Modern Construction Project Management, Second Edition


S. L. Tang, S. W. Poon, Syed M. Ahmed, Francis K. W. Wong

ISBN : 978-962-209-567-0

Engineering, Real Estate and Construction, Transportation, Agriculture

March 2003

248 pages, 7″ x 10″

  • HK$185.00

This is a practical project management tool kit for the construction industry, as well as a textbook for students. It provides both the theories and the practical guidelines for every step of construction project management operations, and is written in simple and easy-to-understand English. The book is divided into two parts. Part I—qualitative project management—includes the principles of organizational structures, organizational structures for contractors and consultants, construction contracts, estimating and tendering, resource management and planning, quality management, safety management, and site administration and control. Part II—quantitative project management—includes drawing critical path network diagrams, analysis of critical path networks, precedence networks, PERT and its probability concept, time-cost optimization, tracing critical path using linear programming techniques, contractual claims with the use of critical path method, resource histograms and resource allocation exercises, and an introduction to computer packages for quantitative construction project management.

The authors are teachers and researchers of civil engineering or construction disciplines: S. L. Tang in Civil and Structural Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University; S. W. Poon in Real Estate and Construction at the University of Hong Kong; Syed M. Ahmed in Construction Management at the Florida International University; and Francis K. W. Wong in Building and Real Estate at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

‘A substantial volume of data and information relating to Hong Kong practice has been incorporated into existing knowledge, and methodically presented.’ —Professor S. Ganesan, Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong

‘Written to serve undergraduates of construction-related programmes and students taking postgraduate bridging courses, the strength of this book lies in its reference to local practice.’ —Professor C. M. Tam, Department of Building and Construction, City University of Hong Kong