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Whilst most construction management books are project based, this book looks at management principles and techniques applied to the day to day problems facing a business in the construction industry. It covers:* Business strategy* Industrial relations* Health and safety* Managing people* Financial management* Quantitative methodsThe text includes end of chapter review questions and a range of illustrative examples.Since the book was first written in 1982 much has changed. The Second Edition has been thoroughly revised and takes account of the increased globalisation of construction, the move from public to private sector work, the drive for productivity, changing procurement methods, new emphasis on life cycle costing and much more.It will provide a valuable text for undergraduate and postgraduate coursesin construction management, surveying and civil engineering as well asoffering useful insights for practitioners undertaking CPD activities.
Richard Fellows is joint coordinator of CIB TG--23, Culture in Construction and lectures at the University of Hong Kong. David Langford holds the Barr Chair of Construction at Strathclyde University, Glasgow. Robert Newcombe is an MBA Course Director in the Department of Construction Management & Engineering at the University of Reading. Sydney Urry was Professor Emeritus and Head of the Department of Building Technology at Brunel University.
David Langford, Richard F. Fellows, Robert Newcombe, Sydney A. Urry