Book Review: “The Construction MBA: Practical Approaches to Construction Contracting” by Matt Stevens
Written by a successful management researcher, advisor, and educator to construction contractors, The Construction MBA by Matt Stevens reveals effective operating practices for managing the multiple processes that must work simultaneously to make a construction firm consistently profitable. The methods in the book apply to both general and specialty contracting firms and describe how to grow both the top line and bottom line.
I read this book several years ago, before starting my own construction company. I’ve since reviewed parts of the book for helpful professional advice. It is not quite as advanced as I expected, but it is an excellent primer which addresses issues that are unique to the construction industry. This is an essential educational textbook, highly recommended for any beginning to intermediate construction project manager or contractor.
This excerpt stands out to me, and I share it often with up-and-comers in the construction industry, click to see: Advice to Young Construction Professionals
That is a good indication of the material and writing style in the book, though it goes into more advanced topics too.
You can buy the whole book (512 pages) here in hard copy or Kindle download: