Revaluing Construction / Edition 1

Revaluing Construction / Edition 1

by Peter Barrett
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405159197

ISBN-13: 9781405159197

Pub. Date: 02/15/2008

Publisher: Wiley

The performance of the construction industry has been a constant source of criticism and review for many years in the UK and a variety of other countries, and this has culminated in a series of major initiatives aimed at changing the combative nature of the industry to one that effectively provides the service clients say they want. There has been interest in the

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Overview

The performance of the construction industry has been a constant source of criticism and review for many years in the UK and a variety of other countries, and this has culminated in a series of major initiatives aimed at changing the combative nature of the industry to one that effectively provides the service clients say they want. There has been interest in the issues, but little consensus on how to move forward.

Following a number of research initiatives a seven part model has been developed. It has been made possible to set out challenges for various key stakeholders and make clear proposals regarding progressive implementation drawing from various national experiences.

The seven key areas for action are:

- A holistic notion of construction
- A shared vision amongst stakeholders
- A balance between markets and social capital
- Dynamic decisions and information
- Evolving knowledge and attitudes
- Awareness of the systemic contribution of construction
- Promotion of the full value delivered to society

Features of this book:

- Takes a global perspective on the ways forward for the construction industry.
- Identifies seven key areas for action, and the connections between them.
- Based on results from a series of international conferences, survey questionnaires and workshops.
- Published in association with CIB – the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405159197
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.95(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors .

Preface .

Acknowledgements.

PART 1 INTRODUCTION/OVERVIEW .

1 Introduction/need for change.

Peter Barrett and Angela Lee.

2 Overview of agenda for change.

Peter Barrett.

PART 2 SEVEN PRIORITY AREAS .

3 Holistic idea of construction.

Peter Barrett.

4 Shared vision amongst stakeholders.

Peter Barrett.

5 Balance of markets and social capital.

Peter Barrett.

6 Dynamic decisions and information.

Peter Barrett.

7 Evolving knowledge and attitudes.

Peter Barrett.

8 Awareness of systemic contribution.

Peter Barrett.

9 Promotion of full value delivered by society.

Peter Barrett.

PART 3 VIEWS AROUND PRIORITY AREAS .

10 Assessing the true value of construction and the built environment.

Les Ruddock.

11 Competing revaluing construction paradigms in practice.

George Ang.

12 The trajectory of construction procurement in the UK 1.

Chris Goodier, Robby Soetanto, Andrew Fleming, Peter McDermott and Simon Austin.

13 Delivering full value through seamless information systems.

G. Aouad, N. Bakis, S. Wu and E. Osaji.

14 Long-term educational implications of revaluing construction.

Mel Lees.

15 Revaluing construction: a building users’ perspective.

Jacqueline Vischer.

16 Construction is good!.

Angela Lee and Peter Barrett.

17 A wider view: revaluing construction in developing countries.

George Ofori.

PART 4 IMPLICATIONS IN PRACTICE AND CONCLUSIONS .

18 Exemplars of ‘revalued’ construction.

Lucinda Barrett.

19 Stakeholder action areas.

Peter Barrett.

20 Conclusions.

Peter Barrett.

APPENDICES .

A1 Members of the CIB Revaluing Construction Steering Panel.

A2 Sequence of activities and sources feeding into the CIB revaluing.

construction proactive theme.

A3 Sample revaluing construction covering letter and survey.

questionnaire.

A4 International survey questionnaire results.

References .

Index

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