CMAA Recommended Titles

CMAA is pleased to offer digital versions of select publications. These digital publications are compatible with most smartphones, tablets and eReaders. Device compatibility is noted in each item's description. 
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Print Version: $55
Architect's Essentials of Cost Management
by Michael Dell'lsola
304 pages | © 2014
Easy access to crucial business information for design professionals. Architect’s Essentials of Cost Management presents a complete, organized approach to cost management that includes both underlying concepts and practical techniques. Features: Authoritative advice from leading national figures; flip-and-find access to critical business information; bulleted lists and callout boxes for quick reference; and clear, insightful explanations of complex business topics. It will help in understanding today’s building economics and the industry trends that can significantly affect cost.
It will offer cost-estimating methods and tools–both print and computer-based–to do the job effectively. It will cover how to use cost management techniques for best results, whether it’s budgeting and planning effectively at the outset of a project, successfully managing costs during design and construction, or even assessing the potential cost management impact of alternate delivery systems. 

Print Version: $20
Kindle: $9.99
Boots on the Ground, Flats in the Boardroom: Transportation Women Tell Their Stories
by Grace Crunican & Liz Levin
304 pages | © 2015
Stories have power, but only if people know them. "Boots on the Ground, Flats in the Boardroom: Transportation Women Tell Their Stories" details the rise of 18 pioneering women in transportation by telling their stories in their words. From the woman who ran the Federal Aviation Administration during 9/11 to the woman who helped make seatbelts standard in cars, "Boots on the Ground, Flats in the Boardroom" provides raw stories of how these women learned to succeed in a white, male-dominated industry. Authored by seasoned transportation authorities Grace Crunican and Liz Levin, "Boots on the Ground, Flats in the Boardroom" presents leadership lessons from women who changed the world. 

Print Version: $150
Construction Management Fundamentals, 2nd Edition
by Kraig Knutson, Clifford J. Schexnayder, Christine M. Fiori, Richard Mayo
46 pages | © 2009
Construction Management Fundamentals is intended as an introduction to both technical and business sides of construction, and is intended for use in an undergraduate Civil Engineering curriculum or for graduate courses in Construction Management.
The text covers fundamentals of construction in a logical, simple, and concise format, and many examples reinforce construction and management concepts through applications, photographs, and illustrations derived from actual projects. Based upon professional practice, standard formats for analyzing common problems are presented and explained preparing students for fast-paced bid preparation. 

Print Version: $130
eBook: $130
Construction Project Scheduling and Control, 3rd Edition
by Saleh Mubarak
528 pages | © 2015
Construction Project and Control provides a comprehensive examination of the analytical methods used to devise a reasonable, efficient, and successful schedule for construction projects of all sizes. This updated third edition contains new information on building image modeling (BIM) and its relationship to project scheduling and control, as well as thorough coverage of the latest developments in the field.
Written by a career construction professional, this informative text introduces students to new concepts in CPM scheduling, including the author's own Dynamic Minimum Lag technique. The expanded glossary and acronym list facilitate complete understanding, and the numerous solved and unsolved problems help students test their knowledge and apply critical thinking to issues in construction scheduling. A complete instructor's manual provides solutions to all problems in the book, test questions for each chapter, and additional exam questions for more comprehensive testing.

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   Nonmember: $60
Construction Project Scheduling and Control, 2nd Edition
by Saleh Mubarak
456 pages | © 2010
An easy-to-follow guide to the theory and practice of project scheduling and control. No matter how large or small the construction project, an efficient, well-thought-out schedule is crucial to achieving success. The schedule manages all aspects of a job, such as adjusting staff requirements at various stages, overseeing materials deliveries and equipment needs, organizing inspections, and estimating time needs for curing and settling—all of which requires a deep understanding on the part of the scheduler.
Written by a career construction professional, Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Second Edition has been fully revised with up-to-date coverage detailing all the steps needed to devise a technologically advanced schedule geared toward streamlining the construction process. Solved and unsolved exercises reinforce learning, while an overview of industry standard computer software sets the tone for further study.
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Print Version: $37
eBook: $37
Successful RFPs in Construction: Managing the Request for Proposal Process
by Richard Fria
172 pages | © 2005
An The negotiated contract method for RFPs is a rapidly growing trend in construction. Traditionally, RFPs have gone through a competitive bid method – meaning that 100% of the design work is done without the input of contractors and with very little real cost information. With the negotiated contract method, only about 10% of the design work is done before a contractor is brought to the table, which means less paperwork and lower up-front costs. There are several advantages to the negotiated contract method: • Because only a small part of the design work is done up-front (before a contractor is brought on board), no extensive re-design work has to be done when budget/schedule issues with the design become a factor. • A complete team – architect/designer and contractor – is assembled earlier, making for a much more efficient process and outcome. • The RFP process becomes a collaborative effort, rather than a competitive one. There is no other book on the shelf that either focuses specifically on RFPs in the construction industry, or features a step-by-step method for implementing the negotiated contract method. This is a step-by-step guide for managing the RFP process in a way that saves time, money, enhances team collaboration, and assures quality in construction. Focusing on the negotiated contract method (as opposed to the competitive bid method), the book takes readers from articulating the needs/wish list for a construction project, to the analysis of responses and interviews, through negotiations and finalization of the deal. This is a roadmap for: 
  • Preparing, understanding, and assessing the quality of information in an RFP
  • Gathering critical, project-specific information from free and up-to-date local databases
  • Adding value to the process by assisting consultants in marketing and project management capabilities
  • Selecting and working with a team early in the process to stay on-schedule and on-budget
  • Improving the materials selection process and the end-result overall quality of construction
  • Example and template forms make it easy to create a successful RFP process



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