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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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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

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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) Buy this book on Amazon Publisher’s description: Construction innovation is an important but contested concept, both in … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Ross, A and Williams, P (2013) Financial Management in Construction Contracting. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Financial Management in Construction Contracting. By Andrew Ross and Peter Williams, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2013. 456 pp, ISBN 978-1-4051-2506-2, £39.99 (pb) Publisher’s description: This authoritative text provides a detailed insight into how construction companies manage their finances at both corporate and … Continue reading

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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

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