Successful Construction Project Management: The Practical Guide (Paperback)
Successful Construction Project Management is a 'must read' before you start your next project. It provides useful practical tips for managing a construction project and is aimed at construction professionals as well as those studying construction project management. Managing a construction project isn't an easy job and requires many skills. Some skills are learned by attending courses and colleges. Others, however, are only learned by experience, and often the hard way - learning from mistakes. This book will show you how to avoid the many pitfalls in construction. It includes chapters on planning the project, starting it, scheduling, running the project, completing it, people, materials, equipment, quality, safety, subcontractors, contractual and financial. These chapters are broken into multiple sections providing a step-by-step guide to successfully managing a construction project, and, including what-not-to-do to avoid costly mistakes. Key features of the book are it: -is written for construction professionals by a construction professional-avoids being too 'textbook' in nature-has numerous practical examples-includes topics essential to managing projects which aren't included in most other project management books-has the information clearly set out-includes useful and relevant information dealing with the everyday issues of managing a projectBy reading and using this book Project Managers will avoid many problems frequently encountered on construction projects. The book is an excellent reference which can continually be referred to so important steps in the construction management process aren't omitted.'Building a Successful Construction Company - The Practical Guide' by the same author is a valuable companion book to this.
Paul Netscher packs his construction books with practical knowledge and experience gained over 28 years, on 120 construction projects in 6 countries. He managed his own projects and served in senior management positions with various construction companies. Few have been as fortunate as Paul to be involved in such a wide range of construction projects including reservoirs, dams, water treatment plants, roads, bridges, houses, shopping malls, office blocks and industrial, mining and petrochemical facilities. Paul Netscher's books 'Successful Construction Project Management: The Practical Guide' and 'Building a Successful Construction Company: The Practical Guide' and 'Construction Claims: A Short Guide for Contractors' have received excellent reviews and have been appreciated by students, those new to the construction industry as well as seasoned construction professionals. His books have been quoted in research papers. Paul recently published 'Construction Project Management: Tips and Insights' which contains many of Paul's blogs and articles which have been enjoyed and shared by thousands. 'Construction Management: From Project Concept to Completion' is Paul's latest book. Another easy to read practical book filled with examples takes the reader from project concept, deciding what to construct and when, through team selection, investigations, contractor selection, preliminary works, construction, commissioning and completion, with chapters on financial, programme and contractual aspects. An essential book for every project owner and project manager. Paul Netscher publishes regular articles which are keenly read by his followers. He also runs construction management workshops, lectures and mentors individuals and companies. Visit: www.pn-projectmanagement.com for more construction articles and information.