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UNIT I      THE OWNER'S PERSPECTIVE                                                                   9
Introduction  –  The  project  life  cycle  –  Major  types  of  construction  –  Selection  of
professional  services  –  Construction  contractors  –  Financing  of  constructed  facilities  –
Legal  and  regulatory  requirements  –The  changing  environment  of  the  construction
industry –The role project managers.

UNIT II     ORGANIZING FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT                                     9
What is project management? – Trends in modern management – Strategic planning and
project programming – Effects of project risks on organization – Organization of project
participants  –Traditional  designer  –  Constructor  sequence  –  Professional  construction
management  –  Owner–  Builder  –  Operation  –  Turnkey  operation  –  Leadership  and
motivation  for  the  project  team  –  Interpersonal  behavior  in  project  organization  –
Perceptions of owners and contractors.

UNIT III    THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROCESS                                    9
Design  and  construction  as  an  integrated  system  –  Innovation  and  technological
feasibility –Innovation and technological feasibility – Design methodology – Functional
design – Physical structures – Geo-technical engineering investigation – Construction site
environment  –  Value  engineering  –  Construction  planning  –  Industrialized  construction
and prefabrication – Computer – Aided engineering.

Historical perspective – Labor productivity – Factors affecting job – Site productivity –
Labor   relations   in   construction   –   Problems   in   collective   bargaining   –   Materials
management  –  Materials  procurement  and  delivery  –  Inventory  control  –  Tradeoffs  of
cost  in  material  management  –  Construction  equipment  –  Choice  of  equipment  and
standard production rates – Construction processes queues and resource bottlenecks

UNIT V     COST ESTIMATION                                                                                     9
Costs  associated  with  construction  facilities  –  Approaches  to  cost  estimation  –  Type  of
construction cost estimates – Effects of scale on construction cost – Unit cost – Method of
estimation – Methods for allocation of joint costs – Historical cost data – Cost indices –
Applications of cost indices to estimating – Estimate based on engineers list of quantities
–Allocation  of  construction  costs  over  time  –  Computer  aided  cost  estimation  –
Estimation of operating costs.
    Total:  45 

1.        Chris  Hendrickson  and  Tung  Au.,  “Project  Management  for  Construction  –
Fundamental  Concepts  for  owners  Engineers,  Architects  and  Builders”,  Prentice
Hall, 2000.
2.        Chitkara,  K.K.,  “Construction  Project  Management  Planning, Scheduling  and
Control”, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co., 1998.

1.        Choudhury, S., “Project Management”, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co., 1988.
2.         Ludwig,  E.E.,  “Applied  project  Engineering  and  Management”,  Gulf  Publishing
Co., 1988.
3.         Harold   Kerzner.,   “Project   Mangement   -   A   systems   Approach   to   Planning
Scheduling and Controlling”, CBS Publishers and Distributors, 1988.

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