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1.5 million people work in the construction industry, generating £65 billion of work each year, defining and creating the environment in which we live ...
Here at last is a thoroughly readable overview of the nature and history of the construction industry.
It will give you a clear understanding of how this vast and complex industry operates at thre same time as exploring its main features - the markets, the principal players, ways of working - and provides the perfect foundation on which to base further study.
Construction UK also offers a context to the controversial issues of today's industry - sustainability, safety, efficiency, employment practices and procurement - explaining why things are the way they are and investigating the powerful trends for change.
Students and all those interested in the built environment - architecture, engineering, surveying, construction - will find this a fresh and stimulating approach.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Preface; About the Author; Triumphs, troubles, reports; Who needs construction?; Profile of the industry; The workforce on site; Professionals and managers; The growth of contracting; Procurement, contracts and the way ahead; Building production: site or factory?; Construction and the environment; The Government and the building industry; Endpiece; Notes and References; Selected Bibliography; Index