This new edition of a core undergraduate textbook for constructionmanagers reflects current best practice, topical industrypreoccupations and latest developments in courses and fundamentalsubjects for students.
While the construction process still requires traditionalskills, changes over recent decades today demand improvedunderstanding of modern business, production and contractualpractices. The authors have responded accordingly and thebook has undergone a thorough re-write, eliminating some of theolder material and adding new processes now considered essential toachieving lean construction. Particular emphasis is given, forexample, to supply chains and networks, value and risk management,BIM, ICT, project arrangements, corporate social responsibility,training, health and welfare and environmental sustainability.
Modern Construction Management presents construction as asocially responsible, innovative, carbon-reducing,manager-involved, people-orientated, crisis-free industry that isefficient and cost effective. The overall themes for the SeventhEdition are:
* Drivers for efficiency: lean construction underpinningproduction management and off-site production methods.
* Sustainability: reflecting the transition to a lowcarbon economy.
* Corporate Social Responsibility: embracing health &safety, modernistic contracts, effective procurement, andemployment issues.
* Building Information Management: directed towardsthe improvement of construction management systems.
The comprehensive selection of worked examples, based on realand practical situations in construction management and methodswill help to consolidate learning. A companion website at www.wiley.com/go/MCM7 offersinvaluable support material for both tutors and students:
* Solutions to the self-learning exercises
* PowerPoint slides with discussion topics
* Journal and web references
Structured to reflect site, business and corporateresponsibilities of managers in construction, the book continues toprovide strong coverage of the salient elements required fordeveloping and equipping the modern construction manager with thecompetencies and skills for both technical and business relatedareas.