Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

Construction Jobsite Management, 3rd Edition

  • William R. Mincks
  • Hal Johnston
  • ISBN-10: 1439055734
  • ISBN-13: 9781439055731
  • 480 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 1998
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
Request a Copy for Review


About the Product

This new updated third edition of Construction Jobsite Management deals with all facets of construction project management from the contractor's point of view. It examines the duties that are handled by the project manager, construction superintendent, and construction engineer throughout the progress of a job, from the configurations of a project team through project closeout. A hallmark of this book is its dedicated focus on the activities of jobsite personnel that includes helpful techniques and procedures for effectively managing a project from start to finish. The clear, concise language in which it is written makes this book an essential introduction to the "real world" of effective management techniques.


  • DISCUSSIONS: discussions of current philosophies, procedures, and methods of management stress application over theory, making this book ready-made for use on the jobsite.

  • HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: the authors bring numerous years of actual construction project management experience to life so that concepts are immediately applicable to the real world.

  • DOCUMENTS: construction documents for use in project management are discussed, including the use of common forms such as AIA papers that can be directly applied to project situations.

  • UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION: the chapters on safety and computerized project management are thoroughly up-to-date, keeping on pace with emerging technologies and jobsite conditions.

  • REVIEW: chapter objectives and review questions reinforce concepts, and an Instructor's Manual is available with answers to the review questions.

About the Author

William R. Mincks

Certified Professional Constructor (AIC); Member, AACE International Author Biography: William R. Mincks is a Certified Professional Constructor (AIC), as well as a member of the AACE International. He has taught construction management at Washington State University, South Dakota University, and Boise State University. He is experienced in many areas of construction and consults on project management, construction quality management, and housing issues.

