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Best Construction Management Books Everyone Should Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Construction Management books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Construction Management JumpStart 2nd Edition (2010)

 Best Construction Management Books Everyone Should ReadThe construction management industry is expected to increase employment by 16 percent over the next decade. This second edition of a bestselling introduction to construction management walks you through each stage of the construction management process. Written from the constructor’s perspective, this book will familiarize you with all the construction management fundamentals and how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is impacting the construction management profession. The tried-and-true project management principles presented in this book will help ensure you a successful…
Author(s): Barbara J. Jackson

2. Construction Management, 5th Edition (2017)

 Best Construction Management Books Everyone Should ReadIt’s often said that the construction professional has to be a jack of all trades, and master of all. This text covers a wide range of subjects, reflecting the breadth of knowledge needed to understand the dynamics of this large and complex industry. This edition includes updated chapters on planning and scheduling, a new chapter addressing linear scheduling methods, material regarding the historical background of construction as a profession, and includes an Instructor Resource of solutions to the end-of-chapter review exercises. This text has become a standard course text at many universities. The first four…
Author(s): Daniel W. Halpin, Bolivar A. Senior, et al.

3. Successful Construction Project Management: The Practical Guide (2014)

 Best Construction Management Books Everyone Should ReadSuccessful Construction Project Management is a ‘must read’ before you start your next project. It provides useful practical tips for managing a construction project and is aimed at construction professionals as well as those studying construction project management. Managing a construction project isn’t an easy job and requires many skills. Some skills are learned by attending courses and colleges. Others, however, are only learned by experience, and often the hard way – learning from mistakes. This book will show you how to avoid the many pitfalls in construction. It includes chapters on planning the…
Author(s): Paul Netscher

4. Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager: A FranklinCovey Title (2015)

 Best Construction Management Books Everyone Should ReadIn today’s workplace, employees are routinely expected to coordinate and manage projects. Yet, chances are, you aren’t formally trained in managing projects—you’re an unofficial project manager.FranklinCovey experts Kory Kogon, Suzette Blakemore, and James Wood understand the importance of leadership in project completion and explain that people are crucial in the formula for success.Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager offers practical, real-world insights for effective project management and guides you through the essentials of the…
Author(s): Kory Kogon , Suzette Blakemore, et al.

5. Cost Accounting and Financial Management for Construction Project Managers (2018)

 Best Construction Management Books Everyone Should ReadProper cost accounting and financial management are essential elements of any successful construction job, and therefore make up essential skills for construction project managers and project engineers. Many textbooks on the market focus on the theoretical principles of accounting and finance required for head office staff like the chief financial officer (CFO) of a construction firm. This book’s unique practical approach focuses on the activities of the construction management team, including the project manager, superintendent, project engineer, and jobsite…
Author(s): Len Holm

6. Management of Construction Projects (2017)

 Best Construction Management Books Everyone Should ReadUnlike the majority of construction project management textbooks out there, Management of Construction Projects takes a distinctive approach by setting itself in the context of a single and real-world construction project throughout and also by looking at construction project management from the constructor’s perspective. This project-based learning approach emphasizes the skills, knowledge, and techniques students require to become successful project managers. This second edition uses a brand new, larger, and more challenging case study to take students through key stages of the process, including: Also new…
Author(s): John E. Schaufelberger, Len Holm

7. Running a Successful Construction Company (For Pros, by Pros) (2002)

 Best Construction Management Books Everyone Should ReadRunning a small business can be daunting to the builder whose expertise is in the hands on work — not finance or law. This book, written by a builder who came up through the trades himself — and who for decades has run a highly respected and successful construction operation that does both remodeling and new construction — helps to demystify the day-to-day challenges that contractors face. Running a Successful Construction Company is acknowledged as the leading book in its field. Includes 50 color photos and drawings. #52,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #74…
Author(s): David Gerstel

