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Construction Management Standards of Practice Study Kit
 
The study kit includes CMAA's entire published body of knowledge and CII's 'Best Practices'.
 
The following materials are included in the study kit:
Before You Buy!
Are you Planning to take the Professional CM Course? The Study Kit is INCLUDED in your registration! You do not need to purchase it separately
 
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A-Series Model Contract Documents 2013  
Agency Series Model Contract Documents 2013
 
The Agency (A) Series of CMAA Standard Contract Documents are used to establish the contractual relationships among the parties when the Construction Manager is hired as the Owner’s Agent. This specific Agency Series of four (4) CMAA documents provides any Owner the necessary standard forms for contract documents to establish the contractual terms between the Owner and CM, Owner & Contractor, Owner & Designer, and the General Conditions of the construction contract. These documents are suitable for the conventional design-bid-build delivery method. Use of the A series of CMAA contract documents are appropriate when the Owner’s project is divided into separate contracts for design and construction (with one or more contractors). These documents can be used on either small or large projects.
 
Users should exercise independent judgment and may require the advice of legal counsel when deciding which documents are appropriate for a particular project.
 
The general conditions are an integral part of the contract for construction for any project and they are incorporated by reference into the Owner/Contractor or CM/Contractor agreement. They set forth the rights, responsibilities, and relationships of the Owner, Contractor, and CM.
Agency CM Series, 4 Document Set of contracts:
  • A-1: Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and CM, CM as Owner’s Agent
  • A-2: Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Contractor
  • A-3: General Conditions between Owner and Contractor
  • A-4: Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Designer
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Becoming a Construction Manager
by John McKeon | 214 pages | © 2010
 
With the construction industry evolving at a rapid pace, there is a growing demand for construction managers who can handle the complexity of the business for all types of projects, including residential, commercial, and public buildings as well as roads, bridges, wastewater treatment plants, and other structures. This book responds to the need in the field for a practical guide, covering everything the reader needs to know on how to become an effective construction manager. Introduced by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the book first explores educational options, then goes on to describe how to apply management techniques to real-world projects. The emphasis throughout is on managing construction projects in ways that meet both clients' needs and serves society at large, with topics ranging from completing projects on time and within budget to the larger questions of infrastructure and sustainable design. Along the way, the book examines risk management and safety codes, using software for scheduling and budgeting, workforce issues and people skills, and much more. 
 
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Building Tall: My Life and the Invention of Construction Management
by John Tishman and Tom Shachtman | 226 pages | © 
 
In this memoir, University of Michigan graduate John L. Tishman recounts the experiences and rationale that led him to create the entirely new profession now recognized and practiced as Construction Management. It evolved from his work as the construction leader of the "owner/builder" firm Tishman Realty & Construction, and his personal role as hands-on Construction Manager in the building of an astonishing array of some of the world's tallest and most complex projects.
 
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CM, Fast-Track and GMP: Building Great Projects & Avoiding Conflict Through Understanding
by Charles Thomsen,  Charles J. Thomsen, and John Hawkins | 93 pages 
 
CM-at-Risk contracts, cost-reimbursable GMP payment terms and fast-track schedules are increasingly important throughout the construction industry. CM, Fast-Track and GMP is an unbiased and realistic guide for Owners, architects, CMs, subcontractors, suppliers and manufactures as well as students through the ins and outs of these complexities.
 
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CM: Developing, Marketing, and Delivering Construction Management Services  
CM: Developing, Marketing, and Delivering Construction Management Services
by Charles Thomsen | 93 pages | © 
 
CM: Developing, Marketing & Delivering Construction Management Services, 2nd edition, is one of the first books published on construction management. It offers brilliant insight into the megaworld of construction management from one of the original thought leaders of construction management, Chuck Thomsen, FCMAA.
 
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Capital Efficiency: Pulling all the Levers  
Capital Efficiency: Pull all the Levers
by Bob Prieto | 187 pages | © 2014
 
This book exposes readers to the notional underpinnings of a “business basis of design” and its importance in achieving capital efficiency. The impacts of delay and the planning fallacy are explored and some new thinking on the linkages of RAM analysis and supply chain design to capital efficiency explored.
 
