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Description - Construction Management by Daniel W. Halpin

Get the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful construction manager with the thoroughly updated new edition of Halpin's "Construction Management". The book reflects the most recent developments in industry practice, introduces you to the complex business of developing and constructing a major facility or structure, and examines the skills needed to be a successful construction manager. You'll learn how to manage resources (money, machines, material, and men), contracts, changing conditions, and unforeseen events as well as about new safety procedures and the most recent industry statistics and practices. This edition features: new information on value engineering, earned value, product delivery systems, and the difference between purchasing construction and purchasing manufactured speculative products; new material on scope of work, defining the project, and how to break the project into work packages in the context of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS); a companion Web site that allows you to simulate construction operations; chapters on estimating, cost control, and analysis of construction operations that provide relevant information for actual practice; and, the physical systems approach to construction management.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471661733
ISBN-10: 0471661732
Format: Hardback
(258mm x 211mm x 22mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Daniel W. Halpin

Daniel Halpin is currently professor of Construction Engineering at Purdue University. He has written 3 books related to the area of Construction Management, and he is generally recognized as one of the leading authorities in the world on the use of simulation in studying construction processes. In 1987, he accepted the position of Head of the Division of Construction Engineering and Management at Purdue University. In 2003, he was elected a member of The National Academy of Construction.

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