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Since publication of the first edition in 1992, Project Management for Designers and Facilities Managers has remained the leading choice for professionals and students seeking to learn and master the skills needed to successfully lead a project from conception to completion and beyond. Few engineering, architectural or facilities management courses offer training in this important activity and therefore most project managers learn their skills on the job. With this practical, indispensable book, you will gain all the essential skills needed for effective project management, presented in the clear, easy-to-follow style that is a hallmark of this book. Particular emphasis is devoted to effective communications essential to the optimal performance of every member of the project team. This edition is completely revised and includes three new chapters. Everything you need to manage a successful project in the design and facilities space is here.
Provides practical information on organizing your project management system.
Offers specific examples based on real-life construction industry experience by a long-time industry consultant who is also trained as an architect.
Presents some theory while focusing on the actual 'nuts and bolts' of managing design and facilities projects.
Covers effective writing and public speaking skills, delegation techniques and planning issues neglected by other texts.
Introduces to this edition a chapter on project environmental and land planning considerations.
About the Author
Howard G. Birnberg is executive director of the Association for Project Managers, an international organization of project managers in the design and construction industry. He is a former instructor in the Office of Executive Education at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a former adjunct assistant professor at Michigan State Universitys College of Human Ecology and served as a lecturer on project management for the University of Wisconsin, Department of Engineering Professional Development for more than twenty years. He holds a Bachelors degree in Architecture from the Ohio State University and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a frequent featured speaker at many construction industry meetings and conventions and is the author of several books on project management.