Markup Profit

Author: Michael C. Stone
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ISBN: 9781572182714
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In order to succeed in a construction business, you have to be able to price your jobs to cover all labor, material and overhead expenses, and make a decent profit. But calculating markup is only part of the picture. If you're going to beat the odds and stay in business -- profitably, you also need to know how to write good contracts, manage your crews, work with subcontractors and collect on your work. This book covers the business basics of running a construction company, whether you're a general or specialty contractor working in remodeling, new construction or commercial work. The principles outlined here apply to all construction-related businesses. You'll find tried and tested formulas to guarantee profits, with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow examples to help you learn how to operate your business successfully. Includes a link to free downloads of blank forms and checklists used in this book.

Commercial Management Of Projects

Author: David Lowe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405171898
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This is the first book to establish a theoretical framework forcommercial management. It argues that managing the contractual andcommercial issues of projects – from project inception tocompletion – is vital in linking operations at the projectlevel and the multiple projects (portfolios/ programmes) level tothe corporate core of a company. The book focuses on commercial management within the context ofproject oriented organisations, for example: aerospace,construction, IT, pharmaceutical and telecommunications – inthe private and public sectors. By bringing together contributionsfrom leading researchers and practitioners in commercialmanagement, it presents the state-of-the-art in commercialmanagement covering both current research and best practice. Commercial Management of Projects: defining thediscipline covers the external milieu (competition,culture, procurement systems); the corporate milieu(corporate governance, strategy, marketing, trust, outsourcing);the projects milieu (management of uncertainty, conflictmanagement and dispute resolution, performance measurement, valuemanagement); and the project milieu (project governance,contract management, bidding, purchasing, logistics and supply,cost value reconciliation). Collectively the chapters constitute a step towards the creationof a body of knowledge and a research agenda for commercialmanagement.

Cpm In Construction Management

Author: James O'Brien
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071589112
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Perfect for PSP certification On the CD-ROM: CPM software updates New case studies, on CD and in text Added in-depth coverage of Primavera(tm) ACCELERATE WITH CPM -- AND THIS LEADING GUIDE TO CONSTRUCTION PLANNING AND SCHEDULING Widely used to network schedules effectively, critical path management (CPM) has become a powerful catalyst for fail-safe construction project design and management. And when it comes to applying CPM to day-in, day-out construction situations, this guide is the one you'll want to have. Written by the former vice chair of the celebrated construction management firm that renovated San Francisco's cable car system and redeveloped New York's JFK Airport, and by one of America's leading construction scheduling experts, the Sixth Edition of CPM in Construction Management arms you with more glitch-busting tools than ever for smooth handling of complex jobs. This highly informative, highly useful book shows you how CPM: Works -- and how to make it work for you Serves as the analytical tool of choice for the evaluation, negotiation, resolution, and/or litigation of construction claims Cuts costs in a one-person operation or the most complex multinational enterprise Helps you stay on top of every aspect of complicated projects Saves you big money in delay avoidance, accurate cost predictions, and claims reduction Multiplies the effectiveness of your instincts, experience, and knowledge Explains how to fully and properly utilize the power of leading scheduling software such as Primavera(tm) With case studies of major construction projects around the world and a "John Doe" example project that's followed throughout, this book goes a long way in simplifying your application of CPM. From cutting project time up to 40 percent, to advanced gains from computer programs; from assessing critical deliveries, to courtroom evidentiary value -- this updated classic is the construction tool that makes everything around you work better, faster, and more economically. Expedite CPM -- and Your Projects Fundamentals of CPM * Event time computations * Activity time computations * Procurement * Preconstruction * The CPM schedule * Preparation of CPM network * CPM by computer * Monitoring project progress * CPM and cost control * Equipment and work force planning *Precedence networks * Computer programs and systems * Applications and advantages of CPM * Specifying CPM * CPM costs *Case histories * CPM in claims and litigation

Cpm In Construction Management Eighth Edition

Author: James J. O'Brien
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259587576
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The definitive guide for using CPM in construction planning and scheduling—now thoroughly updated to reflect new technologies and procedures Critical path method (CPM) is the most widely taught and used framework for construction project design, scheduling, and management. This new edition has been fully revised to cover the latest techniques, standards, and software tools. The book begins by describing the evolution of CPM and goes on to explain every technique and function in complete detail. Written by a pair of experienced engineers and authors, CPM in Construction Management is designed so that you will save time, cut costs, reduce claims, and stay on top of every aspect of complicated projects. Central to the book is the “John Doe” case study, which describes CPM network techniques and illustrates functions such as updating, cost control, resource planning, and delay evaluation. All-new guidelines are provided for multiple software platforms, including Oracle, Deltek, Microsoft, Trimble Vico and Synchro. Includes a full license to Deltek Open Plan CPM software Fully explains how to implement scheduling software products Companion website offers bonus illustrations, detailed software information, and more

Cpm In Construction Management Seventh Edition

Author: Fredric Plotnick
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071636633
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Accelerate with CPM--and this Leading Guide to Construction Planning and Scheduling CD-ROM Includes Full-Function Deltek Open Plan CPM Software A $2000-retail-value, unrestricted license to this world-class product is provided on the included CD-ROM. No limits to number of activities, time for evaluation, or usage. With instruction on CPM and powerful software, you are ready for business now. The CD-ROM also provides: Links to download powerful software from Oracle (Primavera), Microsoft, and others A PDF file of full-color and scalable copy for all screen shots in the text Additional chapter on screen-by-screen instructions for classic Primavera P3 software A computer-readable PDF of two sample CPM specifications The critical path method (CPM) of planning and scheduling is a powerful tool for engineering and construction project design and management. When it comes to applying CPM to day-to-day construction situations, this guide, known as the industry bible, is the one you'll want to have. Written by the former vice chair of the celebrated construction management firm that renovated San Francisco's cable car system and redeveloped New York's JFK airport, and by one of America's leading construction scheduling experts, the Seventh Edition of CPM in Construction Management arms you with the critical knowledge and power to model the project and master the software for smooth handling of complex jobs. This highly informative, practical book shows you how CPM: Works--and how to make it work for you Serves as the analytical tool of choice for evaluation, negotiation, resolution, and/or litigation of construction claims Cuts costs in a one-person operation or the most complex multinational enterprise Helps you stay on top of every aspect of complicated projects Saves you big money in delay avoidance, accurate cost predictions, and claims reductions Multiplies the effectiveness of your instincts, experience, and knowledge Can be successfully implemented by properly utilizing the power of leading scheduling software products Specifications of major engineering firms call for the project CPM to be prepared and administered in accordance with this text, which also serves as a primary resource for PSP and PMI-SP exam preparation. With case studies of major global construction projects and a "John Doe" example project that's followed throughout, this book will simplify your application of CPM. Cut project time to the minimum. Determine which deliveries to expedite, and which may slide. Know instantly the impact of change-and how to thrive while others fail. Understand CPM's courtroom evidentiary value--and watch disputes be amicably resolved. This updated classic is the construction tool that makes everything around you work better, faster, and more economically.

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