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By Ketki B Dalal Rangwala

1st Edition 2019
ISBN : 9789385039409
Binding : Paperback
Pages : 468 + 20 = 488
Size (mm) : 235 × 20 × 170
Weight : 585 g

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This book provides profound knowledge of various techniques of Construction Planning and Management. The study will enhance the performance of various aspects of complex construction projects.

The entire text-matter has been arranged systematically into twenty-four chapters. The outline of this book is:

Chapter 1 and 2 presents topics on Construction Management and Economy as well as Managerial Organisation.
Chapter 3 discusses Job layout and Project Supervision.
Chapter 4 consists of Construction Accidents and Safety Measures.
Chapter 5 gives Conventional Methods of Management Techniques such as Gantt or Bar Charts; Mile-stone Charts; Line of Balance (LOB) Techniques.
Chapter 6 about Introduction to Network Techniques.
Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10 elaborates topics on Network techniques: Critical Path Method (CPM); Cost Optimization; Updating Resources Planning Allocation and Scheduling, respectively.
Chapter 11 discusses Programme Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT).
Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18 discuss the Construction Labour; Construction Materials; Construction of Tall Buildings; Erection of Steel Structures; Construction of Dam; Construction of Tunnels; Compressed Air respectively.
Chapter 19 & 20 discuss Cash Flow and Economic Analysis as well as Economics of Construction Equipment respectively.
Chapter 21, 22, 23 & 24 related to Contracts, Tenders and Contract Management; Conditions of Contract; Arbitration; Accounts respectively.

The entire book comprise of following:

* 144 Self explanatory and Neatly drawn sketches
* 128 Useful Tables
* 106 Solved Problems
* 350 Typical questions at the end of the Chapters.

The book should prove to be extremely useful to the Engineering students preparing for the Degree Examinations of all the Indian Universities, Diploma Examinations conducted by various Boards of Technical Education, Certificate Courses as well as for the A.M.I.E., U.P.S.C., G.A.T.E., I.E.S. and other similar competitive and professional examinations. It should also prove of interest to the practising professionals.

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Content

1 : CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMY
2 : MANAGERIAL ORGANIZATION
3 : JOB LAYOUT AND PROJECT SUPERVISION
4 : CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS AND SAFETY MEASURES
5 : CONVENTIONAL METHODS OF MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE
6 : INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK TECHNIQUES
7 : NETWORK TECHNIQUES: CRITICAL PATH METHOD (CPM)
8 : COST OPTIMIZATION IN CRITICAL PATH METHOD (CPM)
9 : UPDATING NETWORK DIAGRAM FOR CPM
10 : RESOURCES PLANNING ALLOCATION AND SCHEDULING
11 : PROGRAMME EVALUATION AND REVIEW TECHNIQUE (PERT)
12 : CONSTRUCTION LABOUR
13 : CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
14 : CONSTRUCTION OF TALL BUILDINGS
15 : ERECTION OF STEEL STRUCTURES
16 : CONSTRUCTION OF DAM
17 : CONSTRUCTION OF TUNNELS
18 : COMPRESSED AIR
19 : CASH FLOW AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
20 : ECONOMICS OF CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
21 : CONTRACTS,TENDERS AND CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
22 : CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT
23 : ARBITRATION
24 : ACCOUNTS

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CHAPTER 1 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMY

1-1. General
1-2. Need for construction management
1-3. Scope of construction management
1-4. Aspect of construction management
1-5. PHASES of project or construction management
1-6. Engineer and construction economy
1-7. Contractor and construction economy
1-8. Construction cost
1-9. Cost control records
1-10. Cost index or price index
1-11. Construction cost control
1-12. Planning the project
1-13. Financing the project
1-14. Project Management Triangle
1-15. Project management activities
1-16. Stages in construction
1-17. Work breakdown structure
Questions 1

CHAPTER 2 MANAGERIAL ORGANIZATION

2-1. General
2-2. Levels of management
2-3. Functions of management
2-4. Qualities of a good entrepreneur
2-5. Construction project Manager
2-6. Characteristics of a good manager
2-7. Qualifications of an administrator
2-8. Conditions essential for carrying on business
2-9. Meaning of organization
2-10. Forms of business organization
2-11. Principles of organization
2-12. Systems of staff organization
2-13. Organization of a construction company
2-14. Office management
2-15. Personnel management
2-16. Office discipline
Questions 2

