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What you will find in these Guidelines
Why is good construction management practice important?
How should the entity behave when acting as a “main contractor”?
The construction process
What is construction?
What are the main objectives of a construction project?
What does a main contractor do?
Composition of a construction team
Common risks that need to be managed by the main contractor
Factors that determine success in construction
How can the entity learn more about being a contractor?
Choice of construction technology (structure and finishes)
pPlanning for execution of work
Deciding on the implementation approach and the construction methodology
Preliminary cost estimates vs. detail cost estimates
What is included in a main contractor’s price build-up?
Building up rates and building price from first principles
Estimating costs of material, labour and plant
Planning and programming of the works
eExecuting the work
Site layout and organisation
Materials supply and management
Management of labour
Management of plant, tools and equipment
Managing sub-contractors
Required tests, inspections, approvals and certificates
Health and safety
Contract administration
Construction cost management
Cash-flow management (income and expenditure)
Construction finance (operating or working capital)
Reasons for community involvement in development projects
Community-based construction – the “development team” approach
“Hard” building skills training
The experiences of some entities acting as “main contractors”
Construction of the houses
Organisation of the construction
Construction of the community facilities
Masisizane Women’s Housing Co-operative, Midrand, Gauteng
Missionvale Community Housing Initiative and Sakhasonke Village, Port Elizabeth
bBadiri House, Hillbrow (high-rise inner city refurbishment)
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Published by: Wahib Garanba on Jul 10, 2011
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