Management of Construction Projects By Brain Cooke

Management of Construction Projects By Brain Cooke

Management of Construction Projects By Brain Cooke

Contents of Management of Construction Projects

Preface vi
Acknowledgements viii

1 Organisation of the Construction Process 1
1.1 Overview of the size of the companies included in the
case studies 2
1.2 Approach to the management of projects included
in the case studies 3
1.3 Organisation principles applied to construction firms 4
1.4 Functional relationships and line management 5
1.5 Roles and responsibilities of site management personnel 6
1.6 Background experience and qualifications for
construction personnel 8
1.7 The project manager 9
1.8 The site manager 14
1.9 The planning engineer 15
1.10 The project surveyor 16
1.11 The procurement manager 16
1.12 The site engineer 18
1.13 The clerk of works
2 Developing Construction Teams 24
2.1 Team building 25
2.2 Matrix organisation in practice 30
3 Project Planning – Linked Bar Charts and Procurement Programmes 34
3.1 Overview of programming techniques 35
3.2 Procedure when using a linked bar chart programme 36
3.3 Procurement programmes 39
3.4 Procurement programme principles 40
3.5 Procurement symbols used on programmes 42
3.6 Extract from a procurement programme 43
4 Contracts 44
4.1 Schedule of current JCT standard contracts – 2011 45
4.2 JCT standard building contract – 2011 45
4.3 JCT major projects construction contract – 2011 47
4.4 JCT design and build contract – 2011 48
4.5 JCT management building contract – 2011 51
4.6 JCT construction management contracts – 2011 53
5 Materials Management 55
5.1 Site planning to reduce loss and waste 56
5.2 Bad site practice observations 56
5.3 Good site practice for materials management 64
6 Mechanical Handling and Risk Assessment 73
6.1 Crane selection factors 74
6.2 Crane types – mobile and tower cranes 75
6.3 The telehandler (telescopic handler) 79
6.4 The aerial work platform (scissor lift) 81
6.5 Hydraulic lifter – cherry picker 84
6.6 Schedule of risk assessment areas 87
6.7 Plant utilisation for major stages of work 91
6.8 Student task – method statement and risk assessment 93
7 Managing Construction Defects 95
7.1 Managing defects 96
7.2 Recording defects during a project 96
7.3 Dealing with defects at the handover stage of a project 103
7.4 Dealing with defects at the end of a defects liability period 104
8 Hotel and Office Project Development 105
8.1 Contents of the case study 106
8.2 Project overview 107
8.3 Project information 109
8.4 Client/contractor relationships 110
8.5 Site plan 111
8.6 Main contractors site organisation 112
8.7 Tender negotiation stage with preferred bidder 112
8.8 Value engineering proposals 114
8.9 Site layout planning 118
8.10 Hotel block – sequence of work for floors 5 to 7 126
8.11 Programme for hotel building 129
8.12 Site monitoring of external brickwork operations 133
8.13 Office block – programme of work exercise 136
8.14 Student programming task 139
8.15 Completed office building 141
9 The Merlin Project 143
9.1 Contents of the case study 144
9.2 Project overview 144
9.3 Project information 146
9.4 Client/contractor relationships 146
9.5 Head office and company organisation structure 147
9.6 Management structure and site organisation 148
9.7 Site layout plan – site compound area 149
9.8 Programming the project 152
9.9 Sequence of construction of the main portal frame 156
9.10 Erection sequence for the main steel frame 157
9.11 External building features 161
10 The Co-operative Head Office Building 165
10.1 Contents of the case study 166
10.2 Project overview 166
10.3 Project information 167
10.4 Client/contractor relationship 168
10.5 Contractors senior project management structure 169
10.6 Site management structure 170
10.7 Construction stages of the building frame 171
10.8 Managing the surveying function 174
10.9 Managing the design process 176
10.10 Managing the site logistics 178
10.11 Sequence of erecting the steel frame and precast floors 183
10.12 Managing the building enclosure 189
11 Chinley School Project 195
11.1 Contents of the case study 196
11.2 Project overview 196
11.3 Project information 197
11.4 Client/contractor relationship 197
11.5 Site management structure 198
11.6 Site plan of chinley school 199
11.7 Site layout plan – site compound area 200
11.8 Project manager’s involvement at pre-contract stage 201
11.9 Project managers responsibilities during the project 201
11.10 Standard forms and records maintained on site 202
11.11 Materials management on site 209
11.12 Sequence of work and programme – main roof area 213
11.13 Extracts from contract programme 218
11.14 Completed project 221
12 Retail Unit and Car Park 222
12.1 Contents of the case study 223
12.2 Project overview 224
12.3 Project information 224
12.4 Client/contractor relationship 224
12.5 Project management structure 226
12.6 Site management structure 227
12.7 Site layout plan 228
12.8 Construction stages – sequence of work glulam frame
to main store 231
12.9 Risk assessment – concrete operation 246
12.10 Concrete placing to car park slab 246
13 University Refurbishment Project 251
13.1 Contents of the case study 252
13.2 Project overview 252
13.3 Project information 254
13.4 Client/contractor relationships 255
13.5 Responsibilities of contractor’s project team 256
13.6 Site management structure 257
13.7 Site layout plan and materials management 258
13.8 Sequence study – replacement of floor construction 265
13.9 Curtain wall panels to building elevations 269
14 Managing a Small Business
14.1 Contents of the case study 273
14.2 Managing a small building enterprise 274
14.3 Business operations 274
14.4 Current and completed developments 277
14.5 Project case study 278
14.6 Around the site 281
14.7 Foundations and ground floor slab to timber framed
house units 283
14.8 Site fabrication process 285
14.9 External elevations 288
14.10 Erection sequence for ground floor panels 289
14.11 Comments on the organisation and management of business 292

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