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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
  • 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



1 Introduction.

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 What is International Construction?.

Case Study 1.1: Hong Kong Airport.

Case Study 1.2: The Global Construction market.

1.3 The Available Market and Clients.

Case Study 1.3: The Multinational Client.

1.4 The Set –up in South East Asia.

1.5 The Difference from domestic business.

Case Study 1.8: East European Roads.

Problem Solving Exercise.

2 Knowledge is Power.

2.1 Introduction.

2.3 Further Sources of Information.

Case Study 2.4: Czech Republic.

2.4 Indentifying the effect of risk.

Problem Solving exercises.

3 The Tools of the Trade.

3.1 Introduction.

Case Study 3.1: Business Analysis as a Profession.

3.2 The Generic Tools.

3.3 Internal Strengths.

Case Study 3.2(cont.): Tarmac Analysis.

3.4 Matching the Internal and Eternal.

Case Study 3.2(cont.): Tarmac Analysis.

3.5 Setting the Business Directions.

3.6 Risk and Reward Assessment.

Problem Solving Exercises.

4 Key Factors in Operating and Sustaining a Business.

4.1 Introduction.

Case Study 4.1: Hong Kong Experience.

Case Study 4.2: A Japanese Site in Singapore.

Case Study 4.3: Bakun Dam.

4.2 Partners.

Case Study 4.4: Camisea Project.

4.3 Security and Assurances Measures.

Cases Study 4.5: Experience in Taiwan.

4.4 Social and Cultural Issues.

Case Study 4.6: Diplomacy in Japan(1).

Case Study 4.7: Experience in Japan (2).

4.5 Estimating.

Problem Solving Exercise.

5 The Global Market and Competitive Advantage.

5.1 Splitting up the Global Market.

5.2 Defining the Important Characteristics of National Markets.

Case Study 5.1: The Asian Crisis of 1997/98.

Case Study 5.2: The World Bank.

Case Study 5.3: IMD.

5.3 Competitive Advantage and Thinking Ahead.

Problem Solving.

6 Building Materials and Construction Equipment.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Construction Plant.

Case Study 6.1: Caterpillar.

Case Study 6.2: JCB.

6.3 Building Material Producers.

6.4 How is the Building Material Sector Different?.

7 Consultant Case Studies.

7.1 Introduction to Markets and Players.

Case Study 7.1: Yolles.

Case Study 7.2: Ove Arup Expansion Overseas.

Case Study 7.3: Japanese Consultants at Kansai Airport.

Case Study 7.4: The first Truly Global Player?.

Case Study 7.5: Dar AL-Handasah.

Problem Solving Exercises.

8 Contractor Case Studies.

8.1 Introduction to Markets and Players.

Case Study 8.1: The Invasion of the UK.

Case Study 8.2: Skanska- the First Truly Global Contractor?.

Case Study 8.3: The French Giant.

Case Study 8.4: Indian Construction Sites.

Case Study 8.5: Pergau Dam.

Case Study 8.6: Exporting to the Caribbean.

Case Study 8.7: The World Number One.

Case Study 8.8: The Second Targus Crossing.

Case Study 8.9: Construction Confederation.

Problem Solving.

9 Project Funding.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Pure Public or Private Sector Funding.

9.3 Aid Funding.

Case Study 9.1: Pergau Dam.

9.4 Design, Building, Finance and Operate.

Case Study 9.2: The Targus Bridge.

Case Study 9.3: The M1-M15 Project.

Case Study 9.4: Thailand Reputation.

Case Study 9.5: Asectco.

9.5 The Market for DBFO Opportunities.

Case Study 9.6: PFI in the UK.

Case Study 9.7: The Electricity Sector.

Case Study 9.8: Star in Malaysia.

Case Study 9.9: Paiton Power Project in Indonesia.

Problem Solving.

10 Hints and Signposts.

10.1 Winning Work.

Case Study 10.1 Jamuna Bridge,Bangladesh-World Bank Project.

10.2 Market Sizes.

Case Study.

10.2: Building Services in Spain From a Rule of Thumb.

10.3 Corporate Ratios.

Case Study.

10.3: Setting Up in Chile.

10.4 Project Cost.

10.5 Future Issues.

10.6 Round-Up.

Problem Solving Exercises.


Appendix Hints and Models for Problems.

Solving Exercises.


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