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Construction Project Management,: Theory and Practices, 2/e

Construction Project Management,: Theory and Practices, 2/e
Author(s)  Kumar Neeraj Jha
ISBN  9789332542013
Imprint  Pearson Education
Copyright  2015
Pages  904
Binding  Paperback
List Price  Rs. 1045.00

The revised second edition of Construction Project Management discusses the various facets of construction project management with a special emphasis on the fundamental concepts. The major principles of project management are explained with the help of real-life case studies. Simple examples are used to facilitate the better understanding of basic concepts before complex problems are discussed.

  • About the Author
  • Contents
  • Features
  • Downloadable Resources

Kumar Neeraj Jha is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi. He started his career with Larsen and Toubro Ltd as Graduate Engineer Trainee and subsequently held a number of responsible positions in the same company. He has been involved in a number of construction projects in different capacities and specializes in project management and formwork. He also taught at IIT Kanpur for a brief period. He has authored two more books: (1) Formwork for Concrete Structures and Determinants of Construction Project Success in India.


1. Introduction

2. Project Organization

3. Construction Economics

4. Client's Estimation of Project Cost

5. Construction Contract

6. Construction Planning

7. Project Scheduling and Resource Levelling

8. Contractor's Estimation of Cost and Bidding Strategy

9. Construction Equipment Management

10. Construction Accounts Management

11. Construction Material Management

12. Project Cost and Value Management

13. Construction Quality Management

14. Risk and Insurance in Construction

15. Construction Safety Management

16. Project Monitoring and Control System

17. Construction Claims, Disputes, and Project Closure

18. Computer Applications in Scheduling, Resource Levelling, Monitoring, and Reporting

19. Factors Behind the Success of a Construction Project

20. Linear programming

21. Transportation, transshipment and assignment problems

• References

• Review Questions

• Answers to the Objective Questions

• Appendices

• Index



• Computer applications (Primavera and MS Project) are used to explain planning, scheduling, resource leveling, monitoring and reporting

• Line diagrams, cash-flow diagrams, bar diagrams and line graphs make the book interactive and easy to understand

• Pedagogy includes solved examples and chapter-end exercises comprising both descriptive and non-descriptive questions

• Real-life examples from the construction sites of the Delhi Metro, the Delhi International Airport construction, etc.

• Case studies on the preparation of documents for ISO 9001:2000, construction disputes, accidents in the construction industry, and preparation of estimates for live projects

• Additional solved problems in PERT and CPM (NEW)

• Introduction to earthworks and concreting equipment (NEW)

• Chapters on Linear programming and Transportation and Transshipment and Assignment problems (NEW)


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