Construction Management: A State-of-the-Art Update

by C. Edwin Haltenhoff, (F.ASCE), Lect.; Michigan Tech. Univ., Coll. of Engrg., Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Houghton, MI 49931,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-560-0 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-560-5 (ISBN-10), 1986, Soft Cover, Pg. 142

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Conference information: Two Sessions of ASCE National Convention | Boston, Massachusetts, United States | October 27, 1986

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Construction Management (CM) is an anomaly of the tradition steeped construction industry. Consequently it has been surrounded by controversy. Now that its brief but rapid development has attained an interpretive level of maturity, beneficial discussion of CM's qualities has become possible where once only argument would have prevailed. These papers represent current CM practice, providing an insight to its history and speculation on the subject of certification and registration of CM practitioners. The forms of the CM system and their variations are delineated and discussed from the perspective of combined services and the potential for conflict of interest. Some CM services are explained and demonstrated, and some new educational challenges are brought into focus. A comparison of current CM standard contract documents and a discussion of the construction manager's legal liability, are rounded out with a new approach to the management of quality on CM projects, and a multiple contract CM cost model that supports improved economics for the owner.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Quality control | Construction industry | History | Licensure and certification | Comparative studies | Contract documentation | Building codes


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