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Practical Project Management for Building and Construction


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General Information on Projects in the Building, Construction, and Installation Industries
Project Roles
Stakeholders and Organizations
Examples of Project Organizations
Interest Groups
Interest Groups in the Building and Construction Industry
Ways to Implement Contracts
Types of Procurement
Types of Contract Agreements
Types of Contracts
Consultant Agreements
Types of Remuneration
Types of Cooperation
Cooperation with Building Information Management
Types of Project Management
Regulatory Requirements for the Construction Industry

Project Basics
Project Management
What Is a Project?
Project Management Process
Project Flow
Project Flow for DBC Construction
Project Flow for DC and Turnkey Construction
Project Goals
Project Charter and Project Requirement Specification
Project Structure
Create a Project Structure with WBS and Work Packages
Project Management
Project Management Processes
Tropical Projects

Generic Main Processes
Initiating Processes
Preliminary Activities for the Whole Project
Initial Activities for Consultants
Initial Activities for Contractors
The Planning Process
Planning Processes and Knowledge Areas
Producing Processes
Design and Engineering
Tests on Completion and Client's Taking Over
Project Close Out Project Phases
Initiating Processes/Conceptual Study
Project Planning/Feasibility Study and Programming
Project Implementation and Design
System/Basic Design, Principal Drawings, Documents
Building Document Design and Preparation of Inquiry Documents for DBC Contracts
Detailed Design: Inquiry and Building Documents for DC/TK Contracts
Production and Installation Phase
Guarantee Phase Knowledge Areas
Contacts with Authorities
Permits for Building, Demolition, Earthwork, and Temporary Measures
Quality Manager for Approval of Permits
Approvals of Elevators, Pressure Vessels, Refrigeration Plants, Transformers, and Other Electrical Plants
CE Marking, the EMC Requirement, and Testing
Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Documentation
Decisions, Coordination, and Integration
General Meetings
Scope, Characteristics, and Interfaces
Product Description and Design Guidelines
Change Management
Change Control
Environment and Health Management
Environmental Concepts and Definitions
Common Environmental Objectives
Legal and Other Environmental Requirements
Environmental Activities in the Project
Environmental Risk, Health and Safety Risk Management for Future Operations.
Establish an Environmental Assurance Plan and Environmental Control Plans
Work Environment Management in Projects
Fire Protection
Quality Management
Different Elements in Quality Work
Project Quality Assessment
Practical Quality Control during Design
Practical Quality Control during Production
Validation and Compliance
Quality Audit
Time Management
Definitions of Scheduling Terms
Time Control Process
Network Diagramming
Resource Optimization
Uncertainty Analysis
Monitor, Act, Replan
Flow-Line Plan/Site Disposal Schedule
Cost Management
Cost Estimation
Cost Reference Plan
Cash-Flow Plan
Cost Control
Resource Management
Human Resources, Organization
Staff Relationships
Equipment and Computer Systems
Communications Management
Notable Energy and Dashing Spirit
Information about Changes
Information Exchanges
Risk and Uncertainty Management
Introduction to Risk Management
Introduction to Risk Management
The Risk Management Process
Risks in Projects
Risk Management-A Full Project-Life Activity
Practical Risk Management
Risk Identification
Risk Analysis
Risk Response
Risk Management during the Implementation Phase
Evaluation and Documentation
Procurement: Purchasing and Delivery Control
Plan Procurement
Delivery, Type of Contract
Request/Bid Documents
Buyer/Supplier Assessment
Evaluation of Bids
Securities, Bonds, and Insurance
Contract Administration in the Design Phase
Contract Administration of the Production Phase
Normative Inspections and FATs
Claims, Disputes, and Arbitration
Approval Management
Construction and Installation Inspections, Performance Certificate
Administrative Finish of the Project

Common Acronyms Appendices Index

About the Author

Hans Ottosson has extensive experience in project management. It began in 1972 with a post as assistant project manager for a new brewery in Sweden. In the spring of 1998 he was persuaded to become project manager for the railway contract above and below the OEresund, between Denmark and Sweden. Hans, who holds an MSc, started his professional career in 1969 as a structural engineer and a teacher of bridge design at Chalmers Technical University in Gothenburg, Sweden. He has worked as project manager for projects in the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Scandinavia. In 1977 he started his project management company, Projsam Quality AB, and has had clients such as Volvo, AstraZeneca, Avesta Sheffield, Skandia, Swedish Transport Administration, and a number of national and local companies. He has worked as a client representative, structural designer, and contractor and been the project manager for various projects such as construction of production facilities, housing, medical research facilities, and schools. He has organized public conferences and reorganized companies in the IT sector; he has been responsible for international marketing projects. Hans has developed project management procedures over many years. He was awarded a "Gold Palm" at the PMI conference in 2002 in Nice for best "tools and techniques." Hans teaches at Chalmers Technical University and for ESI in Stockholm.

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