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    The 6 Best Construction Project Management Books to Learn From

    Posted by Laura Buckler on Tue, Oct 30, 2018

    Today's Guest Article Is From Laura Buckler 

    Being a manager, especially in such a challenging industry as construction, can be very demanding. You have to look confident, even in situations when you are not that familiar with the topic or don’t really know how to handle certain situations. Knowing the answers usually comes with the experience, but even the most experienced professionals don’t know everything. Still, they know that constant learning and improving is essential for the people to stay on top, and that a big part of that improvement comes through books.

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    Maybe you have enough experience and knowledge to write a book about the subject yourself, or with the help of a professional writing service if you are not that much into writing. On the other hand, maybe you are just a newbie in the industry. It doesn’t really matter. You can always learn more and one of the best ways is through other people’s experiences, and their books. Here is the list of the eight best construction management books that will be more than a helpful tool for your knowledge improvement.

    1. Construction Management Jumpstart: The Best First Step Toward a Career in Construction Management, by Barbara J. Jackson

    This is a book written by a highly experienced construction manager and it is a detailed guide of all the project management stages. It includes all the important information regarding safety, risk management, performance measurement, estimated project costs, build and maintenance of project schedules, BIM (Building Information Modeling), etc. This is a perfect reading material for the newbies in the industry, but also for the people that have year and years of experience in the construction business.

    2. Building Construction: Project Management, Construction Administration, Drawings, Specs, Detailing Tips, Schedules, Checklists and Secrets Others Donʹt Tell You, by Gang Chen

    This is a must-have book about construction management that reveals all the secrets of the industry. With the help of practical case studies, it explains various issues that might occur and offers easy and practical solutions for them. Including advice and tips for coordination with consultants and government agencies, business development, entire building process, advice for making a profitable business and much more.

    3. Running a Successful Construction Company (For Pros, By Pros), by David Gerstel

    Running a Successful Construction Company (For Pros, By Pros) is a testimony of a highly respected builder who has been in the business for a couple of decades and has experienced all sorts of problems, big and small. This book offers his own personal techniques for solving these matters and his perspective of the industry itself. All in all, this book is a great helping tool for making a successful carrier in the building industry from the bottom to the top.

    4. The First-Time Manager, by Loren B. Belker, Jim McCormick, Gary S. Topchick

    This book is one of construction management bestsellers that offers answers to the vital topics such as leadership, motivation, how to deal with executives, etc. It provides examples of strategies that the management newcomers will have to use, with all the responsibilities that they are going to face ahead in their careers. Covering all the fields from building s team to employee performance evaluation, The First-Time Manager is a great guide for any construction management beginner.

    5. Modern Construction Management, by Frank Harris and Ronald McCaffer

    The writers of Modern Construction Management are constantly re-writing the material, removing the old irrelevant information and including the new, more appropriate data, making every new edition follow the modern trends. Its sixth edition offers in-depth insight of the fundamentals of the construction management, with a lot of real-world examples and modern up-to-date methods for handling various issues and a lot more, making this book a prime example of a book that is developing alongside the industry.

    6. Construction Project Manager’s Pocket Book, by Duncan Cartlidge

    Construction Project Manager’s Pocket Book is a handy guide that is a welcome addition to any construction manager’s inventory. Simple and straightforward before anything else, this book offers clear information for handling the executive procedures and projects, with the addition of advice for communication improvement, recommended document formats and much more. Everything that you’d expect from a convenient construction guide is there.


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