Find Practical Solutions to Civil Engineering Design and Cost Management Problems
A guide to successfully designing, estimating, and scheduling a civil engineering project, Integrated Design and Cost Management for Civil Engineers shows how practicing professionals can design fit-for-use solutions within established time frames and reliable budgets. This text combines technical compliance with practical solutions in relation to cost planning, estimating, time, and cost control. It incorporates solutions that are technically sound as well as cost effective and time efficient. It focuses on the integration of design and construction based on solid engineering foundations contained within a code of ethics, and navigates engineers through the complete process of project design, pricing, and tendering.
The book uses cases studies to illustrate principles and processes. Although they center on Australasia and Southeast Asia, the principles are internationally relevant. The material details procedures that emphasize the correct quantification and planning of works, resulting in reliable cost and time predictions. It also works toward minimizing the risk of losing business through cost blowouts or losing profits through underestimation.
This Text Details the Quest for Practical Solutions That:
Are cost effective
Can be completed within a reasonable timeline
Conform to relevant quality controls
Are framed within appropriate contract documents
Satisfy ethical professional procedures, and
Address the client's brief through a structured approach to integrated design and cost management
Designed to help civil engineers develop and apply a multitude of skill bases, Integrated Design and Cost Management for Civil Engineers can aid them in maintaining relevancy in appropriate design justifications, guide work tasks, control costs, and structure project timelines. The book is an ideal link between a civil engineering course and practice.
Having worked in industrial and academic environments in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dr. Andrew Whyte, head of the civil engineering department at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, has gained a wide-ranging knowledge of construction management, design team integration, whole-life assessment of structures, and asset development using local technologies and low-cost and sustainable methods.
Introduction Civil engineering attributes Design, construction and management of civil engineering projects Chapter breakdown Cost planning and control Cost prediction and estimating in civil engineering projects Cost estimating Cash flow prediction and income/revenue monitoring The time-value of money and (civil) engineering economics Life cycle cost analysis: Civil engineering applications Timelines and scheduling civil engineering projects Scheduling techniques Rescheduling techniques to improve and adapt project timelines Risk: Structured reporting Alternative scheduling techniques for civil engineering projects Method statements Value management Critical chain project management scheduling Agile management Delay and (oil price) fluctuations in civil engineering projects Quality control in civil engineering projects Quality systems and quality standards Quality and contractual requirements Quality and continuous improvement Occupational health and safety in construction Prefabrication and modularisation productivity Prefabrication and design specification decisions Predicting defects in civil engineering activities Contract documentation for civil engineering projects Contractual arrangements Specifications for design solutions Design measurement and mensuration: Civil engineering bills of quantities Design drawings Engineering ethics and professional development Engineering traditions Professional engineering ethics Leadership Professional integration in a multidisciplinary (BIM orientated) team Integrated design and cost management solutions Integrated design practice examples Representative civil engineering cost and output-efficiency information References