Hal Johnston

Hal Johnston is a Certified Professional Estimator (ASPE) and a licensed general contractor for the state of California. He also serves as a professor of construction management at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Project Management.
Objectives. Introduction to Project Management. Attributes of Construction Projects. Goals and Objectives of Construction Projects. Management Techniques to Achieve Project Goals and Objectives. Organization of the Project Delivery System. Leadership. Problemsolving. Reporting and Record Keeping. Planning and Scheduling. Cost Control. Quality Management. Safety Management. Contract Compliance. Computerized Record Keeping. Summary. Review Questions.
2. The Project Team.
Objectives. Roles, Responsibilities, and Authority of Project Participants. The Traditional Contract Delivery System (Owner-Architect-Contractor). Responsibilities of the Contractual Parties. The Owner's Roles During the Construction Phase. The Architect's Roles During the Construction Phase. The Contractor's Roles During the Construction Phase. Other Roles in the Construction Process. Communications in the Traditional System. The Construction Management (CM) Delivery System. Roles of the Construction Management Project Team. Communications in the Construction Management Delivery System. The Design-Build Delivery System. Communications in the Design-Build Delivery System. Engineering-Procurement-Construction (E-P-C). Summary. Review Questions.
3. The Superintendent's Leadership Role.
4. Use of Construction Documents on the Jobsite.
Objectives. The Construction Documents. Advertisement or Invitation to Bid. Instructions to Bidders. Bid Forms. General and Supplementary Conditions of the Contract. Additional Information to Bidders. Divisions 1–16, Technical Specification. Division 1, General Requirements. Divisions 2–16, Technical Specifications. Addenda. The Drawings. Use of the Construction Documents. Familiarization with a Project. Preparing Crew Assignments. Problemsolving. Summary. Review Questions.
5. Submittals, Samples, and Shop Drawings.
Objectives. Types of Submittals. Product Data Submittal. Shop Drawings. Samples. Requirements for Submittals, Shop Drawings, and Samples. Review of Submittals, Shop Drawings, and Samples. The Procurement Schedule. Submittal Review by the Contractor. The Use of Submittals During Construction. Summary. Review Questions.
6. Documentation and Record Keeping at the Jobsite.
Objectives. Record Types and Content. Event and Conversation Documentation. Daily Reports. Weekly and Monthly Reports. Diaries. Logs. Accidents Reports. Progress Photographs. Video Recordings. Time-lapse Photography. Progress Schedules and Schedule Updates. Cost Documentation. Labor. Material. Equipment. Correspondence. Letter of Transmittal. Request for Information (RFI). Letters. E-mail. Contractual Requirement Documentation. Meeting Minutes. Change Orders. Old Business. New Business. Meeting Adjourned, Next Meeting. Summary. Review Questions.
7. Jobsite Layout and Control.
Objectives. Material Handling. Labor Productivity. Equipment Constraints. Site Constraints. Elements of the Jobsite Layout Plan. Material Storage or Laydown Areas. Temporary Facilities. Types of Jobsite Offices. Jobsite Security. Perimeter Fencing. Access Roads. Signs and Barricades. Organizing Jobsite Layout. Summary. Review Questions.
8. Meetings, Negotiations, and Dispute Resolution.
Objectives. Partnering Meeting and Workshop Session. The Contractor's Preconstruction Planning and Organization Meeting. Preconstruction Meeting with Subcontractors. Project Preconstruction Meeting. Project Meetings. Construction Phase Subcontractor Meetings. Construction Staff Meetings. Specialized Meetings. Project Closeout Meetings. Post-project Review and Evaluation. Partnerin. Negotiations. Summary. Review Questions.
9. Jobsite Labor Relations and Control.
Objectives. Labor Productivity. Impact of Changes. Poor Weather. Material Problems. High Labor Turnover. Accidents and Unsafe Conditions. Working Overtime. Projects in Existing Facilities or Congested Areas. Jobsite Labor Organization. Labor Agreements. Supervision and Control of Labor. The Superintendent. The Foreman. Overtime. Employee Relations. Employee Training. Tools. Labor Records. Summary. Review Questions.
10. Personnel and Safety Management.
Objectives. Corporate Safety Policy. Safe Practice and Operations Code. Accident Prevention. Medical and First Aid Facilities and Services. Protection of the General Public. Fire Protection. Substance Abuse. Personal Protective Equipment. Hazardous Materials Communication. Safety Communications. Accident Reporting and Investigation. OSHA Records and Regulatory Requirements. Recording Injuries and Illnesses. Summary. Review Questions.
11. Subcontracting and Purchasing.
Objectives. Subcontract Management. The Subcontractor. The Subcontract Agreement. Subcontract Agreement Amount. Selecting Subcontractor Bids. Subcontract Agreement Contract Form. Scope Definition in the Subcontract Agreement. Coordination Meetings. Scheduling Subcontractors. Subcontractor Submittals. Changes to the Subcontract Agreement. Quality Control in Subcontract Work. Subcontractor Payment. Subcontract Back-charges. Withheld Payments. Subcontractor Coordination. Subcontractor Safety and Waste Management. The Subcontractor's Subcontracts. Purchase of Materials. Material Contracts. Purchase Orders. Expediting and Tracking Material and Equipment. Summary. Review Questions.
12. Project Quality Management.
Objectives. Defining Quality. Total Quality Management. The Quality Plan. The Jobsite Quality Control Team. Testing and Inspection. Summary. Review Questions.
13. Time and Cost Control.
Objectives. Project Duration Control. Scope of Activities. Sequence of Activities. Duration of Activities. The Project Schedule. Project Cost Control. Realistic Cost Control Activities. Summary. Review Questions.
14. Waste and Environmental Management and Sustainable Construction Practices (Jobsite Management of Green Building Requirements). Objectives. Waste Management. Subcontractors Role in Waste Management. Storm Water Management. Sustainable Construction. Use of recycled Material in Design. LEED evaluation and reporting. Commissioning (also with closeout).
15. Computerized Project Administration.
Objectives. Document Flow. Document Control. Word Processing Software. Spreadsheet Software. Database Software. Computer Hardware. Document and Contract Control Software. Planning and Scheduling Software. Web-enabled Project Management Software. Electronic Photographic Documentation. Building Information Modeling.
Summary. Review Questions.
16. Changes and Claims.
Objectives. Changes in the Construction Project. The Change Order Process. Time Extension. Documentation of Changes. Implementation of Change Orders. Summary. Review Questions.
17. Progress Payments.
Objectives. The Schedule of Values. Unit Price Contracts. Project Cash Flow Projections. Progress Payment Procedures. Payment Processing. Summary. Review Questions.
18. Project Closeout.
Objectives. The Closeout Process. Punch Lists. Substantial Completion. Paperwork Requirements. Inspection Agency Releases. System Testing and Documentation. Operating and Maintenance Manuals and Inspection. Spare Parts and Extra Materials. Keys, Permanent Cylinders, and Rekeying. Record Drawings. Warranties and Guarantees. Affidavits of Payment, Lien Releases, and Consent of Surety. Miscellaneous Certifications and Releases. Financial Resolution of the Project. Subcontractor Payment. Resolution with the Owner. Cost Control Completion. Archiving Records. Summary. Review Questions.


New to this edition

  • New chapter on Green Building and the responsibilities of jobsite manager relating to sustainable construction practices.
  • New chapter on the Superintendent's leadership responsibilities.
  • Revised chapter on Quality Management, including some insights on implementing a quality management plan.
  • Updated chapter on the use of computers in jobsite management.
  • New look to example forms.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1439055742 | ISBN-13: 9781439055748)