A Contractor's Guide to Planning, Scheduling, and Control (Hardcover)

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A Contractor's Guide to Planning, Scheduling, and Control (Hardcover)


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In A Contractor's Guide to Planning, Scheduling, and Control, an experienced construction professional delivers a unique and effective approach to the planning and scheduling responsibilities of a construction project manager, superintendent, or jobsite scheduler. The author describes the complete scheduling cycle, from preconstruction and scheduling through controls and closeout, from the perspective of real-world general contractors and scheduling professionals.

Filled with tools and strategies that actually help contractors build projects, and light on academic jargon and terminology that's not used in the field, the book includes examples of real craft workers and subcontractors, like electricians, carpenters, and drywallers, to highlight the concepts discussed within. Finally, an extensive appendix rounds out the book with references to additional resources for the reader.

This comprehensive guide includes:

  • Thorough introductions to construction contracting, lean construction planning, subcontractor management, and more
  • A comprehensive exploration of a commercial case study that's considered in each chapter, connecting critical topics with a consistent through line
  • End-of-chapter review questions and applied exercises
  • Access to a companion website that includes additional resources and, for instructors, solutions, additional case studies, sample estimates, and sample schedules

Perfect for upper-level undergraduate students in construction management and construction engineering programs, A Contractor's Guide to Planning, Scheduling, and Control is also an irreplaceable reference for general contractors and construction project -management professionals.

LEN HOLM is Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Washington. He has nearly 50 years of experience in construction industry and also owns a construction management firm.

Product Details ISBN: 9781119813521
ISBN-10: 1119813522
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2022
Pages: 400
Language: English