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Author Clough, Richard H. (Richard Hudson)

Title Construction contracting : a practical guide to company management / Richard H. Clough, Glenn A. Sears, S. Keoki Sears, Robert O. Segner, Jerald L. Rounds
Edition Eighth edition
Published Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, Inc., [2015]
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Contents The Construction Industry -- Business Ownership -- Company Organization -- Project Design and Contract and Bid Documents for a Project -- Cost Estimating and Bidding -- Construction Contract Provisions -- Contract Surety Bonds -- Construction Insurance -- Business Methods -- Project Management and Administration -- Project Time Management -- Project Cost - Management -- Labor Law -- Labor Relations -- Project Safety
Summary "The definitive contracting reference for the construction industry, updated and expanded Construction Contracting, the industry's leading professional reference for five decades, has been updated to reflect current practices, business methods, management techniques, codes, and regulations. A cornerstone of the construction library, this text presents the hard-to-find information essential to successfully managing a construction company, applicable to building, heavy civil, high-tech, and industrial construction endeavors alike. A wealth of coverage on the basics of owning a construction business provides readers with a useful'checkup'on the state of their company, and in-depth exploration of the logistics, scheduling, administration, and legal aspects relevant to construction provide valuable guidance on important facets of the business operations. This updated edition contains new coverage of modern delivery methods, technology, and project management. The field of construction contracting comprises the entire set of skills, knowledge, and conceptual tools needed to successfully own or manage a construction company, as well as to undertake any actual project. This book gives readers complete, up-to-date information in all of these areas, with expert guidance toward best practices. Learn techniques for accurate cost estimating and effective bidding Understand construction contracts, surety bonds, and insurance Explore project time and cost management, with safety considerations Examine relevant labor law and labor relations techniques Between codes, standards, laws, and regulations, the construction industry presents many different areas with which the manager needs to be up to date, on top of actually doing the day-to-day running of the business. This book provides it all under one cover - for the project side and the business side, Construction Contracting is a complete working resource in the field or office."--Publisher
Notes Includes index
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Subject Construction contracts.
Construction industry -- Management.
Construction industry -- Subcontracting.
Form Electronic book
Author Rounds, Jerald L.
Sears, Glenn A.
Sears, S. Keoki.
Segner, Robert O.
LC no. 2014030066
ISBN 1119019974 (electronic bk.)
1119025427 (electronic bk.)
9781119019978 (electronic bk.)
9781119025429 (electronic bk.)