Project Management for Engineering and Construction, Third Edition

by: Garold D. Oberlender, Ph.D., P.E.


Abstract: The latest, most effective engineering and construction project management strategies. Fully revised throughout, this up-to-date guide presents the principles and techniques of managing engineering and construction projects from the initial conceptual phase, through design and construction, to completion. The book emphasizes project management during the beginning stages of project development to influence the quality, cost, and schedule of a project as early in the process as possible. Featuring an all-new chapter on risk management, the third edition also includes new sections on: • Ensuring project quality • The owner's team • Parametric estimating • Importance of the estimator • Formats for work breakdown structures • Design work packages • Benefits of planning • Calculations to verify schedules and cost distributions • Common problems in managing design • Build-operate-transfer delivery methods Based on the author's decades of experience in working with hundreds of project managers, this essential resource includes many new real-world examples and updated sample problems.
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Title: Project Management for Engineering and Construction, Third Edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2014 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071822312

Authors:

Garold D. Oberlender, Ph.D., P.E. is professor emeritus of civil engineering at Oklahoma State University, where he served for 35 years as coordinator of the graduate program in construction engineering and project management. He is the coauthor of Estimating Construction Costs, Sixth Edition.

Description: The latest, most effective engineering and construction project management strategies. Fully revised throughout, this up-to-date guide presents the principles and techniques of managing engineering and construction projects from the initial conceptual phase, through design and construction, to completion. The book emphasizes project management during the beginning stages of project development to influence the quality, cost, and schedule of a project as early in the process as possible. Featuring an all-new chapter on risk management, the third edition also includes new sections on: • Ensuring project quality • The owner's team • Parametric estimating • Importance of the estimator • Formats for work breakdown structures • Design work packages • Benefits of planning • Calculations to verify schedules and cost distributions • Common problems in managing design • Build-operate-transfer delivery methods Based on the author's decades of experience in working with hundreds of project managers, this essential resource includes many new real-world examples and updated sample problems.