8. Construction Management JumpStart (2004)

 Best Construction Management Books Everyone Should ReadWritten by an experienced construction management specialist, Construction Management JumpStart provides all the core information you need, whether you’re considering a new career or expanding your responsibilities: #670,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1629 in Home Design & Construction (Books) #265 in Industrial Management & Leadership #83 in Project Management Software Books Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Barbara J. Jackson

9. Construction Business Management: What Every Construction Contractor, Builder & Subcontractor Needs to Know (2006)

 Best Construction Management Books Everyone Should ReadWritten by a general contractor of 25 years, Construction Business Management offers the lessons learned from both good and not-so-good decisions. Read what it takes to build all aspects of a business that’s profitable, enjoyable, and enduring: a.. Contract Terms & Conditions (to include and to avoid) b.. Fair Allocation of Risk Between Contractor and Owner c.. How to Make Sure You’re Paid What You’re Owed d.. Critical Dos and Don’ts of Mechanics Liens e.. How to Select, Hire, and Keep Golden Employees f.. How to Choose Accountants, Lawyers &…
Author(s): Nick Ganaway

10. The Successful Construction Supervisor and Foreman (2019)

 Best Construction Management Books Everyone Should ReadConstruction is desperate for good, experienced, skilled and dedicated supervisors and foremen. Construction needs you. Being a construction supervisor or foreman is challenging, it’s hard work, but it’s also rewarding watching projects take shape under your watch. A supervisor’s job is never boring – every day is different, each project is different, different locations and different people, all presenting new challenges.A construction foreman, foreperson or supervisor, supervises a work crew, or manages a section of work. They’re at the coalface of every construction…
Author(s): Paul Netscher

11. Pearson’s Pocket Guide to Construction Management (2011)

 Best Construction Management Books Everyone Should ReadCovering many of the key concepts in a construction management, the is designed to give students and construction professionals a portable reference to the key concepts and formulas needed to run a successful construction project and company. The Pocket Guide covers many areas of construction management, including construction math, contract documents, contracts, bonds, insurance, drawing symbols, construction communication, document tracking, building codes, estimating, wages, equipment costs, job roles, sustainable, building information modeling, critical path scheduling, safety, time value of money, life cycle analysis, earned value,…
Author(s): Peterson MBA PE, Steven J.

12. Construction Management: From Project Concept to Completion (2017)

 Best Construction Management Books Everyone Should ReadEssential reading for project owners and project managers.The author of several well regarded construction management books once again shares useful practical construction management information.Filled with invaluable tips, insights,examples and advice, this easy to read book takes you from project inception, where the project scope, size and location are decided. To planning, budgeting, appointing the project team, investigations, the design process, selecting the right contractor, dealing with project risks, preliminary work, dealing with project stakeholders, managing the construction process, and…
Author(s): Paul Netscher

13. BIM and Construction Management: Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows (2015)

 Best Construction Management Books Everyone Should ReadBIM and Construction Management, Second Edition is a complete integration guide, featuring practical advice, project tested methods and workflows, and tutorials for implementing Building Information Modeling and technology in construction. Updated to align with the latest software editions from Autodesk, Trimble and Bentley, this book provides a common sense approach to leveraging BIM to provide significant value throughout a project’s life cycle. This book outlines a results-focused approach which shows you how to incorporate BIM and other technologies into all…
Author(s): Brad Hardin, Dave McCool

Best Construction Management Books Everyone Should Read

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ICSECM 2019: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management

Author(s): Ranjith Dissanayake, Priyan Mendis, Kolita Weerasekera, Sudhira De Silva, Shiromal Fernando
ID: 2883229, Publisher: Springer Singapore;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 26 Mb, Format: pdf

Waste Reduction in Precast Construction: Using Lean and Shared Mental Models

Author(s): Joy Ong, Low Sui Pheng
ID: 2883445, Publisher: Springer Singapore;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Proceedings of SECON 2020: Structural Engineering and Construction Management

Author(s): Kaustubh Dasgupta, T. K. Sudheesh, K. I. Praseeda, G. Unni Kartha, P. E. Kavitha, S. Jawahar Saud
ID: 2888448, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 41 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly hot items according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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