Construction Management JumpStart: The Best First Step Toward a Career in Construction Management
English books/ April 24, 2017

Price: Launch your career in construction management with this one-of-a-kind book The construction management industry is expected to increase employment by 16 percent over the next decade. This second edition of a bestselling introduction to construction management walks you through each stage of the construction management process. Written from the constructor’s perspective, this book will familiarize you with all the construction management fundamentals and how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is impacting the construction management profession. Covers interoperability of technology advances in the construction industry Explains how BIM is challenging the traditional approach to project delivery and how this affects the constructor’s role Elaborates each stage of the design and construction process and the tasks associated with each of them Shows step-by-step how to estimate project costs, administer contracts, manage job site and construction operations, plan and schedule a project, monitor project performance, manage project quality and safety, and assess project risks Provides review questions at the end of each chapter to help enforce understanding The tried-and-true project management principles presented in this book will help ensure you a successful start to your career. Buy on Amazon

BIM in Healthcare Infrastructure: Planning, Design and Construction
English books/ April 24, 2017

Price: BIM in Healthcare Infrastructure is a guide to the implementation and application of BIM technology in the planning, design and construction of healthcare infrastructure to improve time- and cost-effectiveness in delivering zero carbon healthcare facilities that have a positive effect on staff and patient health. Starting with an introduction and overview of BIM, the guide goes on to detail the use of BIM in the planning, design and construction of healthcare infrastructure – complex buildings characterised by elaborate building services, structural elements or components and a variety of building systems. The key challenges to implementing BIM in this sector, such as motivating and training staff, overcoming resistance to change and developing the business case are highlighted through the inclusion of international case studies. These case studies are further analysed to draw out lessons that can be learned and applied to future healthcare facilities construction as well as generic lessons that can be applied to all sectors and the construction industry as a whole. Buy on Amazon

BIM a Lean Tool?: Use of Lean and Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the Construction Process; Does BIM make it Leaner?
English books/ April 24, 2017

Price: Construction is one of the oldest industries. However, it’s productivity lags behind most industries especially manufacturing.In general, the process of construction is carried out in several smaller processes. For the overall construction process to be successful, continuity between these smaller processes must be achieved. This has been the persistent goal in construction productivity improvement for decades now. Due to lack of a unified concept, a lot of waste is generated between the continuing activities by unpredicted release of work and the arrival of resources. However, in recent decades the construction industry has a great need to improve its productivity, quality and incorporate new technologies to the industry due to increased foreign competition. A relatively new tool that is increasingly getting popular is BIM, which has been playing a major role in reducing construction waste. More and more companies are adopting BIM as an acceptable waste reduction tool. The question is “is BIM a tool for leaner construction?” Buy on Amazon

BIM data Integration, Framework and Information Visualization: for Virtual Design, Construction and Operation
English books/ April 24, 2017

Price: Virtual design and construction (VDC) is the management of integrated multi-disciplinary performance models of design–construction projects including building design and construction projects, work processes, and organizations.Building information modeling (BIM) is a modeling technology that represents physical and functional characteristics of buildings digitally. BIM is an explicit tool to implement VDC.To increase construction industry productivity with the VDC system, it is necessary to improve these methods and the environment for work performance.To achieve this objective, technology development and application as well as public support and developments in systems and environments are required.In this book, obstacles to supporting the VDC system in the public domain are analyzed, and support system development is considered. Also, to integrate information model between BIM, GIS and heterogeneous database related to facility, energy management, the integration method including visualization is described.These technologies and framework can be used for the purpose of developing smart building, smart construction and smart city. Blog- https://sites.google.com/site/bimprinciple/ Buy on Amazon

Getting to Grips with BIM: A Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Architecture, Engineering and Construction Firms
English books/ April 24, 2017

Price: With the UK government‘s 2016 BIM threshold approaching, support for small organisations on interpreting, filtering and applying BIM protocols and standards is urgently required. Many small UK construction industry supply chain firms are uncertain about what Level 2 BIM involves and are unsure about taking first steps towards having BIM capability. As digitisation, increasingly impacts on work practices, Getting to Grips with BIM offers an insight into an industry in change supplemented by practical guidance on managing the transition towards more widespread and integrated use of digital tools to manage the design, construction and whole life use of buildings. Buy on Amazon

Construction Operations Manual of Policies and Procedures, Fifth Edition (P/L Custom Scoring Survey)
English books/ April 24, 2017

Price: The latest tools and techniques for successfully managing construction operations CONSTRUCTION Fully revised throughout, the new edition of this practical guide offers a wealth of proven strategies for effectively running a construction business, delivering high-quality projects on time and within budget, and maximizing profits–all gleaned from the authors’ decadeslong experience in the construction industry. Construction Operations Manual of Policies and Procedures, Fifth Edition contains new chapters on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and claims, disputes, arbitration, and mediation. More than 150 new and updated contract formats, checklists, forms, and sample letters are included. The book also provides current OSHA safety regulations and standards and the latest LEED Certification requirements. Run a profitable and efficient construction firm with help from this time-saving resource. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Company organization and quality assurance program Company and project administration General contracts Project engineering Site superintendence Safety and loss control Design-build project administration The preparation and processing of change orders Claims, disputes, arbitration, and mediation Progress schedules and funds analysis Building Information Modeling Green buildings and sustainability Buy on Amazon

Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors
English books/ April 24, 2017

Price: A complete guide to preparing construction documentation from a design perspective Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors has become a must-have guide for students of interior design. It covers the essentials of traditional and computer-aided drafting with a uniquely design-oriented perspective. No other text provides this kind of attention to detail. Inside, you’ll find specialty drawings, a sensitivity to aesthetic concerns, and real-world guidance from leaders in the field of interior design. Updated content is presented here in a highly visual format, making it easy to learn the basics of drawing for each phase of the design process. This new Third Edition includes access to a full suite of online resources. Students and designers studying for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) will especially appreciate these new materials. This revision also keeps pace with evolving construction standards and design conventions. Two new chapters, ‘Concept Development and the Design Process’ and ‘Structural Systems for Buildings,’ along with expanded coverage of building information modeling (BIM), address the latest design trends. Includes online access to all-new resources for students and instructors Provides real-world perspective using countless example drawings and photos Focuses on interior design-specific aspects of construction documentation Serves as…

Project Management in Construction, Sixth Edition (P/L Custom Scoring Survey)
English books/ April 24, 2017

Price: PROVEN CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHODS Fully revised to cover the most current contract information and green building guidelines, Project Management in Construction, Sixth Edition provides project managers and general contractors with the skills necessary to run every phase of a construction job. This practical guide discusses estimating, purchasing, contract administration, team management, quality control and quality assurance, safety, and other topics essential to completing a project on time and within budget. Project Management in Construction, Sixth Edition features: A new chapter on ConsensusDOCS, AIA Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and Lean Construction contract documents Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Green Format Specifications and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) 2009 Certification System Updated construction industry statistics and trends Current safety data from OSHA The latest court decisions on key construction topics COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE INCLUDES: Introduction to the Construction Industry * Start of the Construction Process * General Conditions to the Construction Contract * Bonds and Insurance * Organizing the Project Team * Successful Project Completion Demands a Successful Start * Estimating * Buying Out the Job * Change Orders * Quality Control and Quality Assurance * Project Documentation * Claims, Disputes, Arbitration, and Mediation * Safety in Construction * Design-Build *…