C & E Officers and the author of Construction Project Management User's Manual 3rd Edition
From left to right: Senior Account Executive Editha Molina, OIC-Senior Sales Manager Malou Baticolon, Key Accounts Manager I Renato Gomez, Product Development and Management Division Head Nieves Darroca, Assistant Vice President Guadalupe Bocobo, Author Engr. Fidel Sarausad, Senior Executive President Maximo Gomez, Key Accounts Manager II Rowena Bermudez, and Regional Sales Manager Alexis Martinez
C & E launched last October 11, 2014 the third edition of Construction Project Management User's Manual by Fidel R. Sarausad at the C & E Information and Resource Center in Quezon City. The manual is an indispensable and comprehensive guide for engineering and architecture professors and students, construction project managers, planners, and other professionals involved in the construction industry.
The author, Engr. Sarausad, is a practicing civil and structural engineer with experience in both public and private construction business. His book’s first and second editions were published by C & E in 1999 and 2006, respectively.
The manual’s latest volume—which can serve as a discussion topic on ASEAN Integration readiness—is in response to the need of engineering students for an updated construction management textbook. Drawing on the comments and suggestions of professors, students, suppliers, and practitioners, Sarausad expanded the manual’s scope and coverage as well as provided examples of real-life problems and solutions to develop and enhance students’ analytical and critical skills.
Aside from problem sets, the book also features a glossary and a comics section. Written in Filipino, the comic strips illustrate the importance of construction site rules and regulations in promoting health and safety in the workplace.
In his opening remarks, C & E’s Senior Executive Vice President Maximo S. Gomez said that the book is distinct from similar titles that are available in bookstores today as it examines in depth the most essential aspects of construction management such as global standards, safety statistics, essential checklists, and organizational setups and phases, among others.
Similarly, C & E’s Chief Operating Officer John Emyl G. Eugenio believes that the book has everything a project manager needs.
“We hope that this volume will land in the bookshelves of college libraries, particularly engineering schools,” Mr. Eugenio expressed in his closing remarks read on his behalf by Nieves Darroca, C & E’s Product Development and Management Division Head.
Engineers, school administrators, and engineering faculty from different academic institutions, namely New Era University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Technological Institute of the Philippines, Technological University of the Philippines, University of the East, and University of Santo Tomas attended the event.