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The Construction Industry of Great Britain is a broad introductory text for students of a wide variety of construction disciplines. Great Britain's construction industry is unlike other industries; much of its work is on its clients' premises, it has traditionally separated design from production and it produces goods that generally increase in value over time. It is also unlike the construction industries of other countries, particularly in the fragmentation of its professional...

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Overview

The Construction Industry of Great Britain is a broad introductory text for students of a wide variety of construction disciplines. Great Britain's construction industry is unlike other industries; much of its work is on its clients' premises, it has traditionally separated design from production and it produces goods that generally increase in value over time. It is also unlike the construction industries of other countries, particularly in the fragmentation of its professional activities.

This book provides a detailed picture of Britain's construction industry and how it operates. It covers a wide range of technical and management topics. Graphs and tables give an accurate representation of the organization and activities of the industry and how they are changing with time. The broad scope of the book will enable those with a particular specialization to obtain a better understanding of construction as a whole, and to appreciate the broader implications of their field of interest. This second edition is now fully updated to bring in new topics such as the Latham project.

The Construction Industry of Great Britain is a broad introductory text for students of a wide variety of construction disciplines. Great Britain's construction industry is unlike other industries; much of its work is on its clients' premises, it has traditionally separated design from production and it produces goods that generally increase in value over time. It is also unlike the construction industries of other countries, particularly in the fragmentation of its professional activities.

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A text introducing the organization and activities of construction in Britain, for students of the many construction disciplines: building, building surveying, quantity surveying, civil engineering, and architecture. Britain's construction industry apparently differs from those of other countries in the fragmentation of its professional activities, which makes this overview particularly important for its audience. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750636568
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/22/1997
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 322

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Background
Acknowledgements
1 Economic significance of the construction industry 1
2 Development 31
3 The construction product 50
4 Materials and components 77
5 Technology 94
6 Construction firms 112
7 Procurement 130
8 Contracts 161
9 Capital and investment 176
10 The professions 200
11 Management and supervision 220
12 Planning, programming and progressing 237
13 Manpower planning and human relations 246
14 Education and training 262
15 Innovation and research 279
16 Overseas developments 298
Abbreviations and acronyms 314
Index 319
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