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Becoming a Construction Manager

ISBN: 978-0-470-87421-9
224 pages
February 2012
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The must-have guide for anyone considering a career in construction management

Becoming a Construction Manager explains everything a person needs to know to become a Construction Manager—from formal education to getting their first job. This practical guide is packed with useful information for anyone considering or beginning a career in construction management, as well as professional construction managers seeking to work in a specific area. From schedule and cost management to sustainability and technology implementation, all of the important career choices are explained by successful construction managers at top international firms.

  • The only guide available on careers in this fast-growing field
  • Offers practical guidance in a concise, easy-to-use format, illustrated throughout
  • In-depth profiles with construction managers of varying specialties give students and new architects an inside view of the real-world, day-to-day experiences of a working builder
  • Includes interviewing tips and up to date information on where the jobs are in the field, along with an extensive resource section on professional organizations and educational opportunities
  • Introduction by Bruce D'Agostino, President and CEO of the Construction Management Association of America

Providing an overview of the profession, educational requirements, specialties, and the job search, this is a one-stop resource that supplies the inside track on this rapidly growing profession.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. What Does a Construction Manager Do?

Chapter 2. The Education of a CM.

Chapter 3. The Experience of the Construction Manager.

Chapter 4. Construction Managers’ Place in the World.

Chapter 5. The Future of Construction Management.


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Author Information

John J. McKeon is Vice President of Communications for the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the premier professional organization promoting leadership, professionalism, and excellence in the management of construction projects and programs throughout the world.
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"Author John J. McKeon laid out a detailed overview of the profession, from trends, the book's text, layout and graphics enhance readability, and the resource-rich appendices add to the package." (ENR.com, June 2012)
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