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Author Levy, Sidney M., author.

Title Construction operations manual of policies and procedures [electronic resource] / [edited] by Sidney M. Levy, Andrew M. Civitello, Jr.

Published New York, N.Y. : McGraw-Hill Education LLC., c2014.


Location Call No. Status
Edition 5th ed.
Physical description 672 p. : ill., figs., tables.
Series McGraw-Hill's AccessEngineering
McGraw-Hill's AccessEngineering.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents A. About the authors -- B. Preface -- C. Introduction -- D. What this manual will do for you -- 1. Section 1: company organization and quality assurance program -- Section description and use -- Company statement of operations -- Organizational structure and corporate staff functions -- Organization charts -- Jobsite structures—large and small projects -- Document generation, signing authorities, and communication -- Quality concept and quality policy -- Business development approach and project participation -- Marketing services and support -- 2. Section 2: company and project administration -- Section description -- Use of the operations manual -- Correspondence -- Files and file management -- Recovering a letter previously mailed -- Field labor time reporting -- Administrative time reporting -- Project administrative activity list -- Expenses and reimbursements -- 3. Section 3: general contracts -- Section description -- Contract structures, relationships, and the contracting parties -- Responsibilities of the contracting parties -- General principles of contracts as applied to construction -- Key principles of general contracts -- General contract bonds and insurance -- Shop drawing "approval" -- Equals and substitutions -- Responsibility to "coordinate": use and abuse -- The schedule of values -- Requisitions for payment and contract retainage -- Liquidated damages -- Guarantees and warranties -- 4. Section 4: project engineering -- Section description -- Trade contracts and subcontracts -- Project files -- Subcontractor summary and telephone log -- Subcontractor/supplier reference form -- Transmittal form letter procedure and use -- Subcontract and purchase order distribution procedure -- Subcontractor schedule of values -- Shop drawing and submittal management -- Submittal requirements and procedures -- Subcontractor delivery requirements -- Request for information -- Project meetings -- Preparing for project close-outs at project start-up -- Securing lien waivers -- Securing subvendor certified payroll reports -- Backcharges -- The punchlist: expediting final completion -- Securing subcontractor/supplier guarantees and warranties -- Subvendor performance evaluation -- Project close-out checklist -- Productivity -- 5. Section 5: site superintendence -- The site superintendent function—section description -- Responsibilities of the site superintendent -- Field organization -- Site utilization program -- Field office mobilization -- Jobsite administrative mobilization -- Jobsite mobilization checklist -- Subcontractor summary and jobsite phone log book -- Daily field report -- Equipment use release form -- Preconstruction survey -- Field engineering, layout, and survey control -- Excavations—special precautions -- Cutting structural elements -- Control of materials embedded in concrete -- Construction photographs -- Managing time and material -- Field purchases procedure -- Winter precautions -- As-built drawings -- The site superintendent as project leader -- Hot work permit -- Jobsite equipment use, operation, and maintenance -- Building commissioning and turnover to the owner -- 6. Section 6: safety and loss control -- Section description and company policy -- Safety and loss control responsibilities and employee participation -- Jobsite safety program -- Jobsite safety meetings -- Accident investigation, reporting, and records -- Osha's hazard communication standard and safety data sheets.
7. Section 7: design-build project administration -- Section description -- Creating the design-build team -- Consideration of a new business entity -- Creating the design-build team -- The bridging approach to design -- Extracting the owner's program -- Design-build projects in the public sector -- The evaluation process -- Safety issues -- Quality issues -- Comprehensive list of contract documents issued by the design-build institute of america -- 8. Section 8: the preparation and processing of change orders -- Section description -- Contract-related change order provisions -- Presentation of the pco or cor must be clear and concise -- Conditions that create change orders -- Types of change order requests -- Costs to be considered when assemblinga change order -- The construction change directive (CCD) -- Roadblocks to acceptance of change orders -- Protocol for change orders, premium costs, winter conditions -- 9. Section 9: construction disputes, claims and resolutions -- General -- When negotiations fail -- Some disputes occur in the bid proposal process -- Promissory estoppel -- Other contentious disputes -- The total cost approach -- Differing conditions -- Type i and type ii differing conditions -- Owner's obligation to disclose superior knowledge -- Delays and potential acceleration claims -- Acceleration: recognizing a delay but requiring the contractor to meet the initial contract schedule -- Claiming extended home office overhead -- Alternatives to litigation: mediation, arbitration, dispute resolution, fact finding -- A checklist of documents to be assembled when preparing to institute a claim -- 10. Section 10: progress schedules and funds analysis -- Managing schedules -- Schedule types and uses -- Schedule preparation and development -- Baseline schedule distribution and final confirmation -- The cash-flow projection -- Schedule updating considerations -- 11. Section 11: building information modeling -- Section description -- Why contractors value bim: the 3d approach -- How does bim impact the role of the project manager? -- Building information modeling: 3d, 4d, 5d -- The 5d aspect of bim -- 12. Section 12: green buildings and sustainability -- Introduction to green building and leed -- How does leed work? -- Public- and private-sector green buildings -- Costs and financial aspects of green buildings -- The learning curve for project managers and construction managers -- Sustainable construction -- Basic sustainable construction goalsfor site and building -- The national renewable energy laboratory (NREL): lessons learned.
Summary Fully revised throughout, the new edition of this practical guide offers a wealth of proven strategies for effectively running a construction business, delivering high-quality projects on time and within budget, and maximizing profits—all gleaned from the authors' decades-long experience in the construction industry. Construction Operations Manual of Policies and Procedures, Fifth Edition, contains new chapters on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and claims, disputes, arbitration, and mediation. More than 150 new and updated contract formats, checklists, forms, and sample letters are included. The book also provides current OSHA safety regulations and standards and the latest LEED Certification requirements. Run a profitable and efficient construction firm with help from this time-saving resource.
"Step-by-step details and procedures for successfully managing construction operations"
Other formats Also issued in print and PDF version.
Notes Description based on cover image and table of contents, viewed on May 19, 2014.
Other author Civitello, Andrew M., 1954-, author.
Subject Contractors' operations.
ISBN 9780071826945 (print)
0071826947 (print)
9780071826952 (ebook)
0071826955 (ebook)