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Capstone  
Capstone Course: An Introduction to the CM Profession
by CMAA | 249 pages | © 2014
 
The Capstone is designed to provide essential elements to the CM body of knowledge that may not have been obtained through formal academic training or experience. Included are specific topics in the areas of the role of the CM as a professional, CM as used with leading project delivery methods, CM contracts, legal and regulatory issues that impact CM practice, and risk allocation and management. The Capstone is also excellent preparation for CMCI's CM Certification Exam.
 
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CM PM Fees 2014  
2014 Comparison of Construction Management and Program Management Fees
by CMAA and FMI | 52 pages (33 charts, 22 tables, 12 page appendix) | © 2014
 
This update of CMAA’s popular 2007 study reports on CM/PM fees analyzed in terms of project type, owner type, region, project size, project delivery method, incentives/award fees, sustainability goals, and other factors. It provides valuable context for both owners and service providers in negotiating the terms of their contracts.
 
The study examines about 240 projects reported by more than 160 organizations, including owners, CM/PM firms, architect/engineer firms, and others providing CM/PM services. {Free Preview}
 
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Construction Management Standards of Practice 
by CMAA |  160 pages | © 2015
 
The first comprehensive new edition of CMAA’s SOP since 2003 includes new sections on Risk Management, BIM and Sustainability, along with expanded attention to Program Management and other updates. This is the basic work defining the range of services that constitute professional Construction Management, serving as an indispensable guide for owners and service providers alike.
 
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Estandáres de Práctica para la Gerencia de Construcción  
Estandáres de Práctica para la Gerencia de Construcción - Spanish
by CMAA |  158 páginas | © 2010
 
Este texto tiene como finalidad presentar a los profesionales en construcción en Latinoamérica y principalmente en México, una fuente de información relevante para la administración profesional de proyectos de construcción, basados en los estándares desarrollados por el Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).
 
Debe darse por entendido que la intención de este texto es presentar una traducción de los Estándares de Práctica para la Gerencia de Construcción basados en la práctica profesional de estos servicios en Norteamérica, por lo cual puede carecer o excederse de conceptos, prácticas, procesos y términos comúnmente utilizados en proyectos de construcción en México y Latinoamérica.
 
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Normas de Desempenho Profissional para Gestão de Construção  
Normas de Desempenho Profissional para Gestão de Construção - Portuguese
by CMAA |  158 páginas | © 2010
 
As Normas de Desempenho Profissional para Gestão de Construção destinam-se a definir e estabelecer os padrões de serviço no setor e servir como um guia para os diversos serviços que compõem a Gestão de Construção profissional. Com a publicação deste documento, a CMAA procura definir os serviços de Gestão de Construção sem limitar os métodos e procedimentos pelos quais um GC profissional pode prestar esses serviços para um determinado projeto ou programa.
 
O escopo e os tipos de serviços efetivamente prestados por um GC para um projeto ou programa específico podem diferir daqueles descritos neste documento. Este documento contém um menu de serviços: nem todos os programas/projetos exigirão todos os serviços; um programa/projeto específico pode requerer serviços exclusivos, não mencionados neste documento. Seja qual for o serviço fornecido, este documento define um padrão de prática setorial que o GC cumprirá
 
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CM-at-Risk Model Contract Documents 2013  
Construction Manager At-Risk Model Contract Documents 2013
 
The Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR) Series of CMAA Standard Contract Documents are used to establish the contractual relationships among the parties when the Construction Manager is responsible and contractually obligated to the Owner to meet the project schedule, cost, and quality and any other terms stipulated in their contract agreement. This specific CM At-Risk Series of four (4) CMAA documents provides any Owner the necessary standard forms for contract documents to establish the contractual at-risk terms between the Owner and CM, CM & Contractor, CM & Designer, and the General Conditions of the construction contract. These documents are suitable for the conventional design-bid-build delivery method. Use of the CMAR Series of CMAA contract documents are appropriate when the Owner’s project is divided into separate contracts for design and construction (with one or more contractors). These documents can be used on either small or large projects.
 
Users should exercise independent judgment and may require the advice of legal counsel when deciding which documents are appropriate for a particular project.
 
The general conditions are an integral part of the contract for construction for any project and they are incorporated by reference into the Owner/Contractor or CM/Contractor agreement. They set forth the rights, responsibilities, and relationships of the Owner, Contractor, and CM.

