Handbook of Construction Management and Organization

  • Joseph P. Frein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. J. B. Bonny
    Pages 1-12
  3. J. B. Bonny, Henry C. Boschen
    Pages 24-36
  4. J. B. Bonny
    Pages 37-47
  5. Dario De Benedictis, Robert M. McLeod
    Pages 48-57
  6. Eardley W. Glass
    Pages 58-66
  7. George F. Kernan
    Pages 67-82
  8. Dan Gorton
    Pages 83-99
  9. William S. Lambie Jr.
    Pages 100-162
  10. William S. Lambie Jr.
    Pages 163-169
  11. Mark A. Robinson
    Pages 170-177
  12. J. P. Frein
    Pages 350-436
  13. Donald G. Perry
    Pages 535-547
  14. Francis Durand
    Pages 548-560
  15. Donald G. Perry
    Pages 561-566
  16. R. E. Bernard
    Pages 567-587
  17. Lee E. Knack
    Pages 601-615
  18. Paul W. Cane
    Pages 616-625
  19. O. P. Easterwood Jr.
    Pages 626-643
  20. Joseph J. Hyde, William J. Palmer, David O. McReynolds
    Pages 644-655
  21. John C. Day
    Pages 656-664
  22. James A. Attwood
    Pages 665-669
  23. Frederick P. Sloat, David V. Burgett
    Pages 670-685
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 695-704

About this book


The primary purpose of this handbook is to make available to general contractors, consulting engineers, construction managers, specialty contractors, and subcontractors, as well as to professors and students in Universities and technical institutes which offer courses on the subject, the fundamentals of construction management together with the most workable types of organization, and the necessary capabilities they must include to reasonably ensure success and minimize the possibility of failure in this most hazardous profession. The second and equally important purpose is to furnish equipment manufacturers, dealers, material suppliers, bankers, surety bondsmen, and others, who traditionally rely on financial statements and general reputation, something more concrete to look for-the type of management and organization, and its scope and capability-in deciding how far to go along with contractors with whom they deal or wish to deal.

This, the second edition of the Handbook, is an updated version of the work published in 1973. The book covers very many subjects which are part of construction. The greatest care was exercised in consideration of their practical aspects based on the theory and practice of construction management and its structure, and the functions of the various departments, both in the field and central offices, that make up construction organization.

Leading specialists in their particular fields were selected to write chapters on the vital segments making up the structure of construction management and organization. These fields include construction contracts and conditions, job organization by general types of projects, equipment maintenance and preventive maintenance and overhaul, engineering and estimating, scheduling and controls, data processing and the use of computer equipment in engineering and accounting techniques, office administration, corporate and cost accounting, payroll, employment and labor relations, safety, public relations, legal and contractural problems, banking and finance, taxes, surety bonding, insurance, pension and retirement problems and others.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph P. Frein
    • 1
  1. 1.Morrison Knudsen Company, Inc.BoiseUSA

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