources Financial management Technology Good operating practices

Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day

Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day
  • Author : Matt Stevens
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 418
  • Relase : 2006-10-19
  • ISBN : 9780071479158

Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day Book Review:

This detailed overview of the construction contracting business delivers an invaluable collection of best practices, forms, templates, and checklists designed to reduce risks and increase profits. Contractors will learn everything they need to know about the make-or-break areas of estimating, pricing, bidding, project management, and financial management. The author is well-known in the industry, with a weekly newsletter, website, online digest, regular column for Contractor magazine, and 70-plus seminar bookings for 2006 Extensive examples and illustrations help readers apply the insights offered

Project Management for Construction

Project Management for Construction
  • Author : Chris Hendrickson,Chris T. Hendrickson,Tung Au
  • Publisher : Chris Hendrickson
  • Pages : 425
  • Relase : 1989
  • ISBN : 9780137312665

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The Goal

The Goal
  • Author : Eliyahu M. Goldratt,Jeff Cox
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 321
  • Relase : 2016-08-12
  • ISBN : 9781351982115

The Goal Book Review:

Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try and improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster. So is his marriage. He has ninety days to save his plant - or it will be closed by corporate HQ, with hundreds of job losses. It takes a chance meeting with a colleague from student days - Jonah - to help him break out of conventional ways of thinking to see what needs to be done. Described by Fortune as a 'guru to industry' and by Businessweek as a 'genius', Eliyahu M. Goldratt was an internationally recognized leader in the development of new business management concepts and systems. This 20th anniversary edition includes a series of detailed case study interviews by David Whitford, Editor at Large, Fortune Small Business, which explore how organizations around the world have been transformed by Eli Goldratt's ideas. The story of Alex's fight to save his plant contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC) developed by Eli Goldratt. Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal is the gripping novel which is transforming management thinking throughout the Western world. It is a book to recommend to your friends in industry - even to your bosses - but not to your competitors!

West's Federal Practice Digest

West's Federal Practice Digest
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : PSU:000068056575

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Construction Accounting & Financial Management

Construction Accounting & Financial Management
  • Author : Stephen Peterson
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Pages : 281
  • Relase : 2013-10-03
  • ISBN : 9781292054872

Construction Accounting & Financial Management Book Review:

For all courses in construction accounting and construction finance, and for courses in engineering economics taught in construction management programs. This book helps construction professionals and construction management students master the principles of financial management, and adapt and apply them to the challenge of profitably managing construction companies. It integrates content that has traditionally been taught through separate accounting, finance, and engineering economics texts. Students learn how to account for a construction company’s financial resources; how to manage its costs, profits, and cash flows; how to evaluate different sources of funding a company’s cash needs; and how to quantitatively analyze financial decisions. Readers gain hands-on experience through 220 example problems and over 390 practice problems, many of them based on situations actually encountered by the author. This edition adds more than 100 new discussion questions, and presents financial equations and accounting transactions more visually to support more intuitive learning.

Southern California Directory of Experts & Consultants

Southern California Directory of Experts & Consultants
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105062005348

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Galbraith's Construction and Land Management Law for Students

Galbraith's Construction and Land Management Law for Students
  • Author : Carrie de Silva,Jennifer Charlson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 350
  • Relase : 2020-09-04
  • ISBN : 9781000179835

Galbraith's Construction and Land Management Law for Students Book Review:

Ideal for students taking law modules on construction, surveying, real estate, planning and civil engineering courses, Galbraith’s Construction and Land Management Law for Students is an excellent overview of the key legal issues in the built environment. Clearly written and with wide ranging coverage of key legal principles, this textbook highlights the need for students on built environment related courses to access information on how the law relates to their profession, without getting into the heavy detail of the full-scale legal texts. Chapters provide the background to the English legal system before covering key topics such as contract law, tort, health and safety, land law, planning, landlord and tenant, dispute resolution and employment law. All chapters in this seventh edition have been updated with new case law along with statutory and regulatory changes. The improvements include: A new chapter on environmental law An explanation of the new UK/EU relationship following Brexit Details of current JCT 2016 and NEC4 construction contracts Changes to landlords’ requirements on letting property The Consumer Rights Act 2015 The Localism Act 2011 The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

Engineering News-record

Engineering News-record
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1354
  • Relase : 1979
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822017721085

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International Construction Contract Law

International Construction Contract Law
  • Author : Lukas Klee
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 562
  • Relase : 2015-01-07
  • ISBN : 9781118717905

International Construction Contract Law Book Review:

"Aimed at a global market so not oriented to any particular legal system, the book is useful to readers throughout the world"--

Advanced Methods of Structural Analysis

Advanced Methods of Structural Analysis
  • Author : Igor A. Karnovsky,Olga Lebed
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 824
  • Relase : 2021-03-16
  • ISBN : 9783030443948

Advanced Methods of Structural Analysis Book Review:

This revised and significantly expanded edition contains a rigorous examination of key concepts, new chapters and discussions within existing chapters, and added reference materials in the appendix, while retaining its classroom-tested approach to helping readers navigate through the deep ideas, vast collection of the fundamental methods of structural analysis. The authors show how to undertake the numerous analytical methods used in structural analysis by focusing on the principal concepts, detailed procedures and results, as well as taking into account the advantages and disadvantages of each method and sphere of their effective application. The end result is a guide to mastering the many intricacies of the range of methods of structural analysis. The book differentiates itself by focusing on extended analysis of beams, plane and spatial trusses, frames, arches, cables and combined structures; extensive application of influence lines for analysis of structures; simple and effective procedures for computation of deflections; introduction to plastic analysis, stability, and free and forced vibration analysis, as well as some special topics. Ten years ago, Professor Igor A. Karnovsky and Olga Lebed crafted a must-read book. Now fully updated, expanded, and titled Advanced Methods of Structural Analysis (Strength, Stability, Vibration), the book is ideal for instructors, civil and structural engineers, as well as researches and graduate and post graduate students with an interest in perfecting structural analysis.

