Construction Reports 1944-98 / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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This book documents how Government, through influential reports,has sought to shape the performance and attitudes of parties to theconstruction industry. It provides a critical review of 12 of themost significant, setting these against their political, social andeconomic background, and offers a ready reference and critique forresearchers of construction management, government andeconomics.
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About the Author
Mike Murray is a lecturer in construction managementwithin the Department of Architecture & Building Science at theUniversity of Strathclyde. He is currently at the closing stage ofhis PhD research and holds a first class honours degree and MSc inconstruction management. He has lectured at three Scottishuniversities and has presented research papers at both UK andoverseas conferences. Mike has recently presented one-day workshopsto UK contractors, Costain, Wates and Gleeson.
Professor Dave Langford is the Director of the GraduateSchool in the Department of Architecture & Building Science atShrathclyde University in Glasgow. He has contributed to the fieldof construction management for over 25 years and has lectured andconsulted throughout the world. He has written many academic papersand several books including two which he co-authored for Blackwell,Strategic Management in Construction and ConstructionManagement in Practice.
Table of ContentsList of contributors; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; The placing and management of contracts: (Simon Report 1944); The Ministry of Works party report on building (Philips Report 1950); Survey of the problems before the construction industry (Emmerson Report 1962); The placing and management of contracts for building and civil engineering work (Banwell Report 1964); Tavistock studies into the building industry (Communications in the building industry 1965 & interdependence and uncertainty 1966); Large industrial sites report (NEDC 1970); The public client and the construction industries (Wood Report 1975); Faster building for Industry (NEDO Report 1983); Faster Building for Commerce (NEDO Report 1988); Constructing the team (Latham Report 1994); Technology foresight - progress through partnership (OST Report 1995); Rethinking Construction (Egan Report 1998); Conclusions; Index