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Integrated Design and Cost Management for Civil Engineers

By Andrew Whyte

CRC Press – 2014 – 471 pages

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    978-0-415-80921-4
    August 27th 2014

Description

Find Practical Solutions to Civil Engineering Design and Cost Management Problems

A guide to successfully designing, estimating, and scheduling a civil engineering project, Integrated Design and Cost Management for Civil Engineers shows how practicing professionals can design fit-for-use solutions within established time frames and reliable budgets. This text combines technical compliance with practical solutions in relation to cost planning, estimating, time, and cost control. It incorporates solutions that are technically sound as well as cost effective and time efficient. It focuses on the integration of design and construction based on solid engineering foundations contained within a code of ethics, and navigates engineers through the complete process of project design, pricing, and tendering.

Well illustrated

The book uses cases studies to illustrate principles and processes. Although they center on Australasia and Southeast Asia, the principles are internationally relevant. The material details procedures that emphasize the correct quantification and planning of works, resulting in reliable cost and time predictions. It also works toward minimizing the risk of losing business through cost blowouts or losing profits through underestimation.

This Text Details the Quest for Practical Solutions That:

  • Are cost effective
  • Can be completed within a reasonable timeline
  • Conform to relevant quality controls
  • Are framed within appropriate contract documents
  • Satisfy ethical professional procedures, and
  • Address the client’s brief through a structured approach to integrated design and cost management

Designed to help civil engineers develop and apply a multitude of skill bases, Integrated Design and Cost Management for Civil Engineers can aid them in maintaining relevancy in appropriate design justifications, guide work tasks, control costs, and structure project timelines. The book is an ideal link between a civil engineering course and practice.

Reviews

"An easy book to read and understand… This book is an excellent introductory text to design and cost management in civil engineering. The clarity with which the principles are set out and the numerous worked examples and illustrations make this book an ideal textbook and a ‘must have’ for undergraduate civil engineering and quantity surveying students, as well as postgraduate civil engineering management students."

—Dr Nii A. Ankrah, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Contents

Introduction

Civil engineering attributes

Design, construction and management of civil engineering projects

Chapter breakdown

Cost planning and control

Cost prediction and estimating in civil engineering projects

Cost estimating

Cash flow prediction and income/revenue monitoring

The time–value of money and (civil) engineering economics

Life cycle cost analysis: Civil engineering applications

Timelines and scheduling civil engineering projects

Scheduling techniques

Rescheduling techniques to improve and adapt project timelines

Risk: Structured reporting

Alternative scheduling techniques for civil engineering projects

Method statements

Value management

Critical chain project management scheduling

Agile management

Delay and (oil price) fluctuations in civil engineering projects

Quality control in civil engineering projects

Quality systems and quality standards

Quality and contractual requirements

Quality and continuous improvement

Occupational health and safety in construction

Prefabrication and modularisation productivity

Prefabrication and design specification decisions

Predicting defects in civil engineering activities

Contract documentation for civil engineering projects

Contractual arrangements

Specifications for design solutions

Design measurement and mensuration: Civil engineering bills of quantities

Design drawings

Engineering ethics and professional development

Engineering traditions

Professional engineering ethics

Leadership

Professional integration in a multidisciplinary (BIM orientated) team

Integrated design and cost management solutions

Integrated design practice examples

Representative civil engineering cost and output-efficiency information

References

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