Construction is the country's single largest manufacturing industry. However, it is a sector that lacks benchmarks against which to gauge performance. This modern thinking intends to provide insight to construction productivity improvement.
Taking cues from manufacturing sectors such as computer, automobile and chemical companies, this book will apply the lessons learned to building construction. Supported with a range of pedagogical devices, the book will be of equal value to construction managers and civil engineers, and students with different learning methods.
The ONE-STOP GUIDE to achieving the highest performance in the construction industry
The construction industry's approach to managing its operations is structured around traditional ideals at a time when practices in many industry sectors are enlisting modern, streamlined methods and technologies to drive new paths to success. Managing Performance in Construction presents state-of the art management concepts applied to construction in support of operational planning and control, performance measurements, and skill and safety training techniques that have been shown to drastically improve the productivity of construction.
Topics including Building Information Modeling (BIM), sustainable building, and e-constructive management as well as human-focused issues such as motivation and leadership are covered with lessons gleaned from real-world projects to instill students and working professionals with the skills needed to take on contemporary production challenges. This practical guide:
- Offers an approach to construction productivity measurements and tools for improvement
- Has available, as a free download from the supporting Web site (www.wiley.com/go/bernold), simulation modeling software, with exercises, in the book, using the software
- Is written to be accessible for engineers as well as construction managers
- Includes a support Web site that provides additional exercises and learning tools for faculty
- Explains the modern management tools from a historical perspective
Managing Performance in Construction offers a variety of instructional approaches to maximize learning for people with different learning styles with the help of homework problems, journaling assignments, case studies, numerical exercises, theme problems, and mind-mapping diagrams. Comprehensive, easy to follow, and jam-packed with useful examples, this insightful book is a must-have for anyone interested in modern construction management.