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  • Construction Business Managementby Nick B. Ganaway

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 62.95

    Only 43 per cent of U.S. construction firms remain in business after four years. Why? Inadequate management, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. This is surprising because most construction firms are formed by ambitious construction project managers, executives and tradesmen who have excelled at what they have been doing. But as experienced... more...

  • The British Building Industry since 1800by Christopher Powell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 78.95

    This scholarly and well-researched study of the building industry documents the interplay of new materials and technologies, costs and the changing social and economic forces that affected the decision-making about our built environment over the last two centuries. The author provides a succinct and readable survey of the growth and development of... more...

  • Delay Analysis in Construction Contractsby P. John Keane; Anthony F. Caletka

    Wiley 2015; US$ 115.50 US$ 100.10

    The most significant unanticipated costs on many construction projects are the financial impacts associated with delay and disruption to the works. Assessing these, and establishing a causal link from each delay event to its effect, contractual liability and the damages experienced as a direct result of each event, can be difficult and complex. This... more...

  • Innovation in Constructionby Marcela Miozzo; Paul Dewick

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    The authors offer broad lessons for the systems of innovation approach and suggest that particular structures of ownership and management, and inter-organisational relations are responsible for variations in the economic performance of the construction industry in different European countries. The particular challenges posed by the adoption of sustainable... more...

  • Innovation the Architecture, Engineering and Constructionby Charles Egbu; Chimay Amumba

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 199.00

    Construction organisations like others, from other industry sectors, are facing competition and pressure to provide better quality products and services, to improve the speed in the market, and to improve organisational agility and innovation. Trade liberalisation and rapid fall in communication costs; global communications; technological and scientific... more...

  • Managing information and knowledge in constructionby Francisco Loforte Ribeiro

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 199.00

    In today?s knowledge-based economy, the competitiveness of enterprises is directly tied to the ability to effectively create and share information and knowledge both within and across organizations. Information is a key competitive resource of any project and knowledge is a vital organisational asset: managing these as strategic business assets is... more...

  • The Commercial Real Estate Revolutionby Rex Miller; Dean Strombom; Mark Iammarino; Bill Black

    Wiley 2009; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.99

    As it currently operates, the commercial real estate construction industry is a disaster full of built-in waste. Seventy-percent of all projects end over budget and late. The buildingSMART Alliance estimates that up to fifty-percent of the process is consumed in waste. Almost every project includes massive hidden taxes in the form of delays, cost overruns,... more...

  • Janus Performance Management System, 2by Jon Warner

    HRD Press 2002; US$ 495.00

    Janus is a fully integrated suite of materials - paper-based or on-line - that will help individuals, teams, and whole organizations set effective performance goals, build competency standards, and conduct an effective appraisal. The system provided a comprehensive, step-by-step approach for both appraisees and appraisers, with training material, coaching... more...

  • Business and Constructionby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 39.54

    Workers in the fields of green construction and business play an important role in the effort to conserve energy and protect the environment. Increasingly, new structures are built to standards that minimize environmental impact and utilize alternative forms of energy. Existing structures are also retrofitted to meet green standards. While new businesses... more...

  • China: Building for Joint Venturesby Anthony Walker; Denis Levett; Roger Flanagan

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1998; US$ 45.00

    Aimed to help foreign contributers to the Chinese economy; describes Chinese construction industry, how a joint venture can operate, specifically in terms of commissioning, designing and constructing the their buildings. more...