Preface vi Acknowledgements viii 1 Organisation of the Construction Process 1 2 Developing Construction Teams 24 3 Project Planning ? Linked Bar Charts and Procurement Programmes 34 4 Contracts 44 5 Materials Management 55 6 Mechanical Handling and Risk Assessment 73 7 Managing Construction Defects 95 8 Hotel and Office Project Development 105 9 The Merlin Project 143 10 The Co-operative Head Office Building 165 11 Chinley School Project 195 12 Retail Unit and Car Park 222 13 University Refurbishment project 251 14 Managing a Small Business 272 Index 293
Brian Cooke MSc is a former chartered civil engineer, quantity surveyor and builder. During his career he has held the posts of principal lecturer in Construction Management and visiting lecturer at universities throughout the northwest of England, Europe and the Far East. He is co-author, along with Peter Williams, of the bestselling Construction Planning, Programming and Control, currently in its third edition, and author of Construction Practice.