Achieving successful construction projects : a guide for industry leaders and programme managers / by Ian Gardner

By: Gardner, Ian [author]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2015Description: xii, 144 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138821385 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Buildings -- SuperintendenceLOC classification: TH438 | G38 2015Online resources: View table of contents
Contents:
Preface The books approach -- The challenge of leadership Providing a general context -- The client Responsibility within the commissioning organization -- Project timeline The project stages over its lifetime -- Representative case studies Why the rest of this book is worth reading -- Project definition What is wanted and when being able to define it -- Governance of the project team How to set up and organize the project team -- Client involvement Whether the client wants to be 'hands-on' or not -- The right procurement strategy How best to buy the project -- Forming the project team The relationship wanted with the project team -- Managing uncertainty How best to align risk cost and contingency -- Performance management How to measure and control progress -- Construction expertise How to involve the best contractors and SMEs -- Communications policy How to approach communications -- External interfaces and social responsibilities How to handle the interfaces with stakeholders -- Operation maintenance and legacy The postcompletion and legacy objectives -- Conclusions Authors wrapup summary.
Summary: Whether a construction project turns out to be successful or not has a lot to do with the clarity of the client’s objectives and how the client establishes and instills a culture throughout the project team. This book's focus is on defining and exploring those attributes of clients or organizations which enable clear communication, and as a result, help ensure the project's success. For senior construction professionals, this book explains how to approach key aspects of projects so that the client's expectations can be anticipated and understood. It also provides information on how other parties can positively influence the outcome of the project and interact with their fellow stakeholders. Commentaries on real-life projects illustrate how this is achieved in practice, and common pitfalls are pointed out to help you avoid them. Drawing on almost 40 years’ UK and international experience of working on major construction projects in a variety of roles, the author provides a clear insight into how to efficiently progress a project from inception through to completion. This is hugely valuable reading for client senior decision-makers, project managers, program managers, design and construction leaders, and those studying all of these subjects.
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Includes index.

Preface The books approach -- The challenge of leadership Providing a general context -- The client Responsibility within the commissioning organization -- Project timeline The project stages over its lifetime -- Representative case studies Why the rest of this book is worth reading -- Project definition What is wanted and when being able to define it -- Governance of the project team How to set up and organize the project team -- Client involvement Whether the client wants to be 'hands-on' or not -- The right procurement strategy How best to buy the project -- Forming the project team The relationship wanted with the project team -- Managing uncertainty How best to align risk cost and contingency -- Performance management How to measure and control progress -- Construction expertise How to involve the best contractors and SMEs -- Communications policy How to approach communications -- External interfaces and social responsibilities How to handle the interfaces with stakeholders -- Operation maintenance and legacy The postcompletion and legacy objectives -- Conclusions Authors wrapup summary.

Whether a construction project turns out to be successful or not has a lot to do with the clarity of the client’s objectives and how the client establishes and instills a culture throughout the project team. This book's focus is on defining and exploring those attributes of clients or organizations which enable clear communication, and as a result, help ensure the project's success.

For senior construction professionals, this book explains how to approach key aspects of projects so that the client's expectations can be anticipated and understood. It also provides information on how other parties can positively influence the outcome of the project and interact with their fellow stakeholders.

Commentaries on real-life projects illustrate how this is achieved in practice, and common pitfalls are pointed out to help you avoid them. Drawing on almost 40 years’ UK and international experience of working on major construction projects in a variety of roles, the author provides a clear insight into how to efficiently progress a project from inception through to completion. This is hugely valuable reading for client senior decision-makers, project managers, program managers, design and construction leaders, and those studying all of these subjects.

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