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construction cost control, construction labor cost control, construction project cash flow


The purpose of Construction Project Cost Control is to present techniques that help the contractor control the cost of the required inputs to the construction process. Every member of the construction project team must work together to control costs. The individual's ability to control construction project costs determines career success in the construction industry.

This book is a study of project-level cost control. Topics covered include labor cost control, project cash flow, material cost control, and subcontract cost control. This book has been developed while the author taught the Construction Costs course from 1984-2016 in the School of Construction Management at Purdue University.