This book presents the fundamentals of project management as applied in the built environment and more specifically for the construction industry. It presents the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) using practical examples to show how various project management principles and concepts can be applied in practice. Providing study notes for students and aspiring project management professionals in the construction industry, each of the 13 chapters includes a set of comprehensive revision questions that allow readers to reflect on what they have learned. The book offers an introduction to what project management is all about as well as the project life cycles, stakeholders and organizations involved. It explains the project management processes and how these processes are applied in integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk and procurement management. It concludes with ethics and professional conduct in the project management profession.
Dr Low Sui Pheng is a professor of building at the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, where he previously served as the head and vice dean. He teaches construction project management, a field in which he has extensively published, researched and consulted, both in Singapore and overseas. A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), he holds a DSc degree from the University of Birmingham, UK and a PhD from the University College London. He currently serves as the director of the Centre for Project Management and Construction Law at the National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Introduction to project management.- Project life cycles, stakeholders and organizations.- Project management processes.- Project integration management.- Project scope management.- Project time management.- Project cost management.- Project quality management.- Project human resource management.- Project communications management.- Project risk management.- Project procurement management.- Project ethics and professional conduct.