CHAPTER 3 JOB LAYOUT AND PROJECT SUPERVISION

3-1. Job layout
3-2. General principles for Job layout
3-3. Factors governing Job layout
3-4. Advantages of Job layout
3-5. Preparation of Job layout
3-6. Project supervision
3-7. Project control
3-8. Project evaluation
3-9. Construction camp
Questions 3

CHAPTER 4 CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS AND SAFETY MEASURES

4-1. General
4-2. Importance of Safety in Construction Projects
4-3. Causes of construction accidents

4-4. Classification of construction accidents
4-5. Injury-frequency rate
4-6. Injury-severity rate
4-7. Injury-index
4-8. Equivalent time charge
4-9. Compensation insurance
4-10. Accident costs
4-11. Safety programme in construction projects
4-12. Rules for preventing construction accidents
4-13. Safety Precautions for Different Items of Construction
4-13-1. Safety Precautions For Foundation and Excavation
4-13-2. Safety Precautions For Brickwork
4-13-3. Safety Precautions For Concrete Work
4-13-4. Safety Precautions for Concrete Work in Cold Weather
4-13-5. Safety Precautions for Concrete Work in Hot Weather
4-13-6. Safety Precautions for Form Work
4-13-7. Safety Precautions for Scaffolding
4-13-8. Safety Precautions for Shoring
4-13-9. Safety Precautions for Underpinning
4-13-10. Safety Precautions for Steel Structures
4-13-11. Safety Precautions for the Construction of Multi-Storeyed Buildings
4-13-12. Safety Precautions for hot Bituminous Work
4-13-13. Safety Precautions for Demolition work
4-13-14. Safety Precautions for Storage of Materials
4-13-15. Safety Precautions for Tunnel Construction
Questions 4

CHAPTER 5 CONVENTIONAL METHODS OF MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES

5-1. General
5-2. CONVENTIONAL METHODS
5-3. Gantt or Bar charts
5-4. Mile-Stone Charts
5-5. Line of Balance (Lob) Technique
Questions 5

CHAPTER 6 NTRODUCTION TO NETWORK TECHNIQUES

6-1. General
6-2. Features of network planning
6-3. Elements of Network Diagram
6-4. Rules for Preparing Network Diagram
Rules for network diagram
6-5. Fulkerson’s Rule for Numbering the Events
6-6. Types of Network Diagram
6-6-1. Arrow diagram or Activity-On-Arrow (AOA) diagram
6-6-2. Circle diagram or Activity-On-Node (AON) diagram
6-7. Typical problems on network diagram
Questions 6

CHAPTER 7 NETWORK TECHNIQUES: CRITICAL PATH METHOD (CPM)

7-1. General
7-2. Uses of CPM
7-3. Advantages of CPM
7-4. Application of CPM in project management
7-5. CPM for determining extension of time
7-6. Difficulties in implementation of the CPM
7-7. Activity Duration Time (t)

7-8. Earliest occurrence time (TE) for event
7-9. Latest occurrence time (TL) for event
7-10. Start and Finish Times for activity
7-11. FLOATS
7-12. Significance of floats
7-13. Critical path and scheduling
7-14. Typical problems on critical path method (CPM)
Questions 7

CHAPTER 8 COST OPTIMIZATION IN CRITICAL PATH METHOD (CPM)

8-1. GENERAL
8-2. Utility data with respect to time and cost
8-3. Project cost
8-4. Cost-time optimization
8-5. Cost slope
8-6. Cost Optimization by crashing
8-7. Time-grid diagram
8-8. Typical problems on cost optimization
Questions 8

CHAPTER 9 UPDATING NETWORK DIAGRAM FOR CPM

9-1. General
9-2. Necessity of Updating
9-3. Steps for Updating
9-4. Typical Problems on Updating Network Diagram for CPM
Question 9

CHAPTER 10 RESOURCES PLANNING, ALLOCATION AND SCHEDULING

10-1. Resources planning
10-2. Resources allocation
10-3. Resource scheduling
10-4. Typical problems on resources planning, allocation and scheduling
Questions 10

