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Construction Contractors' Survival Guide : Wiley Series of Practical Construction Guides - Thomas C. Schleifer

Construction Contractors' Survival Guide

Wiley Series of Practical Construction Guides

Hardcover Published: 16th March 1990
ISBN: 9780471513247
Number Of Pages: 176

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This study describes the business side of construction contracting today. It shows how a contractor operates, thinks and reacts and it outlines specifically the risks he faces in the acknowledged high risk field. The author addresses ten common elements of contractor failure and the risk these elements pose to successful operations. Each element is illustrated with examples drawn from experience, assessments of risk, realistic alternatives for risk avoidance and practical advice on how to plan and defend against these pitfalls and how to achieve and sustain success.

Managing with Confidence.

Elements of Contractor Failure.

Increase in Project Size.

Change in Geographic Location.

Change in Type of Construction.

Replacing Key Personnel.

Managerial Maturity.

Accounting Systems.

Evaluating Contract Profitability.

Equipment Cost Control.

Billing Procedures.

The Use and Misuse of Computers.

Other Industry Concerns.

Glossary.

About the Author.

Index.

ISBN: 9780471513247
ISBN-10: 0471513245
Series: Wiley Series of Practical Construction Guides
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 16th March 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.2  x 1.81
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1