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Overview

A recent construction project in Singapore involved a Russian plant, a Japanese management team, Australian and Italian engineers, Thai steel workers and a labour force from throughout Asia ...

The recent growth explosion of multi-nationals and the lowering of trade barriers is pushing the globalization of construction at a startling pace. Mark Mawhinney has brought together for the first time, advice, information and evidence on this developing arena from a wide range of sources.

This book offers a clear understanding of the international construction market and an explanation of what knowledge is required to operate successfully in it. It also helps readers become familiar with some of the analytical tools available.

Drawing on both contractor and consultant case studies and including a practical 'hints and signposts' section, International Construction provides a lively and informed introduction for construction professionals moving into international work.

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"It is an interesting book which is illuminated by examples from projects, firms, market sector and countries - these are called case studies. It is a valuable contribution to the literature from which to learn about international construction" Dave Langford, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Strathclyde
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632058532
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/26/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Mawhinney is Director of the Sustainable Cities Research Institute at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. He is a former SETR Branch Head in International construction and recently set up the International Construction Module for the degree course at Teesside University.
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Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Knowledge is Power 24
3 The Tools of the Trade 38
4 Key Factors in Operating and Sustaining a Business 66
5 The Global Market and Competitive Advantage 91
6 Building Materials and Construction Equipment 139
7 Consultant Case Studies 153
8 Contractor Case Studies 164
9 Project Funding 177
10 Hints and Signposts 194
References 210
App.: Hints and Model Solutions for Problem Solving Exercises 222
Index 230
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