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Construction process improvement / edited by Brian Atkin, Jan Borgbrant & Per-Erik Josephson

Contributor(s): Atkin, Brian | Borgbrant, Jan | Josephson, Per-Erik.
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Science, 2003Description: xvi, 304 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0632064625 (pbk.).Subject(s): Building -- Cost effectiveness | Construction industry -- ManagementDDC classification: 690.068
Contents:
Preface. - Acknowledgements. - Contributors. - 1. Introduction. - 2. Modularisation in the customisation of manufactured housing. - 3. Application of integrated life cycle design to housing. - 4. Life cycle costs of commercial buildings - a case study. - 5. A life cycle cost approach to optimising indoor climate systems. - 6. Performance indicators as a tool for decisions in the construction process. - 7. Reducing the risk of failure in performance within buildings. - 8. Physical status of existing buildings and their components with the emphasis on future emissions. - 9. Co-ordination of the design and building process for optimal building performance. - 10. New concrete materials technology for competitive construction. - 11. Competitiveness in the context of procurement. - 12. Encouraging innovation through new approaches to procurement. - 13. Public-private partneships - conditions for innovation and project success. - 14. Pros and cons in partnering structures. - 15. Importance of the project teams to the creation of learning within and between construction projects. - 16. Refurbishment of commercial buildings : the relationship between the project and its context. - 17. Improving project efficiency through process transparency in management information systems. - 18. Improvement processes in construction companies. 19. Design research and the records of architectural design ; expanding the foundations of design tools development. - 20. Communicating project concepts and creating decision support form CAAD. - 21. Using 4D CAD in the design and management of vertical extensions to existing buildings. - 22. Importance of architectural attributes in facilities management. - 23. Conclusions. - Index.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface. - Acknowledgements. - Contributors. - 1. Introduction. - 2. Modularisation in the customisation of manufactured housing. - 3. Application of integrated life cycle design to housing. - 4. Life cycle costs of commercial buildings - a case study. - 5. A life cycle cost approach to optimising indoor climate systems. - 6. Performance indicators as a tool for decisions in the construction process. - 7. Reducing the risk of failure in performance within buildings. - 8. Physical status of existing buildings and their components with the emphasis on future emissions. - 9. Co-ordination of the design and building process for optimal building performance. - 10. New concrete materials technology for competitive construction. - 11. Competitiveness in the context of procurement. - 12. Encouraging innovation through new approaches to procurement. - 13. Public-private partneships - conditions for innovation and project success. - 14. Pros and cons in partnering structures. - 15. Importance of the project teams to the creation of learning within and between construction projects. - 16. Refurbishment of commercial buildings : the relationship between the project and its context. - 17. Improving project efficiency through process transparency in management information systems. - 18. Improvement processes in construction companies. 19. Design research and the records of architectural design ; expanding the foundations of design tools development. - 20. Communicating project concepts and creating decision support form CAAD. - 21. Using 4D CAD in the design and management of vertical extensions to existing buildings. - 22. Importance of architectural attributes in facilities management. - 23. Conclusions. - Index.