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This book was a good introduction to the lean culture. Interested in learning or teaching green construction?

I have many other books with some of these details but none have as many as this one. It contains tips on examining your business’s finances, on bewaring of carelessness, and defending your estimate to your customers. Every Energy Consultant should have this book. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Luckily, S.C. Sharma knows how to keep your Caterpillars crawling and your Volvos running. However, no matter the what tale of old times tells, being prepared enough for any job can steer you away from making mistakes at all. It goes right to the fundamentals of field leadership, organization, crew morale, efficiency, safety and productivity. Some builders would not be able to follow the terminology in this book. What’s worse is that I’ve probably only read half of them. Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management by Scott Berkun, 7. , Tracy Kidder’s bestselling book about building a home, you may be familiar with Jim Locke, Kidder’s contractor.

This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. And since there are so many practice problems, by the time you’ve gone through this book, you will have a great handle on how the philosophical underpinnings align with the industry realities. All inspectors know that they can’t remember all the codes, so this book helps. The projects that were failures that I was required to contend with failed to follow the steps this book outlines and then goes on to describe. I would recommended it to anyone looking to implement lean practices in their construction business. It also does so in a reader-friendly way, eschewing jargon and getting to the heart of the matter in a clear yet authoritative manner. Standout review: This book is helpful in that it really explains the business end of the construction industry. Peurifoy, in his widely used book, explains not just how to use construction equipment correctly, but also how to best use each tool for each kind of project.

If you are in a less competitive environment, you will still be expected to provide clients and potential clients with an estimate of how much your services will cost them.

This is the book to help you build confidence and avoid expensive mistakes. looks at the entirety of the project management lifecycle, tailored to this specific industry. This book doesn’t pull any punches, covering all aspects of construction, from building sites to foundations to wood types to fasteners to framing, siding, windows, doors, concrete, masonry, glass, glazing, roof types, roofing and on and on and on. This ninth edition will undoubtedly be of great use to SME managers responsible for setting up and maintaining health and safety systems and procedures. It has filled in gaps in my knowledge. Very thorough. This textbook guides you through all of the necessary steps, using an example highway bridge construction project and additional case studies, and teaches you how to understand the method inside and out. ), I highly recommend this book as a ‘must read’. Standout review: Great resources, but don’t rely on this book solely. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. However, this book is geared toward the builder, and I think it achieves its purpose.

This book should be your first choice.

Especially it gives you the taste of Indian construction scenarios and practices.

It would definitely a good introduction to project management for engineering students and I recommend it for project management professionals early in their careers. Most chapters deals with a specific content, ready to be applied by the contractor. This book is a tremendous starting point for students and professionals at any level of construction project management. If you’re in the process of studying to become a construction manager, definitely check out this book. Found on many “best of” construction book lists, though no available reviews.

So every small saving and efficiency within the supply chain can be important, as well as ensuring that production continues unabated. The Graphic Guide to Frame Construction is a “visual handbook” for residential construction managers who work and build with wood.

It’s happened before – a builder puts out an estimate to add a new addition to a home. This book is more of an essay-style read and centers on the essentials to get the satisfying results you want out of every construction project you manage. By clicking “Accept”, you consent to the use of ALL the cookies. Construction law can be incredibly complicated, especially when you’re working on someone’s home as opposed to an office building.

You will learn fundamental principles that motivate the industry as well as familiarize yourself with technological advancements such as the Building Information Modeling (BIM) system and how it’s changing the profession. Standout review: Excellent book with great perspective on the green building industry by the “Godfather of Green,” Jerry Yudelson. This book is a great little primer for new construction businesses looking to set up and streamline their accounting solutions. This book explores how project management techniques, when applied correctly, can streamline engineering and construction processes from conception to completion. Logistics in the construction industry “describes movement around the construction/project site,” including delivery. These cookies do not store any personal information. Standout review: I am a home inspector and I needed a book that could easily carry with me when I go to inspect a house. We are committed to researching, testing, and recommending the best products.

Standout review: Provides residential builders and contractors with a broad practical application knowledge of change orders and construction claims, and an understanding of the business scope, meaning, defense, and differing applications of their use. . With a focus on the 2030 Challenge, which aims to have North American construction producing zero-net energy, this analysis explores not just what is wrong with the unsustainable state of the U.S. construction industry, but how to fix it.

After reading this book, you will be able to navigate serval harsh aspects of being a construction manager. Excellent book with great perspective on the green building industry by the “Godfather of Green,” Jerry Yudelson. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen, 8. While Harris’s guide has been a cornerstone for construction professionals for years, his book recently went through a massive rewrite to accommodate the changes in construction management, including, I highly recommend the landmark and very modern best practices oriented textbook, Modern Construction Management, Seventh Edition. This book is a legendary classic in the field of general construction and is a must for personnel involved in construction management, general contracting and professional consulting. The breadth and quality of the materials presented in this text is a testament to the author’s deep understanding of both the work at large and the needs of educators and practitioners alike to facilitate the responsible growth of the field.