Book Only: Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day, Signed by the Author

Managing a Construction Firmon Just 24 Hours a Day

Book Only: Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day, Signed by the Author

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Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day (416 pages, McGraw-Hill, New York). Amazon rates this book 4-1/2 stars out 5 from 17 reviews.
By Matt Stevens PhD

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Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day (416 pages, McGraw-Hill, New York). Amazon rates this book 4-1/2 stars out 5 from 17 reviews.
By Matt Stevens PhD

Book Review by Richard Korman, Senior Business Editor, Engineering News Record and ENR.com, he writes: “If you want to clear your head about something in construction contracting, just pick up consultant Matt Stevens’ new book, Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day. It is like talking to your older brother who has clamped a hand on your shoulder and is telling you the blunt honest truth about the costs associated with schedule compression or right-sizing your overhead. Yes, this book is full of takeaways and sample equipment forecasts. But where it really shines is in discussions of resource allocations and the uses and significance of CPM schedules. Stevens makes them simple. It is in essence the ultimate, easy-to-digest book about the financial management of contracting for an industry where the younger people have college degrees and the older set don’t exactly want to focus on finance. I’ve never seen anything more accessible on getting and managing work profitably. There’s also a fascinating and tightly narrated chapter called “The Business of Contracting” on the changing nature of the construction industry. In it, Stevens discusses, among other subjects, how most young construction professionals “do not [and did not] go through the ‘field’ because they don’t want to work” in the dirty and dangerous environment of the jobsite. They have “turned construction into a business” in which “craftsmanship is now assumed to be the same from contractor to contractor.” Get McGraw Hill’s new book, Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day signed by the author, Matt Stevens. This book presents business insights and profitable practices of construction contracting. Author is a practicing management consultant who works only with construction contractors. Book is 406 pages and describes trends, delivers insights, and gives “Best Practices” about how to make more money in the business with less risk. Learn the Gates Bidding Model, Job Sizing, Dual Overhead Rate Recovery, Best Job Cost Reports, Construction’s Unique Risk / Reward Curve, Behavior Based Management plus much more. We include over 130 best practices, and 100+ illustrations. Here is what one construction executive said “In writing this book, Matt has done an exceptional job focusing on the fundamentals of operating a PROFITABLE construction firm. Matt’s book is a reminder that construction companies deserve to be rewarded for taking on risk and such risk requires intense control at every stage. Any firm, no matter its size, will prove successful and profitable by following these principals and logical approach.” Les Snyder – Senior Vice President – Barton Malow Company. “I finished my first run through of your book. I think it is very well done and touches on good sound principles that we as Business Owners, Presidents, CEOs, etc. need to make sure our companies are adhering to. There are chapters that will be great tools for project managers and estimators to read. A couple of sections seem to be more tailored for the GC rather than a specialty sub such as myself, i.e. the scheduling section, although certainly describe the principals of developing a schedule, perhaps for a sub there are challenges in knowing all the variables outside of the subcontractor control and knowledge that are hard to build into the in house sub schedule until the GC has developed the master schedule. Again, I am impressed with the book and will be purchasing more to share with my staff.” Thanks, Ian Blair, Blair Concrete

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