A Tool for Construction Professionals

You understand that success
takes more than hammers and nails.
Does everyone working on the job know that?

Kirshner Publishing Company proudly announces
a great new tool for construction professionals:

Construction Project Management:
A Complete Introduction
by Alison Dykstra, AIA, CSI

This book demystifies the big picture of what it takes for owners, designers and contractors to successfully plan, organize, and manage construction projects.

An increasingly complex industry requires participants with broad knowledge. This comprehensive and highly readable resource provides the background to help everyone on your projects understand the “why” and the “how” of successful projects, by exploring:

  • Who all the team members are and what they do
  • How owners assess risk and why contractors should care
  • How contractors find and get the right jobs
  • Bidding and why the low bid isn’t always the best bid
  • Ways that construction contracts carry risk
  • Why estimates and schedules are keys to success
  • How to work together to bring jobs in on time and on budget
  • Green  construction as a 21st century opportunity
  • An extensive glossary of construction terms
  • And more…

  • "Construction Project Management is informative and easy to read. It clearly outlines the professional building processes and procedures. It is a great book not only for students, but for the building professional as well."
    -- Andy Briglio, contractor

    For more information: Construction Project Management

    "This book is a great introduction to the field and represents a powerful argument for an increased focus on green construction. Dykstra's writing is clear, concise and well informed by decades of experience in the field."
    -- Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED Fellow, author and speaker, founder of the Yudelson Associates consultancy

    Available now; for more information:
    Green Construction: An Introduction to a Changing Industry