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  1. Managing Knowledge in the Construction Industry

    By Alexander Styhre

    Series: Spon Research

    Knowledge management presents a new way of understanding organizations and companies, and is especially suited to sophisticated and highly technical firms and operations such as those in the construction industry. This new book draws on hard data from three separate research programs in...

    Published February 17th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Technology, Design and Process Innovation in the Built Environment

    Edited by Peter Newton, Keith Hampson, Robin Drogemuller

    Series: Spon Research

    Buildings and infrastructure represent principal assets of any national economy as well as prime sources of environmental degradation. Making them more sustainable represents a key challenge for the construction, planning and design industries and governments at all levels; and the rapid...

    Published February 9th 2009 by Spon Press

  3. Tropical Urban Heat Islands

    Climate, Buildings and Greenery

    By Nyuk Hien Wong, Yu Chen

    Series: Spon Research

    Conventional air conditioning is not a sustainable solution to the challenge of a hot or humid climate. The climate problem is compounded in so-called Urban Heat Islands, urban areas where the air can be 3–5°C hotter than its surrounding areas and where pollution levels are consequently raised....

    Published September 2nd 2008 by Routledge

  4. Innovation in Small Construction Firms

    By Peter Barrett, Martin Sexton, Angela Lee

    Series: Spon Research

    Innovation in Small Construction Firms promotes the benefits of innovation, and stimulate innovation capability within and between small and medium sized (SMEs) construction firms in an effort to bring in a new 'can innovate, should innovate, want to innovate' culture to the construction industry....

    Published January 10th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Construction Supply Chain Economics

    By Kerry London

    Series: Spon Research

    This is the first comprehensive investigation of the industrial sourcing and procurement practices throughout sixty-eight construction industry supply channels across seven major commodity sectors at all levels. London presents real-world case studies to combine theory and practice to describe...

    Published December 12th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Very Large Floating Structures

    Edited by C.M. Wang, E. Watanabe, T. Utsunomiya

    Series: Spon Research

    Groundbreaking and comprizing articles by expert contributors, this volume provides a comprehensive treatment of VLFSs and their relationship with the sea, marine habitats, the pollution of costal waters and tidal and natural current flow. It looks in-depth at: VLFS and the colonization of ocean...

    Published September 6th 2007 by CRC Press

  7. People and Culture in Construction

    A Reader

    Edited by Andrew Dainty, Stuart Green, Barbara Bagilhole

    Series: Spon Research

    Construction is one of the largest and most people-intensive industrial sectors. In many countries, however, construction is also one of the most highly criticized in terms of its employment practices and industrial relations. People and culture are too often seen as variables that must be...

    Published February 22nd 2007 by Routledge

  8. Concurrent Engineering in Construction Projects

    Edited by Chimay Anumba, John M. Kamara, Anne-Francoise Cutting-Decelle

    Series: Spon Research

    Concurrent Engineering (CE) is a systematic approach to the integrated and concurrent design of products and related processes, including aspects as diverse as manufacture and support. It is only now being carefully applied to the construction sector and offers considerable potential for increasing...

    Published September 13th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Communication in Construction Teams

    By Stephen Emmitt, Christopher Gorse

    Series: Spon Research

    Construction teams are usually complex, interdisciplinary and temporary, and, as such, the need for effective communication is crucial. However, published data regarding the manner in which individuals interact within the temporary project team is scarce, with little other than anecdotal evidence...

    Published August 17th 2006 by Routledge

  10. Procurement in the Construction Industry

    The Impact and Cost of Alternative Market and Supply Processes

    By William Hughes, Patricia M. Hillebrandt, David Greenwood, Wisdom Kwawu

    Series: Spon Research

    Do recent moves in the construction industry towards collaborative working and other new procurement procedures really make good business sense? Procurement in the Construction Industry is the result of research into this question and it includes the first rigorous categorizing of...

    Published April 27th 2006 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Fall Prevention Through Design in Construction: The Benefits of Mobile Computing
    By Imriyas Kamardeen
    To Be Published June 17th 2015

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