Emerging Trends in Construction Management

Kaul, Vinay and Rao, Prakash B and Raghvan, Srinivas V (2006) Emerging Trends in Construction Management. In: Third AIMS International Conference on Management, January 1-4,, Ahmedabad, India.

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Abstract

Construction refers to alteration, repair, maintenance or demolition of a building, work of scaffolding, bar bending, masonry, tile roofing, mosaic flooring, sawing, concreting, carpentry, painting, centering, welding, electric work, plumbing etc. Construction is the 2nd largest economic activity in India, next only to agriculture. The amount of money invested in, and the jobs provided by the construction industry are much larger than any other industry in India. Present day construction projects are becoming more complex and costly as compared to previous times. This complex nature places a heavy demand on the management skill of those persons who are involved in every phase of the management of construction work. Today, large construction projects are increasingly being handled as turnkey assignments requiring co-ordination of construction management and project engineering activities on site and at corporate office. A large number of business firms and organizations in the private and public sectors are engaged in construction activity. Many are expanding their business into this industry. In this context, construction management as a professional function has assumed great importance. There is a subtle difference between management of construction and construction management. While the former confines itself to the management of actual construction, the latter encompasses the whole process right from the conception stage to the completion of construction. In this paper, an attempt has been made to provide an insight of Construction Project Management which may seem to be easily understandable but is of great importance for any construction project

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Project Management, Planning, Scheduling, Networks, Crashing
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2013 05:37
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2013 05:37
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78878

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