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A selection of research monographs from across the built environment.

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Contract Law in the Construction Industry Context

Contract Law in the Construction Industry Context

1st Edition

Carl J. Circo
October 15, 2019

This book chronicles how contract cases from the construction industry have influenced, solidified, refined and particularized U.S. contract law. The book’s central claim is that the construction industry experience has helped to contextualize U.S. contract law and, therefore, has encouraged the...

Risk Management in Engineering and Construction: Tools and Techniques

Risk Management in Engineering and Construction: Tools and Techniques

1st Edition

Stephen Ogunlana, Prasanta Kumar Dey
September 26, 2019

Today’s businesses are driven by customer ‘pull’ and technological ‘push’. To remain competitive in this dynamic business world, engineering and construction organizations are constantly innovating with new technology tools and techniques to improve process performance in their projects. Their...

Achieving Value for Money in Capital Build Projects

Achieving Value for Money in Capital Build Projects

1st Edition

Angela Vodden, Champika Liyanage, Akintola Akintoye
September 26, 2019

This book is the first to bring together academic and practitioner views of Value for Money (VFM). VFM has been used to assess whether or not an organisation has obtained the maximum benefit within the resources available to it. A concept used by the public sector to assess the benefits of major...

Construction Health and Safety in Developing Countries

Construction Health and Safety in Developing Countries

1st Edition

Patrick Manu, Fidelis Emuze, Tarcisio Abreu Saurin, Bonaventura H. W. Hadikusumo
September 16, 2019

The global construction sector is infamous for high levels of injuries, accidents and fatalities, and poor health and well-being of its workforce. While this record appears in both developed and developing countries, the situation is worse in developing countries, where major spending on...

Preventing Workplace Incidents in Construction: Data Mining and Analytics Applications

Preventing Workplace Incidents in Construction: Data Mining and Analytics Applications

1st Edition

Imriyas Kamardeen
June 25, 2019

The construction industry is vital to any national economy; it is also one of the industries most susceptible to workplace incidents. The unacceptably high rates of incidents in construction have huge socio-economic consequences for the victims, their families and friends, co-workers, employers and...

The Connectivity of Innovation in the Construction Industry

The Connectivity of Innovation in the Construction Industry

1st Edition

Malena Ingemansson Havenvid, Åse Linné, Lena E. Bygballe, Chris Harty
May 03, 2019

The construction industry is currently experiencing accelerating developments concerning societal demands along with project complexity, internationalization and digitalization. In an attempt to grasp the consequences of these demands on productivity and innovation, this edited book addresses how...

Making Sense of Innovation in the Built Environment

Making Sense of Innovation in the Built Environment

1st Edition

Natalya Sergeeva
December 07, 2018

This book offers a new understanding of innovation in the built environment. The ways meaning of innovation is constructed has important implications for policymakers, project managers, academics and students. Through a longitudinal research study into innovation in firms and projects, the book...

Sustainable Design and Construction in Africa: A System Dynamics Approach

Sustainable Design and Construction in Africa: A System Dynamics Approach

1st Edition

Oluwaseun Dosumu, Clinton Aigbavboa
August 30, 2018

This book addresses some of the countless challenges faced by developing countries when adopting sustainable design and construction and offers suggestions for the way forward for African development projects. The authors argue that the pervasive non-consideration of the interrelationship between...

New Forms of Procurement: PPP and Relational Contracting in the 21st Century

New Forms of Procurement: PPP and Relational Contracting in the 21st Century

1st Edition

Marcus C. Jefferies, Steve Rowlinson
July 27, 2018

The last three decades have seen the evolution of Public–Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Relationship Contracting (RC) as alternative procurement approaches to traditional methods of delivering public infrastructure. The potential for growth in these new forms of procurement has led to an on-going...

Funding and Financing Transport Infrastructure: Business Models to Enhance and Enable Financing of Infrastructure in Transport

Funding and Financing Transport Infrastructure: Business Models to Enhance and Enable Financing of Infrastructure in Transport

1st Edition

Athena Roumboutsos, Hans Voordijk, Aristeidis Pantelias
September 11, 2017

This book seeks to enhance understanding of the impacts of project setup and its implementation environment on project performance by leveraging information from the study of a rich set of European transport infrastructure project cases. It puts forward a system’s view of project delivery and aims...

Valuing People in Construction

Valuing People in Construction

1st Edition

Fidelis Emuze, John Smallwood
August 07, 2017

Valuing People in Construction provides contemporary perspectives on the ‘glue’ that binds the construction process together; people. The book addresses people issues in the construction industry where behavioural outcomes impact upon business and project performance. The main proposition of the...

Containment of High-Level Radioactive and Hazardous Solid Wastes with Clay Barriers

Containment of High-Level Radioactive and Hazardous Solid Wastes with Clay Barriers

1st Edition

Raymond N. Yong, Roland Pusch, Masashi Nakano
May 31, 2017

One of the principal objections to or problems with the use of nuclear fuel is that a proven method for safe disposal of spent nuclear fuel has yet to be established. The central focus of most schemes underway to dispose of these high-level radioactive wastes relies on clay-based buffers and...

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