CHAPTER 11 PROGRAMME EVALUATION AND REVIEW TECHNIQUE (PERT)

11-1. Programme Evaluation and
Review Technique (PERT)
11-2. Terminology Used in PERT
11-3. Percentage of probability
11-4. Implementing PERT
11-5. PERT network scheduling
11-6. Slacks of events
11-7. Negative slack and negative float
11-8. Typical problems on PERT
11-9. Selection of technique
Questions 11

CHAPTER 12 CONSTRUCTION LABOUR

12-1. General
12-2. Immobility of labour
12-3. Theories of wages
12-4. Nominal wages and real wages
12-5. Psychic income
12-6. Systems of wage payments
12-7. Incentive plans
12-7-1. Group incentive plans
12-8. Payment by result
12-9. Profit-sharing
12-10. Morale Measurement of moral
12-11. Trade unions
12-12. Labour welfare

12-13. Indian labour
Questions 12

CHAPTER 13 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

13-1. General
13-2. Types of materials
13-3. Storage of materials
13-4. Stores
13-5. Purchasing department
13-6. Store keeping
13-7. Stock control
13-8. Stages of material management
13-9. Inventory control
13-10. Disposal of surplus materials
Questions 13

CHAPTER 14 CONSTRUCTION OF TALL BUILDINGS

14-1. General
14-2. Need of tall buildings
14-3. Advantages and disadvantages of tall buildings
14-4. Essential amenities in tall buildings
14-5. Framed structures
14-6. Placing concrete in cold weather
14-7. Placing concrete in hot weather
14-8. Points to be observed while supervising R.C.C. work
14-9. Quality control of concrete
14-10. Repairs and maintenance of concrete structure
14-11. Preparation of concrete surface for repairs
14-12. Problems of tall buildings
14-13. Precautions to be taken during the construction of
multi-storeyed buildings
Questions 14

CHAPTER 15 ERECTION OF STEEL STRUCTURES

15-1. General
15-2. Equipments required for erection of steel structures
15-3. Joints
15-4. Cost of erection of steel structures
15-5. Erection procedures of steel structures
15-6. Safety rules during erection of steel structures 45
Questions 15

CHAPTER 16 CONSTRUCTION OF DAM

16-1. General
16-2. Types of dams
16-3. Rigid dams (masonry dams, concrete dams etc.)
16-4. Non-rigid dams (earth dams or embankment dems)
16-5. Miscellaneous dams
Questions 16

CHAPTER 17 CONSTRUCTION OF TUNNELS

17-1. Definition
17-2. Advantages of tunnelling
17-3. Economics of tunnelling
17-4. Selection of route
17-5. Tunnel surveying
17-6. Alignment of a tunnel
17-7. Setting out of tunnel

17-8. Tunnelling through rock
17-9. Tunnelling through soft ground
17-9-1. Forepoling method
17-9-2. Needle beam method
17-9-3. Five-piece set method or american method
17-9-4. Liner plates method
17-9-5. Other methods
17-10. Methods of tunnelling through sub-aqueous strata
17-11. Drainage of tunnels
17-12. Ventilation of tunnels
17-13. Lighting
17-14. Shafts
17-15. Mucking
17-16. Hauling
17-17. Lining of tunnels
17-18. Size and shape of tunnels
Questions 17

CHAPTER 18 COMPRESSED AIR

18-1. General
18-2. Uses of compressed air
18-3. Some definitions
18-4. Gas laws
18-5. Size of pipes
18-6. Cost of compressed air
18-7. Compressed air plant
Questions 18

CHAPTER 19 CASH FLOW AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

19-1. General
19-2. Cash Flow Analysis
19-3. Objects Of Cash Flow Analysis
19-4. Cash Flow Management in Construction Projects
19-5. Improvement In Project Cash Flow
19-6. Cash flow Diagram
19-7. S-Curve
19-8. Project Life Cycle
19-9. Principles of Accounting
Following are ten main basic principles of accounting
19-10. Time Value of Money
19-11. Tools of management control
19-12. Economics of engineering structures
19-13. Financial analysis
19-14. Discounted cash flow
Questions 19

