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Residential Construction Management

Residential Construction Management

Managing According to the Project Lifecycle
By Joseph A. Griffin
Softcover, 6x9, 288 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-022-8
January 2010

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Residential Construction Management will provide construction managers a concise and practical guide to managing residential construction projects. One of the fundamental reasons residential contractors fail to prosper is that they are poor managers. By presenting project management tools in their appropriate context of the project lifecycle—initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing—readers will more clearly understand the iterative nature of construction management, which is a key to successfully managing a construction project. You can’t afford to be without this indispensable working tool and its step-by-step instructions, project management templates, and real-world case studies.
Key Features
  • Walks you through the entire project management lifecycle resulting in a better understanding of the iterative processes of construction management
  • Offers the information and real world tools needed to successfully apply to a planned or current project
  • Discusses how to approach a banker and secure financing – especially valuable in the current market
  • Shows how various knowledge areas and project management tools interact when doing a project providing you with the knowledge to create your own project plan
  • WAV offers a downloadable building specification form, change order authorization form, construction schedule, sample budget, construction flowchart, a guide to working with bankers for spec home loans, and much more – available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com
  • About the Author(s)
    After Joseph Griffin obtained a bachelor’s degree in business management, he went on to begin working full-time in both the real estate and construction industry while simultaneously earning his Masters of Business Administration through Lenoir-Rhyne University. He later earned a Masters of Project Management through Western Carolina University. Joseph is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), a member of the Project Management Institute, a member of both local REALTOR® associations and the National Association of REALTORS® and holds the Graduate REALTOR® Institute designation. He has authored several articles on construction and project management which have been featured in national publications.
    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Project Management and Residential Construction
    Project Management
         Definition of a Project 
         Project Lifecycle 
    Residential Construction

    Chapter 2 Initiating the Construction Project 
         Where Do Ideas Come From? 
         When to Assign a Project Manager
    The Initiation Process 
         Creating the Project Proposal
         Reviewing the Project Proposal
         Approving the Project Proposal
         Transitioning to the Planning Phase

    Chapter 3 Planning the Construction Project 
    Overview of the Chapter 
    Nature of the Planning Phase 
    Overview of the Project Plan Components
         Project Scope and Scope Management Plan 
         Construction Schedule 
         Cost Control 
         Quality Assurance
         Human Resource 
         Risk Management 
         Purchasing and Contract Administration 
         Project Documentation and Project Baselines
    Customizing the Project Plan
    Developing the Project Plan 
         Project Scope and Scope Management 
         Construction Schedule 
         Cost Control Plan 
         Quality Assurance Plan 
         Human Resource Plan 
         Communication Plan 
         Risk Management Plan
         Purchasing and Contract Administration Plan 
    Project Documentation and Project Baselines
    Transitioning to the Execution Phase

    Chapter 4 Executing the Construction Project
    Characteristics Needed for Successful Execution
         Highly Aware 
         Service Oriented 
         A Problem Solver 
         An Effective Communicator 
    Project Execution 
         Executing the Work Breakdown Structure 
         Section 1.1—Permitting and Site Prep 
         Section 1.2—Foundation, Framing, and Rough-ins 
         Section 1.3—Interior Finishes 
         Section 1.4—Exterior Work and Finishes 
         Section 1.5—Final Inspections 
         Executing Management Plans 
    Transitioning to the Controlling Phase 

    Chapter 5 Controlling the Construction Project 
    Performance Evaluation 
         Primary Purpose of Performance Evaluation 
         Types of Performance Evaluation 
         Areas of Performance Evaluation
         Methods of Performance Evaluation 
         Methods of Corrective Action 
         Earned Value Management 
         Risk Management Plan 
         Specific Performance Evaluation Techniques
         Method of Process Improvement 
    Integrated Change Control
         Integrated Change Control Defined
         Construction Change Control 
         Process Change Control

    Chapter 6 Closing the Construction Project 
         Final Inspection
         Issuance of Certificate of Occupancy
         Final Client Approval
         Builder-provided Closing Documents and Final Financial Statement
         Property Closing
         Warranty Procedures
         Client Feedback
    Job Site 
    Construction Stakeholders 
    Project File
    Project Team 
    Audit Procedures 
    Closing an Unsuccessful Project
    Concluding Comments 

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