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Construction industry segments
General building construction
Engineered construction
Construction industry characteristics
Overview of the construction project life cycle
Discussion questions
Pre-project phase
Selection of project delivery system
Traditional design–tender–build
Construction manager
Project manager
Document and construct
Separate prime contracts
Joint venture
Force account
Phased construction
Evaluation and comparison of project delivery systems
Selection of type of contract
Lump sum/fixed price
Unit price/measure and value
Cost plus
Variations of basic cost plus
Time and materials
Geotechnical specialist
Other specialists
Land surveyor
Cost estimator
Quantity surveyor
A note on partnering
Planning and feasibility study stage
Consultant selection
The brief
Programme development
Identification of alternatives
Site investigation
Constructability analysis
Public input
Code analysis
Preliminary cost estimate
Financial feasibility analysis
Project recommendation
Site selection and land acquisition
Design stage
Schematic design
Design development
Contract document development stage
Introduction to the form of the contract
General conditions
Tender form
Surety bond forms and insurance certificates
Summary of planning and design
Cost estimates
Involvement of public agencies
Contractor selection phase
Methods for contractor selection
Open tender
Invited tender
The contractor’s tender decision
Project information sources
Considerations in deciding to tender
Preliminary job planning
Method statement
Jobsite visits and checklists
Preliminary schedule
Pre-tender meetings
Cost estimating
Levels of detail
Rough order of costs
Preliminary assessed costs
Firm estimate of costs
The estimating process
Elements of net project cost
Subcontract work
Provisional and prime cost allowances
Site overheads
Company overheads
Steps in the process
A lump-sum/fixed-price example
A unit-price/measure-and-value example
Cost-estimating software
Value engineering
Proposal preparation, submittal and opening
Turning the estimate into a tender
Submittal and opening process
Selecting the successful contractor
Notice to proceed and contract agreement
Case study: Is that a late tender?
Project mobilisation phase
Legal and contractual issues
Permits, consents and licences
Programming, planning and scheduling
Work breakdown structure
Bar charts
Network schedules
General concepts: a modest example
Computer applications: a larger example
Computer applications: some software features
Data input and error checking
Basic time calculations
Tabular output
Resource analysis
Cost analysis and cost control
Schedule monitoring and updating
Graphical output
Electronic communication of input and output
Operations modelling
Budgeting and cost systems
From estimate to budget
Cash flow projection
Organising the worksite
Temporary services and facilities
Workshops and indoor storage
Dry shacks
Temporary housing and food service
Temporary utilities
Sanitary facilities
Medical and first aid facilities
Access and delivery
Storage/laydown areas
Security and signage
Quarries and borrow areas
The site layout plan
Buying out the job
Material procurement
To subcontract or not?
Subcontract proposals
Subcontract negotiation and award
Project staffing
Worksite organisation structure
Union labour
Open shop and merit shop – non-union contracting
Special considerations in mobilising for remote projects
Project operations phase
Monitoring and control
Schedule updating
Cost control
Data sources
Cost reports
Quantity section
Cost section
Unit cost section
Other aspects of financial control
Quality management
Safety management
Environmental management
Water drainage and runoff
Compacted soil from equipment operations
Mud, dust and slurry from tyres
Air pollution
Contamination from petroleum and other spills
Discharge into waters
Solid waste disposal
Products of demolition and renovation
Worker sanitation
Endangered species
Wildlife protection
Resource management
Personnel supervision and labour productivity
Sources of craft personnel, their assignment and supervision
Labour productivity
Working conditions
Employee motivation
Tardiness and absenteeism
Programming and schedule control
Material management
New technology
Length of the working week
Changes in the work
Project uniqueness
Environmental conditions
Contractual arrangements
Equipment management
Documentation and communication
Measurement, progress payments and retainage
Other project documentation and document management
Contract documentation
Communication records
Project status documentation
Materials management
Financial management
Electronically enhanced project communications
Dispute prevention
Resolution through court systems
Alternative resolution methods
Example common issues
Differing site conditions
Contract termination
Project closeout and termination phase
Completing the work
Final payment and release of retainage
Final accounting and cost control completion
Contractor’s certificate of completion
Certificate of substantial completion
Warranties, guarantees and defects liability period
Post-project analysis, critique and report
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The Management of Construction - A Project Lifecycle Approach Malestrom

The Management of Construction - A Project Lifecycle Approach Malestrom

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