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Description - Contractors Guide to Green Building Construction by Thomas E. Glavinich

Written for contractors and endorsed by the Associated General Contractors of America Written specifically for contractors, this "how-to" book enables you to meet the challenges of green building construction. You'll discover how constructing environmentally friendly, sustainable buildings influences project management, delivery, documentation, and risk. Moreover, the book guides you through these important considerations at all phases of a green construction project, including: Bidding and contractingManaging green design when the contractor works as a design builderSubcontractingProcurementConstruction managementProject commissioning and closeout This book is endorsed by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and was written with the assistance and advice of a specially assembled AGC task force. With a focus on the green building process from the contractor's viewpoint, the book avoids endorsing any one green building rating system in favor of presenting the business fundamentals common to them all. Throughout the presentation, flowcharts and other features offer working tools for successfully managing green construction projects. Plus, real-world case studies developed through discussions with the actual contractors involved help you understand exactly what to expect and how to best manage constructing a green building. In short, this is one book that you need to have on hand to be a part of the rapidly growing green building movement.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470056219
ISBN-10: 0470056215
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 206mm x 23mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Thomas E. Glavinich

Thomas E. Glavinich, DE, PE, is Associate Professor for the Schools of Engineering and Architecture and Urban Design at The University of Kansas. Prior to joining The University of Kansas, he worked in the design and construction of commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. Mr. Glavinich is the past president of the ASCE Architectural Engineering Institute and a Fellow of the Institute. Associated General Contractors of America, founded in 1918, is the largest and oldest con-struction trade association in the U.S., comprised of over 33,000 members that include general contractors and specialty contractors as well as suppliers and service providers.