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Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development, 5th Edition by Chartered Institute of Building

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0Introduction

Project management

Project management has come a long way since its modern introduction to construction projects in the late 1950s. Now, it is an established discipline which executively manages the full development process, from the client’s idea to funding coordination and acquirement of planning and statutory controls approval, sustainability, design delivery, through to the selection and procurement of the project team, construction, commissioning, handover, review, to facilities management coordination.

This Code of Practice positions the project manager as the client’s representative, although the responsibilities may vary from project to project; consequently, project management may be defined as ‘the overall planning, co-ordination and control of a project from inception to completion aimed at meeting a client’s requirements in order to produce a functionally and financially viable project that will be completed safely, on time, within authorised cost and to the required quality standards’.

The fifth edition of this Code of Practice is the authoritative guide and reference to the principles and practice of project management in construction and development. It will be of value to clients, project management practices and educational establishments and students, and to the construction and development industries. Much of the information contained in the Code of Practice will also be relevant to project management practitioners operating in other commercial ...

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