Construction in Cities: Social, Environmental, Political, and Economic Concerns

Construction in Cities: Social, Environmental, Political, and Economic Concerns

by Patricia J. Lancaster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849374863

ISBN-13: 9780849374869

Pub. Date: 12/21/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Construction professionals must not only be technically able to build, but must be able to build amid a variety of adverse forces that have more power today than ever before: environmental, political, economic, and social. Each chapter of this book addresses aspects of these forc es and how they can shape, stop, and propel projects. Construction in Cities

Overview

Construction professionals must not only be technically able to build, but must be able to build amid a variety of adverse forces that have more power today than ever before: environmental, political, economic, and social. Each chapter of this book addresses aspects of these forc es and how they can shape, stop, and propel projects. Construction in Cities provides construction professional with knowledge of the issues they are likely to confront and how to deal with them by formulating an advance strategy for mitigating adverse, non-construction issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849374869
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/21/2000
Series:
Civil Engineering - Advisors Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Not Just Bricks and Mortar
The Challenges of Constructing Major Tunnels in Central London
How Things You Can't See Can Cause Problems
The Contest with Groundwater for Underground Space
Mobilization for a Tunnel Project in an Urban Environment
Siting the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant
Getting Along with the Existing Infrastructure
Exterior Wall Renovation in Urban Areas
Community Relations and Urban Design: The New York Psychiatric Institute Case Study
Building under a City Street
We've Got an Historic Landmark, Now What Do We Do?
Turning Archaeological Problems into Assets
Trees in Urban Construction
Building for High Performance
Construction Labor in the Urban Setting
Women in Construction
University of Washington Case Study
Appendix: The International Perspective
Index

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