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Written by an experienced construction management specialist, Construction Management JumpStart provides all the core information you need, whether you're considering a new career or expanding your responsibilities:
Understanding the functions of construction management
Understanding the design and construction process
Working with contracts documents
Estimating project costs
Managing the job site
Creating and maintaining a project schedule
Measuring project performance
Ensuring project safety
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!,
This review is from: Construction Management JumpStart (Paperback)This book is exactly what I have been searching for. I am a newly employed estimator/project manager and was searching for some sort of reference book to help me along. Dr. Jackson does a fabulous job of explaining things from all angles. Her book is easy to read and understand even for a novice such as myself. There are review questions at the end of each chapter as well as a list of terms to know. I find this book extremely valuable.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars good intro to construction,
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This review is from: Construction Management JumpStart (Paperback)I like this book! It's a good introduction to the world of construction management. I would suggest this read for prospective students interested in a building construction, architecture, facility design, mechanical or civil engineering degree at the undergraduate or graduate degree level. A lot of the terminology in the book is what is really used in the construction industry. A scope of the industry is provided and the author covers important subjects such as estimating and scheduling - as well as project management and contract administration. She's very thorough and she doesn't pull any punches. She let's you know up front that construction management is a challenging and often difficult career to master. But the author also reminds the reader that it's a rewarding career since the buildings and stuctures created will usually be around long after people involved in it's construction live.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference,
This review is from: Construction Management JumpStart (Paperback)This book contains useful information in an accessible, converstional tone. It is a great reference for someone just starting out in the field, or a college student who wants to know what a construction manager's job is all about. Reading this book is like spending a day on the construction site shadowing the author. It offers a good feel for the tasks and responsibilities of a CM.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Written
I'm using this book as the text resource for an introductory level course in Construction Management at a four-year accredited program in the Southeast. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mark T. VanDyke
5.0 out of 5 stars Dollar for Dollar Best Value
This is a great little book, its packed with information but not in a textbook like format. It is essentially everything you need to know to get started with CM and it is... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Matthew T McDonagh
4.0 out of 5 stars Tdesign7
I found this book very helpful in giving you insight and direction when trying to start out as a construction manager. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Teresa Edwards
4.0 out of 5 stars A good oreintation for those considering entering the commercial construction field
The book is a useful overview of the management and administrative aspects of a commercial construction company. Read more
Published on April 29, 2008 by J. F. Mccarthy
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wealth of Usable Information
This book is a great tool for use in your new or current business. There is a wealth of information that is practical and easy to implement.
Published on February 19, 2008 by Deanna M. Koenigs
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Received as described, and within just 2 business days. Will do business with them again.
Published on February 8, 2008 by Jordan P. Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars CM 101
I have run a construction company for years and we're expanding. This is not an exhaustive text on construction management but instead an overview. Read more
Published on August 30, 2007 by Thomas L. Long
5.0 out of 5 stars Crucial Comrehensive Research
A must read for anyone in the design & construction industries, from student to seasoned professional.
Published on July 21, 2007 by Matthew Dahlberg
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor attempt
If your a construction industry professional looking for specific information, this is not for you. The book seems more suited for a student and does not provide any technical... Read more
Published on July 18, 2007 by Bmagadi
4.0 out of 5 stars JumpStart or Reference?
As an experienced construction manager/superintendent, I appreciate a single-source, fingertip reference book. Saves time ='s effort ='s money.
Published on May 16, 2007 by MisterEd
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