CM-At-Risk standard contracts. 4 Document Set:

  • CMAR-1: Standard Form of Agreement, Owner-CM
  • CMAR-2: Standard Form of Agreement, CM-Contractor​
  • CMAR-3: General Conditions, CM-Contractor
  • CMAR-4: Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Designer.
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CM's Guide To BIM  
The Construction Manager's Guide to Building Information Modeling
by CMAA | 56 pages | © 2015
 
This title recognizes the emerging use of BIM and highlights the unique and integral role of the CM in representing project owners in utilizing BIM effectively. While a number of public and private entities have published excellent BIM standards and guides, this guide focuses on your unique role with the varied responsibilities in project delivery. Intended as a description of the BIM process, this guide is not an exhaustive technical manual.
 
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Contract Administration Guidelines  
Contract Administration Guidelines
by CMAA | 72 pages | © 2012
 
Developed by the CMAA Contract Administration Committee as a detailed expansion of the contract administration section of the CM Standards of Practice.  This Manual addresses the administrative and reporting requirements for the Construction Manager (CM) during the execution of construction projects. It is intended to supplement Chapter 6, contract administration, of the CMAA's Construction Management Standards of Practice by providing an overview of the  contract administration responsibilities on a typical project from concept to occupancy. Most projects have a unique set of contract administration requirements because of specific project characteristics, such as project type –(airports, transit & healthcare facilities, courthouses, and bridges).   Other project characteristics such as geographical location, union issues, congested urban sites, language, currency rates, require that the CM implement appropriate contract administration measures to address all of these issues. Whether a project is being delivered under a traditional D-B-B contract, multiple prime contracts, construction management at-risk contract, or design-build contract will significantly impact the CM’s responsibility for project management and contract administration. 
 
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Cost Management Guidelines
 
Cost Management Guidelines
by CMAA | 66 pages | © 2001
 
The objective of cost management is to control the project cost so that the project is delivered to the owner within the owner’s budget. Project cost management includes all those processes necessary to ensure that the project is completed within the approved budget. Cost management elements, the role of the CM with respect to cost management, and the use of various cost management tools are discussed for each phase of the project.
 
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Program Management 2.0
 
Program Management 2.0
by Charles Thomsen and Sid Sanders | 442 pages | © 2010
 
CMAA presents a revised and updated edition of the book hailed as “a watershed,” “an instant classic,” and “a great work.” Together with industry veteran Sid Sanders, Chuck Thomsen revisits the basics of PM in the light of its growth and the industry’s evolution.
 
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Print version temporarily out of stock: Orders will be fulfilled by 12/1/16

 
Quality Management Guidelines
by CMAA | 106 pages | © 2017
 
These new quality management guidelines should be integrated into every section of the Construction Management Plan to maintain a focus on project quality. This document is a supplement to Chapter 5 of the CM Standards of Practice, a resource you can't be without. The 2017 edition features a new chapter on developing a culture of quality within your team.
 
2017 Edition Coming Soon!
 
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State by State Review of Licensing Requirements Affecting Construction Managers  
State by State Review of Licensing Requirements Affecting Construction Managers
by CMAA | 111 pages | © 2012
 
The State by State Review summarizes the state laws governing the practice of CM, with references to the relevant statutes. It also provides mailing addresses, contact names, and telephone/email information for the government agencies that regulate licensing of architects, engineers, and contractors. A valuable resource for any organization with operations in diverse jurisdictions.
 
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Strategic Program Management
 
Strategic Program Management
by Bob Prieto | 124 pages | © 2008
 
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Sustainability Guidelines
 
Sustainability Guidelines 
by CMAA | 108 pages | © 2016
 
The updated 2016 Sustainability Guidelines is intended to supplement the sustainability chapter of CMAA’s Construction Management Standards of Practice. It provides practical guidance in sustainability to construction managers in conducting their responsibilities from project conception through to post occupancy activities. The 2016 edition features new subject matter on energy, climate adaptation, and resiliency planning. 
 
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Time Management Guidelines  
Time Management Guidelines
by CMAA | 80 pages | © 2012
 
Provides the CM practitioners and the industry at large with general guidelines on successful management of the "time" component of Projects. These procedures supplement Chapter 4 of the "CM Standards of Practice" of CMAA. 
 
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What is Your Construction Management IQ?  
What is Your Construction Management IQ?
by Lisa Sachs | 100 pages | © 2012
 
With clear, concise text, charts and humorous drawings, a seasoned CM/architect delivers the basics of project delivery and CM services throughout the project lifestyle.
 
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