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Construction Site Planning and Logistical Operations

Site-Focused Management for Builders

Randy Rapp (editor) Bradley L. Benhart (editor)

ISBN: 9781557537782

Publication Date: Oct 2017

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Written by experienced educator-practitioners from the world-leading Building Construction Management program at Purdue University, this volume is the ultimate guide to the knowledge, skills, and abilities that need to be mastered by project superintendents. Observations about leadership imperatives and techniques are included.
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Organizing and administering a construction site so that the right resources get to the right place in a timely fashion demands strong leadership and a rigorous process. Good logistical operations are essential to profitability, and this book is the essential, muddy boots guide to efficient site management. Written by experienced educator-practitioners from the world-leading Building Construction Management program at Purdue University, this volume is the ultimate guide to the knowledge, skills, and abilities that need to be mastered by project superintendents. Observations about leadership imperatives and techniques are included.

Organizationally, the book follows site-related activities from bidding to project closeout. Beyond outlining broad project managerial practices, the authors drill into operational issues such as temporary soils and drainage structures, common equipment, and logistics. The content is primarily geared for the manager of a domestic or small commercial building construction project, but includes some reference to public and international work, where techniques, practices, and decision making can be substantially different.

The book is structured into five sections and fifteen chapters. This facilitates ready adaptation either to industry training seminars or to university courses: Section I. The Project and Site Pre-Planning: The Construction Project and Site Environment (Randy R. Rapp); Due Diligence (Robert Cox); Site Organization and Layout (James O'Connor). Section II. The Site and Field Engineering Issues: Building Layout (Douglas Keith); Soil and Drainage Issues (Yi Jiang and Randy R. Rapp). Section III. Site Logistics: Site Logistical Procedures and Administration (Daphene Koch); Earthmoving (Douglas Keith); Material Handling Equipment (Bryan Hubbard). Section IV. Leadership and Control: Leadership and Communication (Bradley L. Benhart); Health, Safety, Environment (HSE), and Security (Jeffrey Lew); Project Scheduling (James Jenkins); Project Site Controls (Joseph Orczyk); Inspection and QA/QC (James Jenkins). Section V. Planning for Completion: Site-Related Contract Claims (Joseph Orczyk); Project Closeout (Randy R. Rapp).
Pages 406
Dimensions 254 x 178
Date Published 30 Oct 2017
Publisher Purdue University Press
Series Purdue Handbooks in Building Construction
Subject/s Technology: general issues   Company, commercial & competition law   Construction industry  
Randy R. Rapp, D. Mgt., P.E., C.C.E., C.P.C., A.I.C., is an associate professor of Building Construction Management (CM) in the Purdue University Polytechnic Institute. He serves as the School of Construction Management graduate chair and coordinates the restoration half of the unique Demolition and Restoration Management in the Built Environment major of study. He has extensive practical experience in the impact of both natural and manmade disasters and has worked in government and commercial contexts. While with Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR), he served in project controls and operations for Hurricane Katrina and logistics management for Hurricane Wilma. He was also the project controls manager and deputy program general manager for the Restore Iraqi Oil program. Rapp is well-known as an educator and industry leader. With Edward R. Fisk, he coauthored the Introduction to Engineering Construction Inspection (2004). He coedited Construction Site Planning and Logistical Operations with Bradley Benhart. With industry partners, he contributed to the redevelopment of the Certified Restorer credential for the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and chaired the Government Affairs Committee and the Education Committee of the Institute for Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Rapp was also elected a director on the IICRC board. Additionally, he serves on the Education Committee of the RIA and is a part-time consultant for the Purdue Technical Assistance Program to Indiana.

Bradley L. Benhart is a clinical professor of Building Construction Management at Purdue University. His previous position was vice president with Pepper Construction Company. While at Pepper, Benhart was a group leader who managed multiple projects ranging from $100,000 to $250 million. He also has been an adjunct professor at Northwestern University's Master of Project Management program.

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