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Construction Management

Construction Management
Author: Daniel W. Halpin - Bolivar A. Senior
ISBN 13: 9780470447239
ISBN 10: 470447230
Edition: 4
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2010-11-16
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 460
List Price: N/A

Get the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful construction manager

Thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent developments in industry practice, the Third Edition of Halpin’s Construction Management introduces you to the complex business of developing and constructing a major facility or structure. The book presents a detailed look into the massive industry of construction and the skills needed to be a successful construction manager. You’ll learn how to carefully and professionally manage the resources––money, machines, material, and men––necessary to realize any construction project, within a construction environment of contracts, changing weather, varying conditions, and unforeseen events. 


  • Includes new information on value engineering, earned value, product delivery systems, and the difference between purchasing construction and purchasing manufactured speculative products.

  • New material in Chapter 6 covers the ideas of scope of work, defining the project, and how to break the project into work packages in the context of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).

  • The Project Scheduling chapter (Chapter 7) uses the concept of work packaging to develop the activities in the network schedules, and opens with a discussion of precedence notation.

  • Web CYCLONE (available on the book’s companion site) allows you to simulate construction operations.

  • Covers broad concepts of construction management (e.g. safety, labor relations, company organization, estimation, etc.).

  • Chapters on estimating and cost control and analysis of construction operations provide relevant information for actual practice.

  • Applies the physical systems approach to construction management.

  • Presents the fascinating historical background of construction as a profession and discipline.

Civil Engineering

Developed to introduce students to the discipline of construction management, this updated edition features new chapters on estimating, cost control, and the analysis of construction operations. Other chapters focus on the history and basic concepts of the field; preparing the bid package; issues that evolve during the construction phase; construction contracts; legal structures; time planning and control; project cash flow and funding; equipment ownership and safety.