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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
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
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
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
Yao, R, (Ed.) (2013) Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments. London: Springer-Verlag.
Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments. Edited by Runming Yao, Springer-Verlag, London, 2013. 432 pp ISBN 978-1-4471-4781-7, £153 (hb) Publisher’s description: Climate change is believed to be a great challenge to built environment professionals in design and management. An … Continue reading
Salkeld, D (2013) Project Risk Analysis: Techniques for Forecasting Funding Requirements, Costs and Timescales. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Project Risk Analysis: Techniques for Forecasting Funding Requirements, Costs and Timescales. By Derek Salkeld, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2013. 310 pp, ISBN 978-0-566-09186-5, £70 (hb) Publisher’s description: Projects overspend and overrun. Business cases perform less well than expected. Managers tighten their grip … Continue reading
Ochieng, E, Price, A and Moore, D (2013) Management of Global Construction Projects. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Management of Global Construction Projects. By Edward Ochieng, Andrew Price and David Moore, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2013. 352 pp, ISBN 9780230303218, £34.99 (pb) Publisher’s description: Examines key issues for students and professionals interested in and working with global construction project … Continue reading
Malina, M (2013) Delivering Sustainable Buildings: An Industry Insider’s View. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Delivering Sustainable Buildings: An Industry Insider’s View. By Mike Malina, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2013. 282 pp, ISBN 978-1-4051-9417-4, £55.00 (pb) Publisher’s description: The UK government has committed to reducing the nation’s carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. Buildings currently use almost … Continue reading