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Construction Supervision

Product Code/ISBN: 9780470614969

This is a one-stop-shop for all the supervising situations that you could potentially deal with on a construction site. It details the situations pertaining to commercial, institutional, and industrial construction. The contents are based on the Electrical Project Supervision (EPS) training program that was developed by Rounds and Segner for the National Electrical Contractor’s Association. It has been in use in the construction world for over several decades and is used each year by thousands of different contractors. It is one of the highest rated books on construction supervision and continues annually to receive rave reviews from its users.

Brought to you by Jerald L. Rounds, PhD, PE and Robert O. Segner Jr., this is a great resource that you won’t want to start your next project without. Together both authors bring more than 70 years of experience to this manual! Order your copy today!

Table of Contents


The Role of the Supervisor

Intended Audience

The Book’s Structure and Organization

Making the Most of the Book


Section I: Setting the Stage

  1. Overview of the Construction Industry
  2. Supervision and the Supervisor

Section II: Soft Skills

  1. Oral Communication
  2. Written Communication and Documentation
  3. Team Building and Maintenance
  4. Maintaining the Relationship Between the Employee and the Employer
  5. Managing the Human Resource
  6. Risk Management and Problem Solving

Section III: Technical Skills

  1. Safety
  2. The Contract as a Management Tool
  3. Managing Physical Resources
  4. Managing Costs: Understanding the Estimate
  5. Managing Costs – Elements of Cost Control
  6. Managing Time on a Construction Project
  7. Managing Production

Section IV: Project Supervision

  1. Project Organization
  2. Mobilization
  3. Ongoing Operations
  4. Closeout of Field Operations
  5. The supervisor’s Continuing Development
  6. Consesusdocs 750: Standard Form of Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor
  7. Simple Filing System