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Introduction to Construction Project Engineering

This new textbook fills an important gap in the existing literature, in that it prepares construction engineering and built environment students for their first experience of the jobsite. This innovative book integrates conceptual and hands-on knowledge of project engineering to introduce students to the construction process and familiarize them with the procedures and activities they need to operate as project engineers during their summer internships and immediately after graduation. The textbook is structured into four sections: Section A: Introductory Concepts Section B: Field Engineering Section C: Office Engineering Section D: Advanced Project Engineering The emphasis on field tasks and case studies, questions, and exercises taken from across civil works and commercial building sectors makes this the ideal textbook for introductory to intermediate courses in Construction Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Civil and Architectural Engineering, and Construction Management degree programs.
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Table of Contents

Preface; Section A: Introductory concepts; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 The built environment; 1.2 Built environment industries; 1.3 The built environment by functional role and occupation; 1.4 The built environment by project type; 1.5 Book overview; 1.6 Summary; 1.7 Review questions; Chapter 2: Built environment projects; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Evaluating project success; 2.3 Project Phases; 2.4 Impact of early decisions on later expenditures; 2.5 Project engineering applications; 2.6 Summary; 2.7 Review questions; 2.8 Exercises; Chapter 3: Participants to built environment projects; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Organizations; 3.3 Business legal status; 3.4 Individuals; 3.5 Summary; 3.6 Review questions; 3.7 Exercises; Chapter 4: Project delivery; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Project delivery methods; 4.3 Project delivery dilemmas; 4.4 Project delivery features; 4.5 Project finance features; 4.6 Project engineering applications; 4.7 Summary; 4.8 Review questions; 4.9 Exercises; Chapter 5: Procurement and contracting; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Procurement overview; 5.3 Procurement selection methods; 5.4 Contracting overview; 5.5 Construction contract documents; 5.6 Prime contracts; 5.7 Subcontracts; 5.8 Standard forms of agreement; 5.9 Types of construction contracts; 5.10 Project engineering applications; 5.11 Summary; 5.12 Review questions; 5.13 Exercises; Chapter 6: Introduction to estimating, scheduling, and project controls; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Estimating; 6.3 Scheduling; 6.4 Project controls; 6.5 Project engineering applications; 6.6 Summary; 6.7 Review questions; 6.8 Exercises; Section B: Field Engineering; Chapter 7: Safety control and reporting; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Project-specific safety planning; 7.3 Safety control; 7.4 Safety reporting; 7.5 Use of technology; 7.6 Project engineering applications; 7.7 Summary; 7.8 Review questions; 7.9 Exercises; Chapter 8: Production control and reporting; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Cost control; 8.3 Schedule control; 8.4 Use of technology; 8.5 Project engineering applications; 8.6 Summary; 8.7 Review questions; 8.8 Exercises; Chapter 9: Quality control and reporting; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Project-specific quality control planning; 9.3 Implementation of the quality control plan; 9.4 Quality control reporting; 9.5 Use of technology; 9.6 Project engineering applications; 9.7 Summary; 9.8 Review questions; 9.9 Exercises; Section C: Office engineering; Chapter 10: Design review; 10.1 Introduction; 10.2 Design review during pre-construction; 10.3 Design review throughout construction; 10.4 Incorporation of design changes; 10.5 Use of technology; 10.6 Project engineering application; 10.7 Summary; 10.8 Review questions; 10.9 Exercises; Chapter 11: Project documentation; 11.1 Introduction; 11.2 Submittals; 11.3 Superintendent's daily diary; 11.4 Meeting notes; 11.5 Record documents; 11.6 Use of technology; 11.7 Project engineering applications; 11.8 Summary; 11.9 Review questions; 11.10 Exercises; Chapter 12: Cost engineering; 12.1 Introduction; 12.2 Integration of cost, time, quality, and safety goals into construction work; 12.3 Earned value management; 12.4 Home-office reporting; 12.5 Use of technology; 12.6 Project engineering applications; 12.7 Summary; 12.8 Review questions; 12.9 Exercises; Chapter 13: Sustainable built environment; 13.1 Introduction; 13.2 Defining sustainability; 13.3 Sustainable built environment; 13.4 Roles and responsibilities of project parties; 13.5 Sustainability rating and certification systems; 13.6 Green material and product certifications; 13.7 Environmental project permitting; 13.8 Project engineering applications; 13.9 Summary; 13.10 Review questions; Chapter 14: Close-out; 14.1 Introduction; 14.2 Close-out planning; 14.3 Close-out implementation; 14.4 Project engineering applications; 14.5 Summary; 14.6 Review questions; 14.7 Exercises; Chapter 15: Modeling project documents; 15.1 Introduction; 15.2 From computer-aided design to full digital modeling of project documents; 15.3 Building information modeling; 15.4 Civil information modeling; 15.5 Markup and collaboration software; 15.6 Project engineering applications; 15.7 Summary; 15.8 Review questions; Chapter 16: Cost and schedule updates; 16.1 Introduction; 16.2 Cost updating; 16.3 Schedule updating; 16.4 Home-office reporting; 16.5 Project engineering applications; 16.6 Summary; 16.7 Review questions; 16.8 Exercises; Section D: Advanced project engineering; Chapter 17: Cost estimating; 17.1 Introduction; 17.2 Estimating risk and strategy; 17.3 Types of cost estimates; 17.4 Process; 17.5 Estimate summary; 17.6 Use of technology; 17.7 Project engineering applications; 17.8 Summary; 17.9 Review questions; 17.10 Exercises; Chapter 18: Planning and scheduling; 18.1 Introduction; 18.2 Planning; 18.3 Schedule types; 18.4 Traditional top-down scheduling; 18.5 Collaborative approach; 18.6 Use of technology; 18.7 Project engineering applications; 18.8 Summary; 18.9 Review questions; 18.10 Exercises; Chapter 19: Procurement management; 19.1 Introduction; 19.2 Risk management; 19.3 Types of subcontracting; 19.4 Subcontractor selection; 19.5 Subcontract management; 19.6 Supplier management; 19.7 Project engineering applications; 19.8 Summary; 19.9 Review questions; 19.10 Exercises; Chapter 20: Managing changes; 20.1 Introduction; 20.2 Types of Changes; 20.3 Change order sources; 20.4 Change order process; 20.5 Pricing change orders; 20.6 Contract issues; 20.7 Claims; 20.8 Project engineering applications; 20.9 Summary; 20.10 Review questions; 20.11 Exercises; Chapter 21: Managing project risks; 21.1 Introduction; 21.2 Risk management process; 21.3 Transferring or sharing risks; 21.4 Project engineering applications; 21.5 Summary; 21.6 Review questions; 21.7 Exercises; Chapter 22: Introduction to construction project management; 22.1 Introduction; 22.2 Procurement and construction contracts; 22.3 Estimating and scheduling; 22.4 Subcontractor and supplier management; 22.5 Progress payments; 22.6 Project controls; 22.7 Change orders and claims; 22.8 Close-out; 22.9 Introduction to construction project leadership; 22.10 Summary; 22.11 Review questions; 22.12 Exercises; Appendices; A - Case Studies; B - Abbreviations; C - Glossary; Index

About the Author

Giovanni C. Migliaccio is an Associate Professor in Construction Management at the University of Washington (UW), USA. He is also the Associate Director for the UW Center for Education and Research in Construction, holds a P.D. Koon Endowed Professorship and an affiliate fellowship with the UW Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies. Len Holm is a Senior Lecturer in Construction Management at the University of Washington, USA, and a Construction Management Professional.

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