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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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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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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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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