Category Archives: Book reviews

Chapman, R C (2014) The Rules of Project Risk Management: Implementation Guidelines for Major Projects. London: Gower.

The Rules of Project Risk Management: Implementation Guidelines for Major Projects. By Robert C Chapman, Gower, London, 2014. ISBN 978-1-4724-1195-2, £39.50 (hb) Publisher’s description: The evidence continues to grow that the effective management of risk is the very kernel of … Continue reading

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Loosemore, M (2014) Innovation, strategy and risk in construction: turning serendipity into capability. London: Routledge.

Innovation, strategy and risk in construction: turning serendipity into capability. By Martin Loosemore, Routledge, London, 2014. ISBN 978-0-415-67599-4, £34.00 (pb) Publisher’s description: Innovation, Strategy and Risk in Construction integrates insights from business and government leaders with contemporary research, to help … Continue reading

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Dixon, T, Eames, M, Hunt, M and Lannon, S (2014) Urban retrofitting for sustainability: mapping the transition to 2050. London: Routledge

Urban retrofitting for sustainability: mapping the transition to 2050. By Tim Dixon, Malcolm Eames, Miriam Hunt and Simon Lannon, Routledge, London, 2014. ISBN 978-0-415-64251-4, £55.00 (hb) Publisher’s description: As concerns over climate change and resource constraints grow, many cities across the … Continue reading

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Myers, D (2013) Construction economics: a new approach. 3rd ed. London: Routledge

Construction economics: a new approach, 3rd ed. By Danny Myers, Routledge, London, 2013. 352 pp, ISBN 978-0-415-52779-8, £32.99 (pb) Publisher’s description: Construction Economics provides students with the principles and concepts underlying the relationship between economic theory and the construction industry. … Continue reading

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Gajurel, A (2014) Performance-Based Contracts for Road Projects. Dordrecht: Springer

Performance-Based Contracts for Road Projects. By Ashish Gajurel, Springer, Dordrecht, 2014. 160 pp, ISBN 978-81-322-1301-7, £90.00 (hb) Publisher’s description: Focuses on the comparative study between these performance-based contracts. Includes practical examples of FBV (Road Project: Rastplatz “Blauer Stein”– Miel on … Continue reading

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Li, R Y M and Poon, S W (2013) Construction Safety. Dordrecht: Springer

Construction Safety. By Rita Yi Man Li and Sun Wah Poon, Springer, Dordrecht, 2013. 171 pp, ISBN 978-3-642-35045-0, £90.00 (hb) Publisher’s description: Provides an international perspective on construction safety measures in various places, e.g. New Zealand, US and Australia. Book … Continue reading

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Hyde, R, Groenhout, N, Barram, F and Yeang, K, (Eds.) (2012) Sustainable retrofitting of commercial buildings. London: Routledge

Sustainable retrofitting of commercial buildings. Edited by Richard Hyde, Nathan Groenhout, Francis Barram and Ken Yeang, Routledge, London, 2012. 482 pp ISBN 978-1-84971-291-0, £90 (hb) Publisher’s description: Despite recent improvements in energy efficiency being made in new build, it is … Continue reading

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Harrison, A L (2012) Architectural theories of the environment: post-human territory. London: Routledge.

Architectural theories of the environment: post-human territory. By Ariane Lourie Harrison, Routledge, London, 2012. 336 pp, ISBN 978-0-415-50619-9, £29.99 (pb) Click to buy this book from the Construction Management bookstore Publisher’s description: As architects and designers, we struggle to reconcile … Continue reading

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Tymkow, P, Tassou, S, Kolokotroni, M and Jouhara, H (2013) Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings. Abingdon: Routledge.

Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings. By Paul Tymkow, Savvas Tassou, Maria Kolokotroni and Hussam Jouhara, Routledge, Abingdon, 2013. 378 pp, ISBN 978-0-415-59637-4, £29.99 (pb) Publisher’s description: The role and influence of building services engineers is undergoing rapid change … Continue reading

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International Energy Agency – Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (2013) Business Models for Renewable Energy in the Built Environment. Abingdon: Routledge.

Business Models for Renewable Energy in the Built Environment. By International Energy Agency – Renewable Energy Technology Deployment, Routledge, Abingdon, 2013. 200 pp, ISBN 978-0-415-63868-5, £49.99 (pb) Publisher’s description: Business Models for Renewable Energy in the Built Environment provides insight … Continue reading

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