A Practitioner's Guide to Management in the Building Industry
Author: Howard McKew is a registered professional engineer, lecturer, and author and Engineered Systems magazine columnist. McKew has held jobs as design engineer, project manager, department head, vice president of engineering and estimating for a design-build mechanical contractor, vice president of engineering and facility support services for a construction management firm, and member of quality control steering committees. For the past 30 years, McKew has lectured on a wide range of building industry topics, as well as professional development. McKew is the president of BuildingSmartSoftware, LLC, where he continues to write, lecture, and trouble-shoot building system problems, as well as a business adviser to start-up companies.
A Practitioner's Guide to Management in the Building Industry is a 3-part professional development book based on the diversified experience of the author Howard McKew P.E. in the building industry. Using the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning segment of this design-construct-operate and maintain business, this guide is applicable to anyone active in any or all of these 4-categories of this industry. Part 1 focuses on sharing practical experience in one's own professional development. Part 2 helps educate the reader on how to better manage a project in anyone of the 4-industry segments. Part 3 provides a practitioner's approach to managing a group or a small company.
There are 15 useful, time-tested templates to assist the reader in developing their own library of quality controlled standardized documents to improve one's professional development, project management, and management of the group the reader is responsible to oversee or strives to oversee.
Mr. McKew draws upon his own diverse technical and professional experience to assist the reader in their own goals to be successful in the building industry. At the same time, Part 1 Managing Your Own professional Development and Part 3 Managing Your Group is very much applicable to any reader aspiring to be successful in any industry e.g., commercial, government, etc. offering this individual useful, practical suggestions to become better at what they strive to achieve now and in the coming years.