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About Will

Professor of Construction Management and Economics, University of Reading, UK. Editor-in-Chief, Construction Management and Economics (1992-2016). Programme Director, MSc Construction Management. School Director of Postgraduate Teaching Programmes.

Termination of editorship

Will Hughes’ role as Editor-in-Chief of Construction Management and Economics comes to an end this year. Continue reading

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Special issue on social networks in construction

Background In order to manage project complexity and uncertainty, traditional project management literature has placed great emphasis on technical issues such as planning, scheduling, risk analysis and project management techniques, however, there is growing recognition of ‘self-organized’ and relational forms … Continue reading

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Robinson, H, Symonds, B, Gilbertson, B and Ilozor, B (2015) Design Economics for the Built Environment: Impact of Sustainability on Project Evaluation. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.

Design Economics for the Built Environment: Impact of Sustainability on Project Evaluation. By Herbert Robinson, Barry Symonds, Barry Gilbertson and Ben Ilozor, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2015. 432 pp, ISBN 978-0-470-65909-0, £75 (pb) Publisher’s description: The drive towards environmentally … Continue reading

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Leung, M-y, Chan, I Y S and Cooper, C L (2015) Stress Management in the Construction Industry. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.

Stress Management in the Construction Industry. By Mei-Yung Leung, I Y S C, Cary L Cooper,, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2015. 280 pp, ISBN 978-1-118-45641-5, £80 (hb) Publisher’s description: This systematic review of stress management in construction will help … Continue reading

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Cheung, S O, Wong, P S P and Yiu, T W (2015) The Soft Power of Construction Contracting Organisations. Oxford: Spon Research.

The Soft Power of Construction Contracting Organisations. By Sai on Cheung, Peter Shek Pui Wong and Tak Wing Yiu, Spon Research, Oxford, 2015. ISBN 978-1-13-880528-6, £95 (hb) Publisher’s description: Across the AEC industry, the non-technical skills possessed by organisations are … Continue reading

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Kelly, J, Male, S and Graham, D (2014) Value Management of Construction Projects. 2nd ed. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.

Value Management of Construction Projects, 2nd ed ed. By John Kelly, Steven Male and Drummond Graham, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2014. 568 pp, ISBN 978-1-118-35123-9, £49.95 (pb) Publisher’s description: Value Management is a philosophy, set of principles and a … Continue reading

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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) Publisher’s description: Despite the size, complexity and importance of the construction industry, there has been little study to date … Continue reading

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Portman, J (2014) Building Services Design Management. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.

Building Services Design Management. By Jackie Portman, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2014. 270 pp, ISBN 978-1-118-52812-9, £42.50 (hb) Publisher’s description: Building services refers to the equipment and systems that contribute to controlling the internal environment to make it safe … Continue reading

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Wilkinson, S J, Remoy, H and Langston, C (2014) Sustainable Building Adaptation: Innovations in Decision-making. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.

Sustainable Building Adaptation: Innovations in Decision-making. By Sara Wilkinson, Hilde Remoy and Craig Langston, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2014. 294 pp, ISBN 978-1-118-47710-6, £77.50 (hb) Publisher’s description: How to adapt existing building stock is a problem being addressed by … Continue reading

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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) Construction innovation is an important but contested concept, both in industry practice and academic reflection and research. … Continue reading

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