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Manual of Construction Project Management


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Preface vii About the Author ix Introduction xi Glossary xix Chapter 1: Preparation stage 1 1.1 Project statement 2 1.2 Appointment of a project manager and integration of project management in the process management of the owner?s company 5 1.3 Needs and profitability analysis 6 1.4 Preparation of the financial scheme and loan contracts 16 1.5 Preparation for land purchase and corresponding contracts 20 1.6 Feasibility studies and corresponding investigations 24 1.7 Detailed area planning 31 1.8 Scheme design 35 Chapter 2: Procurement stage 41 2.1 Choice of procurement path 42 2.2 Methods for choosing the contractor 55 2.3 Process of tendering 58 Chapter 3: Design stage 61 3.1 Preparation phase 62 3.2 The choice of designer 65 3.3 Contracting between client and designer (consultant) 68 3.4 Management of design 72 Chapter 4: Construction preparation stage 77 4.1 Building permit application 78 4.2 Construction procurement programme preparation (preliminary conditions of contract) 78 4.3 Choice of contractor 81 4.4 Construction contracting 85 Chapter 5: Construction stage 91 5.1 Construction management 92 5.2 Owner?s supervision and quality management 94 5.3 Cost control 99 5.4 Management of changes and additional works 102 5.5 Management of the client?s direct contracts 105 Chapter 6: Take-over stage 107 6.1 Revisions of general construction work 108 6.2 Revisions of engineering systems 109 6.3 Building take-over 110 6.4 The building?s taking for use 112 6.5 Project completion 114 6.6 Warranty period 116 Appendices 119 Appendix 1 119 List of the construction client?s principal decisions 119 Appendix 2 120 List of document folders that should be completed during project development 120 Bibliography 123 Index 125

About the Author

Juri Sutt, Professor of Construction Economics and Management at the Tallinn University of Technology has 50 years of experience in construction management as a practicing responsible for building during Estonia?s transition to a free market economy and led working groups on construction market regulations. He has also provided consultancy services for clients? projects and contract management and has gained expertise in contract disputes over the last 15 years.


"In this clearly organized manual, Sutt (construction economics andmanagement, Tallinn U. of Technology, Estonia) lists activitiesthat building owners who are construction clients will need to makedecisions about during project development, to help them understandthe expectations of their construction partners. The guide can alsobe used by the designers, contractors, supervisors, andconstruction managers working with them, and details the stages ofa project (preparation, procurement, design, preparation forconstruction, construction, and handover) and their phases, goals,executors, and expected results." (Book News, 1 October 2011)

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