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Becoming a Construction Manager

Becoming a Construction Manager

John J. McKeon, Bruce D'Agostino (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-0-470-87421-9 February 2012 224 Pages


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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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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.


"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." (, June 2012)