Author Archives: Will

About Will

Professor of Construction Management and Economics, University of Reading, UK. Editor-in-Chief, Construction Management and Economics. Programme Director for MSc Construction in Emerging Economies and MSc Construction Management. School Director of Postgraduate Teaching Programmes.

Alderman, N, Ivory, C, Mcloughlin, I and Vaughan, R (2014) Managing complex projects: networks, knowledge and innovation. London: Routledge.

Managing complex projects: networks, knowledge and innovation. By Neil Alderman, Chris Ivory, Ian Mcloughlin and Roger Vaughan, Routledge, London, 2014. 154 pp, ISBN 978-0-415-29958-9, £80 (hb) Concerned with the management of complex long-term engineering projects, this important volume, of great … Continue reading

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Price, M (2014) The Single-Minded Project: Ensuring the Pace of Progress. Farnham: Gower.

The Single-Minded Project: Ensuring the Pace of Progress. By Martin Price, Gower, Farnham, 2014. 220 pp, ISBN 978-1-4724-2996-4, £58.50 (hb) Publisher’s description: The behaviour of people and their organisation are the primary drivers of a project’s pace of progress. Methodology, … Continue reading

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Klee, L (2015) International Construction Law. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

International Construction Law. By Lukas Klee, Wiley Blackwell, Oxford, 2015. 534 pp, ISBN 978-1-118-71790-5, £75 (hb) Publisher’s description: Large international construction projects often have a range of major contractors, subcontractors and consultants based in different parts of the world and … Continue reading

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Bull, J W (2015) Life Cycle Costing: for the Analysis, Management and Maintenance of Civil Engineering Infrastructure. Dunbeath: Whittles Publishing.

Life Cycle Costing: for the Analysis, Management and Maintenance of Civil Engineering Infrastructure. By John W. Bull, Whittles Publishing, Dunbeath, 2015. 240 pp, ISBN 978-184995-148-7, £75 (hb) Publisher’s description: The key areas of life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) and whole … Continue reading

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Pie charts: graphical bling?

I find pie charts so tiresome. In an exchange with an author who thought they were a good idea, I was looking at the multi-coloured, three-dimensional, textured shading of a few segments of his pie chart, and thinking that this … Continue reading

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Publication rights and sharing your work

We often get enquiries from authors who have posted a pre-publication draft of their work in an institutional repository, or some other on-line repository of work-in-progress, such as SSRN or REPEC. These services invite authors to place working papers and … Continue reading

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Special issue on theorizing expertise in construction

Background Construction is a rich source of philosophical problems. Although construction research must meet the constant challenge of ensuring the relevance of theory to practice much work contains unwarranted assumptions about the nature of reality and social practice. Thinking and … Continue reading

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Special issue on business development and marketing in construction

Background Business Development and Marketing in Construction provides the overarching theme, which comprised two distinct yet closely and inter-related topics: business development and marketing. The context is competitive advantage. The theories consider competitive advantage from the viewpoint of the market … Continue reading

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Complete and unambiguous complementarity

In writing research papers, should we be more careful in how we cite literature that supports our own findings? All too often, the nuances and tensions are overlooked. But they are the most important aspects Continue reading

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Then, D S-S and Hee, T T (2013) Facilities management and the business of managing assets. London: Routledge.

Facilities management and the business of managing assets. By Danny Shiem-Shin Then and Tan Teng Hee, Routledge, London, 2013. 136 pp, ISBN 978-0-415-27494-4, £39.99 (hb) Publisher’s description: The importance of facilities management to the effective operation of all businesses is … Continue reading

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