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.
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.