With rapid changes in procurement processes and increasing pressure for improvement, cohesion and efficiency, practitioners need to be aware of industry-wide generally acknowledged best practice. The recent Latham and Egan reports in the UK have spurred further intitiatives from the demand side of the industry to speed the pace of reform. This text examines those new initiatives, clearly explaining and comparing them with each other and with similar initiatives from other countries such as the USA or Singapore, and painting a vivid picture of the future of the construction industry under the effects of such changes. Aimed at anyone involved in construction supply chain from supplier to end user.
Table of Contents
1. Seventy Years of Customer Demand for Improvement 2. The International Demand for Improvement 3. The Three UK Best Practice Standards and their Six Goals 4. The Virtual Firm 5. Motivating and Leading Radical Improvement 6. Becoming a Best Practice Client 7. Integrating the Design and Construction Team 8. Ensuring the Delight of the End Users 9. Selecting the Independent Experts
This brief guide explains and compares the major aspects of the three sets of 'best practice' standards for construction procurement - the Confederation of Construction Clients' 'Charter Handbook', the National Audit Office report 'Modernising Construction', and the Department of Media, Culture and Sport report 'Better Public Buildings'. - Reference & Research Book News
A valuable guide for students in all design and construction courses. - UK Construction Magazine
The book is aimed at all members of the design and construction supply chain, including the client and end users, and is a valuable guide for students in all design and construction courses. - Building Services Journal
The book is of some considerable worth to the wide range of players in the building and construction delivery industry. - Construction Management and Economics
With a purchase price of £22.50, this Spon Press publication is worth a read. - Construction Management and Economics