JF McCarthy Authors the First Guidebook to Integrate the Benefits of Project Management PMBOK Methodology into Construction Management for Industry Wide Improvement

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CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Pareto announces a new guidebook that integrates the internationally proven PMBOK® project management knowledge areas and process into construction management to bring construction managers' skills to the next level: "Construction Project Management - A Managerial Approach" (ISBN: 978-0-9799969-1-7) by J.F. McCarthy.

The Project Management Institute, with over half a million members worldwide, has developed and implemented project management methodologies that are the state-of-the-art in many industries. The PMP (Project Management Professional) credential as long been demanded by international construction managers, and is now gaining acceptance in the United States. The GSA (General Services Administration) has recently started demanding the PMP credential for their new employees and the employees of contractors, which will accelerate integration of project management into the U.S. construction industry.

"Construction Project Management," by J.F. McCarthy, uniquely fills this new need to integrate the PMI methodology into construction management in a form that is accessible and comfortable to the working construction manager. All the rigor of the PMI methodology is maintained but organized into the construction industry's familiar form using accepted terminology to ease and speed adoption.

The 422 page hardcover book is designed as a text for university construction management programs and as a reference and continuing education guide for working construction managers.

J.F. McCarthy's new book has been thoroughly vetted and reviewed by top industry practitioners and academics who write:

"It is probably the best pure CM text I have ever seen." - Dr. Joseph Dusek, Director of the Construction Management program at Triton College.

"This manuscript did a nice job in presenting the whole picture of Construction Project Management." - Dr. Craig D. Capano, Civil, Construction, and Environment Department Head, Wentworth Institute of Technology

"Students who want to know about the construction world will benefit from the general knowledge presented in this text. The very many subjects involved in construction project management are covered thoroughly; and the mixture of theory and practical advice is quite helpful." - David Arditi, Construction and Engineering Management Program, Illinois Institute of Technology

"This is probably the first books on construction which is written using the PMBOK structure. Though not common in the United States, many overseas companies are increasingly requiring their employees to get the PMP certification. This book provides very useful 'real world' knowledge and I would suggest every construction student read it before graduation." - Salman Azhar, Assistant professor, McWhorter School of Building Science, Auburn University

J.F. McCarthy MBA CFM PMP with 40 years of construction management experience is the owner of the construction management firm JF McCarthy based in Westchester, Illinois. More information: .

More information on "Construction Project Management" including TOC, index, and sample chapter is available at: .

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