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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:
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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  
Contract Documents: Agency Series
 
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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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.
 
eBook» Member price: $25 | Nonmember price: $40
 

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}
 
Print Version» Member price: $100 | Nonmember price: $200
 
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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
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
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  
Contract Documents: Construction Manager At-Risk
 
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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The Giga Factory  
The Giga Factor: PM in the Engineering & Construction Industry
by Bob Prieto
486 pages | © 2011
 
"Program management is not just project management on steroids," says Bob Prieto, senior VP of Fluor. Prieto's book, which builds upon its predecessor, "Strategic Program Management", introduces lessons that all program managers can use to plan and execute even the largest and most complex "giga" programs.
 
eBook» Member price: $50 | Nonmember price: $100
 

The Giga Factory  
Life Cycle Analysis
by Bob Prieto
196 pages | © 2013
 
"Life Cycle Analysis helps owners and their service providers focus on moving beyond initial construction, to meet broader, deeper strategic business objectives. Fluor senior VP, Bob Prieto discusses the "triple bottom line" of economic, social and environmental impacts to help guide informed decisions based on cost/value analysis. 
 
eBook» Member price: $50 | Nonmember price: $75
 

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.
 
Print Version» Member price: $100 | Nonmember price: $200
 
eBook» Member price: $25 | Nonmember price: $35
 

 
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.
 
 
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Risk Management Guidelines
 
Risk Management Guidelines
by CMAA
106 pages | © 2017
 
The Risk Management Guidelines are intended to provide a generic framework to assist a professional construction manager (CM) in addressing risk and working to lessen the impact of risk events, without limiting the methods and procedures by which a CM may provide those risk management services for a particular project or program.
 
The scope and types of services a CM actually provides to a specific project or program may vary from those described in this document. This document is intended to provide a menu of services: Not every project/program will require every service, and a particular project/program may require unique services not listed in this document. Risk management plans are not uniform, and in designing and implementing a risk management plan, a CM will need to take into account the specific aspects of the particular project or program. CMAA does not intend that this document be used by courts or others to create contractual or legally enforceable duties or requirements, as such duties and requirements are established by the terms of the CM’s contract and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the CM is practicing. The standard services may change to the extent the provisions of such agreements are modified or altered.
 
Users should exercise independent judgment and may require the advice of legal counsel when deciding which documents are appropriate for a particular project.
 
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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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The Giga Factory  
Theory of Management of Large Complex Projects
by Bob Prieto
410 pages | © 2015
 
Two out of three three large-complex projects fail or significantly underperform when it comes to planned costs and schedules. This particularly high rate of underperformance indicates that large-complex PM theory is no longer as suitable for managing these types of projects as it once was. This book explores performance challenges that large-complex projects face, questions the foundational tenants upon which PM theory stands, and suggests alternative approaches to large-complex project management. While this book primarily focuses on large-complex projects, its contents are applicable to projects of all shapes and sizes.
 
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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.
 
eBook» Member price: $15 | Nonmember price: $25

 

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