CHAPTER 20 ECONOMICS OF CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

20-1. General
20-2. Classification of equipment
20-3. Selection of equipment
20-4. Standard equipment
20-5. Special equipment
20-6. Owning and operating Cost of equipment
20-6-1. Depreciation
20-6-2. Investment charges
20-6-3. Maintenance and repairs
20-6-4. Operation cost
20-7. Economic life and replacement policy
20-8. Sources of equipment
Questions 20

CHAPTER 21 CONTRACTS, TENDERS AND CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

21-1. Definitions
21-2. Essential requirements or elements of a valid contract
21-3. Trade usages
21-4. Forms of contract
21-4-1. Lump-sum contracts
21-4-2. Unit-price or item-rate contracts
21-4-3. Cost-plus or percentage contracts
21-4-4. Basic price contracts
21-5. Types of contracts
21-6. Termination of contracts
21-7. Contract documents
21-8. Qualification of contractors
21-8-1. Post-qualification of contractors
21-8-2. Pre-qualification of contractors
21-8-3. Independent contractor
21-8-4. Irresponsible contractor
21-9. Responsibilities of different agencies
21-10. Contract between owner and engineer
21-11. Work executed without a contract
21-12. Contract Management
21-12-1. Contract Management Process
21-12-2. Importance of Contract Management
21-13. Meaning of tender
21-14. Classification of tenders
21-15. Tender notice
Specimen tender notice
21-16. Advertisement of tender
21-17. Tender form
21-18. Mode of submission of tender
21-19. Opening of tenders
21-20. Scrutiny of tenders
21-21. Acceptance of tender
21-22. Revocation of tender
21-23. Unbalanced tender
21-24. E-tendering
21-25. Liquidated damages
21-26. Mobilization fund
21-27. Direct and indirect costs
Questions 21

CHAPTER 22 CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT

22-1. Definition
22-2. Object
22-3. Importance
22-4. Peculiarities
22-5. General provisions
22-6. Typical clauses of the conditions of contract
22-7. Escalation clause
22-8. Conditions of contract in outlines
Questions 22

CHAPTER 23 ARBITRATION

23-1. General
23-2. Definition
23-3. Arbitration and conciliation act 1996
23-4. Construction disputes and arbitration
23-5. Evidence and documents in construction industry
23-6. Matters for reference to arbitration
23-7. Kinds of arbitration

23-8. Arbitrator
23-9. Appointment Of Arbitrators
23-10. Powers of an arbitrator
23-11. Disabilities of an arbitrator
23-12. Arbitration agreement
23-13. Revocation of arbitration agreement/denial of reference to arbitration
23-14. Termination of arbitration proceedings
23-15. Process of arbitration
23-16. Award by an arbitrator
23-17. Conditions favourable for arbitration
23-18. Advantages of arbitration
23-19. Quick Dispute Resolution (QDR) methodology
23-20. Alternative Dispute Resolution (Adr)
Under the Code Of Civil Procedure
Questions 23

CHAPTER 24 ACCOUNTS

24-1. General
24-2. Stores
24-3. Difference between accounts of ‘Stock’ and ‘Tools and Plants’
24-4. Issue notes
24-5. Note Book
24-6. Vouchers
24-7. Hand receipts
24-8. Unstamped receipts
24-9. Receipt of money
24-10. Treasury Challan
24-11. Cash Book
24-12. Credit Note
24-13. Work-abstract
24-14. Register of works
24-15. Appropriation and re-appropriation
24-16. Materials at site accounts
24-17. Capital works and repair works
24-18. Administrative approval and technical sanction
24-19. Measurement book (m.b.)
24-20. Muster roll
24-21. Completion report
24-22. Imprest
24-23. Daily report
24-24. Deposit works
24-25. Record of Bills
24-26. Advance payment and secured advance payment
24-27. Piece-work system of payment
24-28. Inventory
24-29. Work-slip and work-abstract
24-30. Site Order Book
24-31. Methods of Execution of Work in P.W.D.
24-32. Selection of Mode of Execution of Work in P.w.d.
24-33. Difference Between Department Execution and Contract
System
Questions 24