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Management of Construction Projects by Brian Cooke

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Chapter 10 The Co-operative Head Office Building

10.1 Contents of the case study

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The completed building

This is one of the most prestigious building projects undertaken in Manchester over the past 10 years. The building is an outstanding design and creates a stunning structure within the business centre of the city.

This case study encompasses the following aspects of the project:

  • The project overview outlining the buildings technological features.
  • An overview of the client/contractor relationship and the contractors approach to managing the contract.
  • The main construction stages of work are outlined for the main four stages of work.
  • The management aspects of the project relating to the management of the surveying function, the design process and the site logistics.
  • The sequence of the erection of the main steel frame and the management of the building enclosure.

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