Construction Management JumpStart by Barbara J. Jackson

By Barbara J. Jackson

Release Your development administration Career—Quickly and EffectivelyWritten by way of an skilled development administration expert, development administration JumpStart offers all of the middle details you would like, no matter if you are contemplating a brand new profession or increasing your responsibilities:Understanding the capabilities of building managementUnderstanding the layout and development processWorking with contracts documentsEstimating venture costsAdministering contractsManaging the activity siteCreating and keeping a undertaking scheduleMeasuring undertaking performanceControlling qualityEnsuring venture safeguard

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By what specific measurement is construction used as an economic indicator for our nation’s economy? 3. What are the four primary sectors of the construction industry? 4. Which building sector makes up the largest portion of the construction industry? 5. What is the name of the organization credited with promoting construction management as a legitimate and unique area of study at four-year universities? 6. What is the role of the owner on a construction project? 7. What is the name of the weekly magazine dedicated solely to the construction industry?

The use of light gauge steel is still quite limited in residential framing; however, great strides have been made in better utilizing every piece of a harvested tree: the branches, the wood chips, and even the sawdust. Numerous engineered wood products have emerged, such as roof and floor trusses, laminated beams, oriented strand board, and wood I-beams. These products are now commonplace. Exterior finishes for residential buildings are usually limited to siding, brick, or stucco. Single-family dwellings are most often designed with pitched roofs utilizing various types of shingles or tiles made of asphalt, clay, concrete, or slate.

At the 2002 International Builders Show in Las Vegas, I picked up a new toy action figure named Construction Jack. I understand that the company has another action figure in the works called Construction Jill. Wow, there’s a new message for little girls! It is hard to tell whether the efforts by the various construction associations have paid off, but it seems that there are clear signs that a new respect for the construction industry is emerging. The days of the individual master builder are long gone, but the new master builder, the collaborative team, is taking on challenges the likes of which have never been seen before, and the world is watching.

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