By: Jamil Soucar
About the Book
Have you ever experienced discrepancies between the concepts you read in textbooks and their real-life application? In order to successfully enter the field of construction management, one must incorporate both theoretical concepts and practical experiences. This book does just that.
The book combines theoretical principles with real-life insight, offering a practical guide of best practices to be a successful construction manager. This book is a complete manual taking you through all phases of a project, from its inception, to design, to completion of construction. It will cover all the challenges you will face as a construction manager, whether you are working as an owner’s representative, for a contractor, for an architect, or for an owner.
This book is written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, and will benefit anyone, from a new construction manager to a seasoned professional.
About the Author
Jamil Soucar has passionately worked in the construction industry since 1983. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering; a Certificate in Engineering Management for Construction from UCLA; and is licensed as a B-General Contractor. He has a construction management consulting business in Los Angeles, through which he consults to general contractors, owners and architects, and provides expert witness service to construction attorneys. Jamil has overseen over 500 projects from inception to closeout. He has worked as a superintendent, a project manager for contractors, and a construction manager consulting to owners. He has worked in civil engineering design and drafting surveys.
Jamil was inspired to write this book after teaching construction management at night to working adults. He realized the need for construction management taught from the perspective of real-life experiences.