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Something occurred to me recently. Professions share common characteristics (Elliott 1972): Body of knowledge Barriers to entry Public service Mutual recognition Thinking about being a professional architect, QS, engineer or whatever, it is straightforward to identify how these things work. … Continue reading
Will Hughes’ role as Editor-in-Chief of Construction Management and Economics comes to an end this year. Continue reading
Best, R and Meikle, J (2015) Measuring Construction: Prices, Output and Productivity. Oxford: Routledge.
Measuring Construction: Prices, Output and Productivity. By Rick Best and Jim Meikle, Routledge, Oxford, 2015. 272 pp, ISBN 978-0-415-65937-6, £95 (hb) Click here to buy this book on Amazon Publisher’s description: Despite the size, complexity and importance of the construction … Continue reading
Orstavik, F, Dainty, A R J and Abbott, C, (Eds.) (2015) Construction Innovation. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
Construction Innovation. Edited by Finn Orstavik, Andrew Dainty and Carl Abbott, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2015. 224 pp ISBN 978-1-118-65553-5, £89.95 (hb) Buy this book on Amazon Publisher’s description: Construction innovation is an important but contested concept, both in … Continue reading
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
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
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