Construction Cost Management
Learning from Case Studies
Routledge – 2008 – 306 pages
On time and in budget.
As a construction project manager, achieving this while maintaining quality is the most valuable package you can offer your clients. Of course, its value derives largely from it's difficulty – if it were easy to complete jobs entirely to plan then it would happen rather more often.
Using a combination of worked examples and case studies, this book examines how projects go over-cost, what lessons can be learned from past examples and what approaches have successfully been employed. Example case studies include:
If you're studying Surveying or Construction Management, or starting out as a Construction Cost Manager and need to plan or assess construction projects then this is the book for you.
'There was no difficulty in reviewing this excellent publication …it is a very well written book, it is readable, it is a valuable resource and it is a very useful tool for practitioners'
- Building Engineer magazine
'This is an excellent book providing an invaluable practical perspective on the cost management of construction projects.'
- Ronald McCaffer, Co-operative Network for Building Researchers
'For those engaged in teaching cost management, this work will make an excellent foundation upon which to build further detail and upon which to found their lectures.'
- Construction Management and Economics
1. Introduction and Overview 2. Reports and Recommendations 3. Selecting the Consultants and Contractors 4. Pre-Contract Cost Management 5. Cost Management on PFI Projects 6. Contractor’s Estimating and Tendering 7. Value Management 8. Risk Management 9. Whole Life Costing 10. Organisational Methods (Part 1) 11. Organisational Methods (Part 2) 12. Payment Systems and Contract Administration 13. Contractors’ Cost Control and Monitoring Procedures 14. Change Management – Valuing Variations 15. Claims Management 16. The NEC Engineering and Construction Contract 17. FIDIC Standard Forms of International Construction Contract 18. Case Study: Heathrow Terminal 5
Keith Potts is Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Wolverhampton. He is a RICS external examiner in Quantity Surveying, and Award Leader of the RICS-accredited MSc in Construction Project Management.