'Project Management for Building Designers and Owners' presents the concepts, tools, and ideas to help design firms and owner/client project managers to better communicate and perform their jobs. Topics include - Streamlining the complexity and costs of current building design and construction. Integrating the often-fragmented nature of the team in designing and constructing buildings. Assessing the reengineering trend of reducing in-house facilities and staff in planning, coordinating, and managing a project. Outsourcing responsibilities to traditional engineering, architectural, and facilities firms as well as program and project management firms. Comparing traditional design firms and specialty firms - in terms of finding and keeping capable staffs, project scope management, fee and time pressures, and a myriad of other issues. Communicating effectively within this highly fragmented, specialized, and complex arena. This edition comprehensively outlines the fundamental means to effectively manage and control a project's scope, schedule, and budget.