Time Management for Engineers and Constructors

by Ray G. Helmer, P.E.,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0303-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0303-1 (ISBN-10), 1998, Soft Cover, Pg. xiv, 160
25 cm, Second Edition
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This book describes solutions to the problem of why it is that engineers who pride themselves on logical thinking and efficiency are not more successful in time management. It provides practical, easy-to-follow steps for keeping projects on schedule and within budget while satisfying both clients and management.

With Time Management for Engineers and Constructors, readers will reduce the amount of time expended on each task—but they will also evaluate the critical level of tasks so that they can allocate their time more effectively. Helpful lessons lead readers to analyze their own work habits as well as how their staffs work and the demands of superiors. Time Management also covers personal characteristics, such as concepts, attitudes, values, habits, procrastination, and self-discipline.

Topics include: personal time analysis; defining goals and objectives; planning and scheduling; controlling interruptions; managing paperwork; delegating responsibilities; optimizing business travel; and managing stress.

This updated edition offers valuable insight and expertise to enable engineers of all levels and disciplines to work more effectively and achieve a higher level of success.

Subject Headings: Scheduling | Personnel management | Stress analysis | Budgets | Client relationships | Business management | Travel demand


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