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Quality Tools for Managing Construction Projects – New Book announced by CRC Press

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31 May 2013 – CRC Press has announced the publication of a new book titled Quality Tools for Managing Construction Projects, by Abdul Razzak Rumane and Dar Alkuwait Alkhaleejia. Published in April, this new book provides significant information and guidelines on various types of quality tools used to manage construction projects.

quality-toolsAccording to the CRC release: Dealing with such a multi-layered and fungible intangible as quality during the design and construction process is difficult for all parties involved. To the architect, quality means an appealing and enduring design, but to the builder, it means understandable documents that, when acted upon, lead to an enduring, well-made structure. To the owner, it is the end result: a building that is not only fit for the purpose, but a positive addition to its surroundings. Reconciling these seemingly contrasting priorities requires processes that are embedded not just at the project level, but within the entire enterprise with designer, builder, and owner committed to integrating quality into all their business processes.

Quality Tools for Managing Construction Projects not only details the importance of developing a comprehensive management system, but provides the tools and techniques required to do so. The book examines the usage and applications of tools and techniques in different phases of a construction project, focusing on plan quality, quality assurance, and quality control. Following the construction cycle, Dr. Rumane delineates the quality tools and their application, ending with the implementation of quality systems throughout the entire design and construction cycle.

The book demonstrates how these tools can help in planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling a project—evolving project management into a system that ensures project deliverables consistently meet the defined scope on schedule and within budget. The author’s systems perspective recognizes and supports the ideal collaborative approach that modern design and construction projects need. Dr. Rumane then demonstrates that successful quality management is more than a series of handoffs between teams who’ve completed tasks. 

CRC Press is a premier publisher of scientific and technical work, reaching around the globe to collect essential reference material and the latest advances and make them available to researchers, academics, professionals, and students in a variety of accessible formats.  CRC’s mission is to serve the needs of scientists and the community at large by working with capable researchers and professionals from across the world to produce the most accurate and up to date scientific and technical resources.  To see their project management titles, go to http://www.crcpress.com/browse/?category=BUS14A

Quality Tools for Managing Construction Projects; by Abdul Razzak Rumane and Dar Alkuwait Alkhaleejia; published by CRC Press, © April 2013, 413 pages, hard cover, ISBN 9781466552142; List price = $99.95; For more information, go to http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466552142

Source: CRC Press