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101 Case Studies in Construction Management Book by Len Holm (2019)

Abstract: This book provides 101 real life construction management case studies from an author with over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry and as lecturer in construction management. Over 14 chapters Len Holm has included case studies from real jobsites that cover: organisation, procurement, estimating, scheduling, subcontractors, communications, quality and cost control, change orders, claims and disputes, safety and close outs. Other hot topics covered include: BIM, sustainability and Lean. Each case is written in straight forward language and designed to test the reader’s independent and critical thinking skills to develop their real world problem solving ability. The cases are open to interpretation and students will need to develop their own opinions of what’s presented to them in order to reach a satisfactory solution. The cases are ideal for use in the classroom or flipped classroom, for individual or group exercises, to encourage research, writing and presenting skills in all manner of applied construction management situations. Such a broad and useful selection of cases studies cannot be found anywhere else. Whilst there is often no ‘right’ answer, the author has provided model solutions to instructors through the publisher’s website Table of contents : Content: Construction organizations, including personnel issues — Procurement, including pricing and delivery methods — Construction contracts, including insurance and bond issues — Estimating — Schedules and schedule control — Subcontractors and suppliers — Startup, including preconstruction, mobilization, and value engineering — Communications, including rfis and submittals — Pay requests, including liens, lien releases, and retention — Cost control, including lean construction — Quality and safety controls — Change orders — Claims, including dispute resolution techniques — Advanced topics, including close-out, BIM, and sustainability.

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