The Role of the Supervisor.
The Book’s Structure and Organization.
Making the Most of the Book.
SECTION I: SETTING THE STAGE.
CHAPTER 1: OVERVIEW OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.
CHAPTER 2: SUPERVISION AND THE SUPERVISOR.
SECTION II: SOFT SKILLS.
CHAPTER 3: ORAL COMMUNICATION.
CHAPTER 4: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION AND DOCUMENTATION.
CHAPTER 5: TEAM BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE.
CHAPTER 6: MAINTAINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEE AND THE EMPLOYER.
CHAPTER 7: MANAGING THE HUMAN RESOURCE.
CHAPTER 8: RISK MANAGEMENT AND PROBLEM SOLVING.
SECTION III: TECHNICAL SKILLS.
CHAPTER 9: SAFETY.
CHAPTER 10: THE CONTRACT AS A MANAGEMENT TOOL.
CHAPTER 11: MANAGING PHYSICAL RESOURCES.
CHAPTER 12: MANAGING COSTS: UNDERSTANDING THE ESTIMATE.
CHAPTER 13: MANAGING COSTS-ELEMENTS OF COST CONTROL.
CHAPTER 14: MANAGING TIME ON A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT.
CHAPTER 15: MANAGING PRODUCTION.
SECTION IV: PROJECT SUPERVISION.
CHAPTER 16: PROJECT ORGANIZATION.
CHAPTER 17: MOBILIZATION.
CHAPTER 18: ONGOING OPERATIONS.
CHAPTER 19: CLOSEOUT OF FIELD OPERATIONS.
CHAPTER 20: THE SUPERVISOR’S CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT.
APPENDIX 1: CONSENSUSDOCS 750: STANDARD FORM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN CONTRACTOR AND SUBCONTRACTOR.
APPENDIX 2: SIMPLE FILING SYSTEM.
Robert O. Segner Jr. is a professor of construction science in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. He followed years of construction practice with four decades in construction higher education. He has served as president of the American Council for Construction Education. Segner codeveloped the NECA Electrical Project Supervision training program with Jerald Rounds and has conducted "train the trainer" sessions for the past decade. He has developed and taught numerous other continuing education programs.
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