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Green Construction Project Management and Cost Oversight

By: Sam Kubba

532 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Butterworth-Heinemann

Paperback | May 2010 | #195219 | ISBN-13: 9781856176767
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NHBS Price: £56.99 $73/€68 approx

About this book

Green construction is a specialized and skilled profession, and the author has extensive experience in this field. With this in mind, the reference is designed to provide practical guidelines and essential insights in preparing competent and professional looking project analysis reports, and project status reports. The book also provides numerous tips on how to phrase the language of reports in a manner that is articulate and clearly understood by real estate lenders and investors, as well as being an indispensable companion for both information and stimulus.

Written in a conversational manner, this book will clarify the nuts and bolts of green construction, finance, and cost monitoring as a profession, and will outline the many attributes required to being successful in this field. Moreover, it will scrutinize the mechanics of organizing monthly meetings, contractor payment certifications, budgets, change orders, construction schedules, code compliance, waivers of lean, and much more.

Drawing on over 30 years of personal experience across the world--both as an employee and as an employer, the reader will learn how to plan and implement sound business strategies and form alliances in a global context. The book also offers important information and penetrating insights into the process of setting up and working as a due-diligence consultant. In a clear, practical style, it explains how to identify opportunities for business development and how to maximize return. It also articulates how to meet new challenges as well as avoid many of the pitfalls along the way.


Contents

Acknowledgements
Forward - Hok
Introduction: Myths And Realities

Chapter 1: Defining "Green" & "Sustainability"
Chapter 2: Elements Of Green Design & Construction
Chapter 3: Green Project Requirements
Chapter 4: Green Construction Cost Monitoring
Chapter 5: How The Consultant Functions In The Requisition Process
Chapter 6: Choosing Materials And Products
Chapter 7: Project Cost Breakdown
Chapter 8: Economics Of Green Design
Chapter 9: Review Of Plans & Specifications
Chapter 10: Front-end Analysis
Chapter 11: Lender's Liability Issues
Chapter 12: Green Project Commissioning
Chapter 13: Typical Agreements
Chapter 14: Business Development: The Approach

Conclusion
Exhibits
Appendices
Abbreviations / Acronyms
Glossary Of Terms
Bibliography
Index

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