Control The Bidding

The Right Way to Secure the Battleground in Bridge

Author: Paul Mendelson

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472141717

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 224

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Winning demands control of the bidding. Before a card is played you must fight for the high ground or hustle your opponents beyond their safe level. Pro-active and fearless but not reckless in this hugely exciting partnership arena, you must judge every last auction nuance and, terrier-like, destroy your opponents' communication and confidence whilst enhancing your own. Dodge their snares, resist their ploys but win the high stakes by forcing them to gamble - yourself delivering their misfortunes - and by your willingness to bet on certainty. Paul is author of companion volumes Bridge for Complete Beginners and The Right Way to Play Bridge, the leading book for the improving player, and bridge correspondent of The Financial Times. He began by winning the National Championships and now writes and lectures worldwide.

Bidding Strategies, Financing and Control

Modern Empirical Developments

Author: B. Espen Eckbo

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123846907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1088

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A selection of republished corporate finance articles and book chapters that can serve as an advanced corporate finance supplementary text for courses that use no textbooks. Combining convenience and an affordable price with retypeset pages and a high-quality index, the 600 pages of volume two, "Bidding Strategies, Financing, and Corporate Control", focus on a range of special topics, ranging from theories and evidence on strategic bidding behavior (offer premiums, toeholds, bidder competition, winner’s curse adjustments, and managerial overconfidence), issues arising when bidding for targets in bankruptcy auctions, effects of deal protection devices (termination agreements, poison pills), role of large shareholder voting in promoting takeover gains, deal financing issues (such as raising the cash used to pay for the target), managerial incentive effects of takeovers, governance spillovers from cross-border mergers, and returns to merger arbitrage. Including an index and new introduction, this volume will simplify and facilitate students’ interaction with new concepts and applications. Provides a status report about modern scientific evidence on corporate takeovers Exposes students to new methods and empirical evidence while reading high quality primary material Offers a concise and cost-efficient package of journal and book articles for advanced corporate finance students

Construction Management

Author: Daniel W. Halpin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470447230

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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The construction professional has to be a “jack of all trades, and master of all.” This text covers a wide range of subjects, reflecting the breadth of knowledge needed to understand the dynamics of this large and complex industry. This edition introduces extended coverage in the scheduling area to address more advanced and practice oriented procedures such as Start to Start, Finish to Finish, and similar relationship between activities in a network schedule.

Integrated Cost and Schedule Control for Construction Projects

Author: Frederick W. Mueller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461597501

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 506

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Management and administrative processes within the construction industry have been undergoing major changes in the last several decades. These changes have involved significant adjustments in management science and manage ment techniques, brought about by the need for contemporary valid informa tion with which to manage the construction process. In short, management in the construction industry is changing significantly; change will continue at an accelerated pace at least through the next decade. The responses required of construction industry management are now resulting in a movement away from an entrepreneurial management style to professional management tech niques and procedures. THE COMPELLING ECONOMIC ISSUES The issues forcing these changes are economic. The rising costs of construction and of money are forcing the buyers of construction services to be more demanding. Their demands are for more construction economies, more pro duction, and more productivity than at any time in the past. Nowhere has this been more evident than in the Business Roundtable on construction and in the response of the construction industry to it.· To be successfully responsive, management in the construction industry will be required to use the best project management methods available for cost control, schedule control, and for financial and accounting controls. But responsive professional management can survive and will flourish within this more demanding eco nomic environment.

Construction Specifications Writing

Principles and Procedures

Author: Mark Kalin,Robert S. Weygant,Harold J. Rosen,John R. Regener

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118174380

Category: Architecture

Page: 528

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Updated edition of the comprehensive rulebook to the specifier'scraft With this latest update, Construction Specifications Writing,Sixth Edition continues to claim distinction as the foremosttext on construction specifications. This mainstay in the fieldoffers comprehensive, practical, and professional guidance tounderstanding the purposes and processes for preparation ofconstruction specifications. This new edition uses real-world document examples that reflectcurrent writing practices shaped by the well-established principlesand requirements of major professional associations, including theAmerican Institute of Architects (AIA), the Engineers JointContract Documents Committee (EJCDC), and the ConstructionSpecifications Institute (CSI). Also included are guidelines forcorrect terminology, product selection, organization ofspecifications according to recognized CSI formats, and practicaltechniques for document production. Fully revised throughout, thisSixth Edition includes: Updates to MasterFormat 2004, as well asSectionFormat/PageFormat 2007 and Uniformat End-of-chapter questions and specification-writing exercises Samples of the newly updated construction documents from theAIA New chapter on sustainable design and specifications for LEEDprojects Updated information on the role of specifications in BuildingInformation Modeling (BIM)

Between You, Me and the Gatepost

A Memoir

Author: Clarence Alston

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456841041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Between You, Me and the Gatepost is a coming of age story. It chronicles the early life of Eugene Cannon. He is a boy growing up among the remnants of Jim Crow in the late 1950s and the dawning of the sexual revolution in the 1960s. He is catapulted between contrasting worlds of the ambivalent South and the socially ambitious North. Eugene struggles to establish his own beliefs between these extremes. The violent loss of his mother stimulates the swaying of the pendulum in his precarious existence. His confl icts are emotional and psychological. Uncouth role models infl uence unhealthy resolutions which fail to satisfy his young mind; a mind where decisions are dictated by passion rather than reason. Eugene matriculates through high school preparing for college as a teenage father. His survival is uncertain and his potential for genuine affection is damaged. If he retreats into one of his myriad facades he could disappear for ever. No one has been privy to his authentic mind. When the truth is revealed it will be among his most intimate companions.

The CSI Construction Product Representation Practice Guide

Author: Construction Specifications Institute

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118415833

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

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The must-have reference on construction productrepresentation—and the essential study aid for the CertifiedConstruction Product Representative (CCPR) Exam The CSI Practice Guides are a library of comprehensivereferences specifically and carefully designed for the constructionprofessional. Each book examines important concepts and bestpractices integral to a particular aspect of the building process.The CSI Construction Product Representation Practice Guideis an authoritative resource for the principles and best practicesof effective construction product representation. Thiseasy-to-follow guide includes: Coverage of the construction process and the roles theconstruction product representative can play in it Information that clients require to select appropriate productsto meet project requirements Knowledge, preparation, and use of construction documents The role the product representative plays in an IntegratedProduct Delivery (IPD) workflow Access to a password-protected website with bonus content,including a PDF of the printed book and copies of CSI formatdocuments, such as UniFormat™ andSectionFormat™/PageFormat™ The CSI Construction Product Representation PracticeGuide is an essential resource for building productmanufacturers, sales representatives, and related professionals anda valuable study aid to help prepare for the Certified ConstructionProduct Representative (CCPR) Exam.