The Construction Net

Online information sources for the construction industry

Author: Alan Bridges

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 391

Using this book can help the busy architect/engineer/contractor to optimize online time by determining the key sites to visit before connecting to the Internet. Topics are conveniently arranged by subject showing where to find the "index sites" together with details of many specialist sites.

The Construction Net

Online Information Sources for the Construction Industry

Author: Alan Bridges

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 991

Using this book can help the busy architect/engineer/contractor to optimize online time by determining the key sites to visit before connecting to the Internet. Topics are conveniently arranged by subject showing where to find the "index sites" together with details of many specialist sites.

Net Gain in Construction

Using the Internet in the Construction Industry

Author: Edward Finch

Publisher: Spon Press

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 180

View: 389

Written in non-technical language for the construction professional, this text explains the Internet, virtual reality, visualisation techniques, etc. in relation to the construction industry, and outlines how to take advantage of these resources.

The New Net Zero

Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future

Author: Bill Maclay

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN:

Category: ARCHITECTURE

Page: 576

View: 174

The new threshold for green building is not just low energy, it's net-zero energy. In The New Net Zero, sustainable architect Bill Maclay charts the path for designers and builders interested in exploring green design's new-frontier net-zero-energy structures that produce as much energy as they consume and are carbon neutral. In a nation where traditional buildings use roughly 40 percent of the total fossil energy, the interest in net-zero building is growing enormously--among both designers interested in addressing climate change and consumers interested in energy efficiency and long-term savings. Maclay, an award-winning net-zero designer whose buildings have achieved high-performance goals at affordable costs, makes the case for a net-zero future; explains net-zero building metrics, integrated design practices, and renewable energy options; and shares his lessons learned on net-zero teambuilding. Designers and builders will find a wealth of state-of-the-art information on such considerations as air, water, and vapor barriers; embodied energy; residential and commercial net-zero standards; monitoring and commissioning; insulation options; costs; and more. The comprehensive overview is accompanied by several case studies, which include institutional buildings, commercial projects, and residences. Both new-building and renovation projects are covered in detail. The New Net Zero is geared toward professionals exploring net-zero design, but also suitable for nonprofessionals seeking ideas and strategies on net-zero options that are beautiful and renewably powered.

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2015

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: United States

Page:

View: 182

Integrated Cost and Schedule Control for Construction Projects

Author: Frederick W. Mueller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 506

View: 644

Management and administrative processes within the construction industry have been undergoing major changes in the last several decades. These changes have involved significant adjustments in management science and manage ment techniques, brought about by the need for contemporary valid informa tion with which to manage the construction process. In short, management in the construction industry is changing significantly; change will continue at an accelerated pace at least through the next decade. The responses required of construction industry management are now resulting in a movement away from an entrepreneurial management style to professional management tech niques and procedures. THE COMPELLING ECONOMIC ISSUES The issues forcing these changes are economic. The rising costs of construction and of money are forcing the buyers of construction services to be more demanding. Their demands are for more construction economies, more pro duction, and more productivity than at any time in the past. Nowhere has this been more evident than in the Business Roundtable on construction and in the response of the construction industry to it.· To be successfully responsive, management in the construction industry will be required to use the best project management methods available for cost control, schedule control, and for financial and accounting controls. But responsive professional management can survive and will flourish within this more demanding eco nomic environment.

Project Finance for Construction

Author: Anthony Higham

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

View: 634

The world of construction is intrinsically linked with that of finance, from the procurement and tendering stage of projects right through to valuation of buildings. In addition to this, things like administrations, liquidations, mergers, take-overs, buy-outs and floatations affect construction firms as they do all other companies. This book is a rare explanation of common construction management activities from a financial point of view. While the practical side of the industry is illustrated here with case studies, the authors also take the time to build up an understanding of balance sheets and P&L accounts before explaining how common tasks like estimating or valuation work from this perspective. Readers of this book will not only learn how to carry out the tasks of a construction cost manager, quantity surveyor or estimator, they will also understand the financial logic behind them, and the motivations that drive senior management. This is an essential book for students of quantity surveying or construction management, and all ambitious practitioners.

Sustainable Value Management for Construction Projects

Author: Ayodeji E. Oke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 195

View: 975

This book provides a unique guide to value management and sustainability in construction to researchers and professional. The book provides a better understanding of the concept of value management, the basis of sustainable construction and thereafter, demonstrates how using the principles of value management can help to achieve successful construction projects that are financially viable, socially beneficial and do not damage the environment. The book serves as an introduction to value management for scholars and researchers at all levels; and also as a practical guide for construction professionals, employers and other stakeholders in the construction industry.