The End of Project Overruns

The End of Project Overruns
  • Author : Robert M. Patty,Michael A. Denton
  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • Pages : 485
  • Relase : 2009-11
  • ISBN : 9781599428963

The End of Project Overruns Book Review:

Applying the principles in this book unleashes ingenuity that achieves, solidifies and perpetuates a new performance culture of mutual benefit. In this culture, project teams will prepare their work in task packages and enable workflow necessary to leave inefficiency of time and resource, literally, no place to hide. Project examples will help teams implement the principles that shorten cycle times, eliminate error, improve quality and reduce costs to succeed in meeting project commitments. Emerging Lean enterprise relationships between clients, EPC contractors and their entire supply chain will advance what constitutes the new, market-differentiating performance of individuals, project teams and companies - justifying high levels of trust and inter-organizational efforts to improve. Client executives will learn to recognize root causes of risk and sources of excellence to mitigate them. Well-developed strategic improvement is often constrained because the traditional way - current means and methods - fit squarely in everyone's comfort zone. By learning to ask the right questions, top-client leadership will soon render overruns from the best traditional systems as "not-good enough" and strive for a new level of excellence. EPC executives will better engage creative voices from their best resources and stakeholders to resolve all concerns and define a unified vision for how to deliver on clients' expectations without overruns during capital project delivery. Lean methods will effectively assure that vision, principles and best expectations are understood and implemented at the workface. Department, discipline and stakeholder leaders will align and no longer frustrate each other and their clients. They will plan and execute with increased efficiency and effectiveness. Cost reduction will accelerate, retaining only client-valued quality - enabling a nimble response to market opportunities and threats. Project and program managers will confidently accept intense, market-induced cost and schedule-reduction efforts. They will apply new metrics, measure potential and extract, align and pilot improvements. They will make workface progress transparent to simplify resource balancing, full utilization and workface flow during all project phases. The results will differentiate team members and their project's performance on the world stage. Project professionals and the skilled labor force will gain confidence to make and keep increasingly difficult commitments and experience thereby increasing opportunity in an organization known for excellence. They will fully engage heart and mind for leaders who expect excellence and they trust to enable and reward best practice performance while they jointly eliminate root causes of problems before they happen. This book guides readers through each essential role for the transformation to Lean...not just at the lowest levels but of the entire business model and all the supporting processes. Resulting market recognition of sustained excellence of people, their systems and they way they work together will create a market-leading force.

Broken Buildings, Busted Budgets

Broken Buildings, Busted Budgets
  • Author : Barry B. LePatner,Timothy C. Jacobson,Robert Eric Wright
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2008-09-15
  • ISBN : 9780226472690

Broken Buildings, Busted Budgets Book Review:

Addressing the out-of-control delays and cost overruns of construction projects across the nation, prominent construction attorney LePatner builds a powerful case for change in an industry that consumes $1.23 trillion and wastes at least $120 billion each year.

Who's who in Engineering

Who's who in Engineering
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 988
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : UOM:39015030237708

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California Lawyers

California Lawyers
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1992-07
  • ISBN : IND:30000081051645

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Project Success

Project Success
  • Author : Emanuel Camilleri
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 324
  • Relase : 2016-04-08
  • ISBN : 9781317074861

Project Success Book Review:

The issue of what defines project success (or failure) is complex and often elusive, and dependent on the perceptions of different stakeholders. In this enlightening book Emanuel Camilleri examines the key factors bearing on perceived success or failure. This book is not just about project management, it goes much deeper into the topic of project success by prescribing a project success framework. In chapters dedicated to factors such as leadership, teams, communication, information management and risk management, the author shines a light on the key behaviours in which project managers and others engage and how those behaviours predict success or failure. Practising project managers, project board members and sponsors, struggling to manage conflicting stakeholder expectations, complexity and ambiguity, will learn which factors are vital to determining successful outcomes. Finally, having highlighted the particular skills, abilities and attributes identified by the research, Dr Camilleri offers a diagnostic model for assessing an organization's preparedness for undertaking and successfully managing major projects. Project Success provides a valuable contribution to the literature on this subject, and its application delivers practical guidance that will be welcomed by project professionals at all levels.

Strategy as Practice

Strategy as Practice
  • Author : Gerry Johnson,Ann Langley,Leif Melin,Richard Whittington
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 245
  • Relase : 2007-08-02
  • ISBN : 9780521862936

Strategy as Practice Book Review:

This is an analysis of what managers actually do in relation to the development of strategy in organisations.

Learning to be

Learning to be
  • Author : Edgar Faure,UNESCO
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • Pages : 348
  • Relase : 1972-01-01
  • ISBN : 9789231042461

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Faculty Personnel

Faculty Personnel
  • Author : American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1976
  • ISBN : UOM:35128000010890

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Developing Leadership Talent

Developing Leadership Talent
  • Author : David Berke,Michael E. Kossler,Michael Wakefield
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 174
  • Relase : 2015-08-10
  • ISBN : 9781119187943

Developing Leadership Talent Book Review:

Based on the popular Developing Leadership Talent program offered by the acclaimed Center for Creative Leadership, this important resource offers a nuts-and-bolts framework for putting in place a leadership development system that will attract and retain the best and brightest talent. Step by step, the authors explain how alignment with strategic goals and organizational purpose and effective developmental experiences are the backbone of a successful leadership program. An authoritative and useful book, Developing Leadership Talent is an essential tool for any leadership program.