What they’re saying about the book

What professionals and students (including those who have used an earlier classroom edition of the book) are saying about Construction Project Management by Alison Dykstra:

“I am reading my copy of Construction Project Management right now, and I’m very excited about it. A great introduction; it really helps to clarify certain concepts that could easily elude even someone like myself who has been in the field for 20 years. Fantastic job.”
– Larry Sweeny, contractor

“This book provides a thorough overview of construction management, and is a great introductory book for students or anyone interested in the construction industry. Alison Dykstra provides construction insights with well-illustrated charts and examples in every chapter. One of the most informative, yet easy to read, introductory construction management textbooks that I have encountered. I’d highly recommend it!”
— Kayi Zhang, construction management student & designer

“This book is simple and easy to understand. I have recently become a general contractor and this book has helped me to see more clearly what that title means.”
— Brian Foster, contractor

“The information is presented in a very comprehensive manner and is easily absorbed and retained. I have immediately begun to implement new ideas and methods in the field.”
— Franklin Lovering, contractor

“This book is helpful to the inexperienced as well as the experienced in the industry. It should be required reading for all aspiring contractors and engineers.”
— Gerald Whitaker, contractor

“An excellent introduction for those new to the industry and a great refresher course for us seasoned veterans.”
— Tamera DeCenso, contractor

“This book is easy to follow, and is great for beginners. Whether you’re new to the industry or just refreshing up, this book tells you what you need to know.”
— Kotiana Klyse, construction management student

“I think this book is fantastic. It’s well written and very informative. If you want to understand the basics in the building world this book has it all. It’s easy to read and covers topics that anyone doing building should know. This isn’t just for contractors, owners should read it too.”
— Holland Sutton, designer

“Everybody has a general idea of how things work, but this book really breaks it down.”
— Timothy Lujan, superintendent

“The book is well written and easy to follow with good review questions.”
— Kevin Collins, contractor

“The book made me aware of how complex a process construction is, and how sharp the players have to be to be successful at their craft.”
— Susan Mellon, construction management student

“The manner in which the book is organized, the clear examples, chapter vocabulary, and Test Yourself questions all reinforce the new material, which is presented in a clear and interesting manner.”
— Joanne Wallace, construction management student

“I would recommend the book to anyone who is looking to expand their overall knowledge of the construction trade. It will get anyone new to the industry excited, and will renew your interest if you’ve been in the trades for years.”
— Staci Ortega, construction management student

“I had assumed construction management was going to be complex but this book made it straightforward. It is very easy to read and understand; a good book for students who are being introduced to construction management.”
—  Lucky Khoupradit, construction management student

“As a project management student I found the book very easy to follow and understand and very informative.”
— Mike Butala, contractor

“This book is great at describing the attributes and processes involved in a construction project, and has helped me distinguish the project members and their roles.”
— Harmony Allard, construction management student

“This book has the perfect balance of description and examples to really help me better understand the construction industry.”
— Matthew J. Adams,  construction management student

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

“The book is very much to the point and explains the subject matter completely. Also, the material progressed at a perfect rate so that what seemed to be complicated material instead turned out to be easily understood and retrievable for future use.”
— Jim Rogers, builder

I am reading my copy of Construction Project Management right now, and I’m very excited about it. A great introduction, and really helps to clarify certain concepts that could easily elude even someone like myself who has been in the field for 20 years. Fantastic Job. – Larry Sweeny, contractor

  • "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

    For the 2nd edition: CPM 2nd edition (March 2018)

    "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