Readings

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For most lectures there will be required and recommended readings. Where possible, please try to take a close look at the readings before the corresponding session. In some cases, there will be readings required of graduate students but which are simply recommended (optional) for undergraduates.

Required Reading

The required reading material will be primarily drawn from two sources:

The online textbook "Project Management for Construction" by Chris Hendrickson. The book is available for viewing at no charge.

In addition to the required reader, or when the required reader does not cover the material taught in class, there will also be printed materials to be handed out at the beginning of each class or provided electronically.

Recommended Readings

For each topic studied, there may be supplemental references and bibliography. They are the recommended reading for this course. Students are not required to read the recommended material but are encouraged to do so if they are interested in further study.

Particularly, students are highly encouraged to read:

Amazon logo O'Leary, Arthur F., and James Acret. Construction Nightmares: Jobs from Hell and How to Avoid Them. 2nd ed. Birmingham, UK: Building News, 2001. ISBN: 9781557013972. This book contains a series of narratives, many based on real-life incidents.

Amazon logo Meredith, Jack R., and Samuel J. Mantel, Jr. Project Management: A Managerial Approach. 6th ed. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 2005. ISBN: 9780471715375.