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Construction Economics. 4th edn. (Print copy) by Construction Economics provides students with the principles underlying the relationship between economic theory and the construction industry. Its new approach specifically examines the problems of securing sustainable construction. The new edition has been fully revised to provide an overview of the economy and construction markets since the global financial crisis. As such it examines the challenges of changing government policy, adapting to climate change, adopting BIM, and reducing costs. A new introduction along with new readings, data, examples, glossary items, government strategies, and references, revises this established core text and brings it up to the historic EU referendum. As with previous editions, it retains a tried and tested format: a clear and user-friendly style use of a second colour for emphasis regular summaries of key points a glossary of construction economics extensive use of tables and figures extracts from Construction Management and Economics reviews of useful websites. This invaluable textbook is essential reading across a wide range of disciplines from construction management and civil engineering to architecture, property and surveying.
Call Number: 338.47624 MYE
Publication Date: 2017
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Economics. 11th edn. (Print copy) by Economics affects almost everything we do: from our decisions at work to our shopping habits, voting preferences and social attitudes. This new edition of the popular text by David Begg and Gianluigi Vernasca enables the reader to understand today's economic environment by examining the underlying theory and applying it to real-world situations. Economics surveys the latest ideas and issues - such as the role of regulation in banking, the consequences of globalization and monetary union, and the efficacy of our current economic models. This coverage, combined with a rich array of pedagogical features, encourages students to explore our economic past and present, and to think critically about where this might lead us in the future. The new edition is updated to provide a comprehensive analysis of the financial crash - its causes, consequences, and possible policy responses, from fiscal stimulus to quantitative easing.
Call Number: 330 BEG
Publication Date: 2014
Economics: a foundation course for the built environment. (Print copy) by Making no assumption of your prior knowledge, Economics introduces the basics of economics as they relate to the built environment. Looking at the principles of microeconomics (markets, price mechanisms, resource allocation, theory of the firm, etc.), these principles are put into the context of construction firms and property markets. Lively, real-life case studies are built into the text to provide concrete examples of the theories being explained and macroeconomics are also covered. Key features of this easy-to-use book include: clear chapter structure tutorial questions linking the case histories to basic principles extracts from newspaper and journal articles to show the relevance of economics to the construction industry 100% construction orientation a useful bibliography, glossary of economic terms preview questions at the start of each chapter and exercises and discussion topics at the end to test your understanding. Economics will enable you to understand the working of economic forces as they relate to the construction industry.
Call Number: 338.47624 MAN
Publication Date: 1994
Modern construction economics: theory and application. (Print copy) by Traditional building economics has primarily been concerned with issues around project appraisal and cost management techniques. On the other hand, modern construction economics has a wider focus with stronger links to mainstream economics, reflecting an increased interest in a range of theoretical issues in construction economics, both at the macro and micro level. In Modern Construction Economics: Theory and Application, a variety of approaches are used to present a coherent vision of synthesis between industry economics and project economics. Topics covered include: developing construction economics as idustry economics competition and barriers to entry in construction innovation in construction theory testing in construction management research collusion and corruption in the construction sector. Including contributions from academics in the UK, Sweden, Hong Kong, and Australia, this is a truly global review of a core issue for the construction industry worldwide. The result is a unique book that will push toward the development of a comprehensive theoretical framework of construction economics. This is a must-read for all serious students of construction economics, and all practitioners looking for a deeper understanding of their industry.
Call Number: 338.47624 DE V
Publication Date: 2011
Finance and Control for Constuction (Hard copy) by Drawing on a wealth of practical experience, both in the construction industry and teaching students, Chris March presents this study of construction management and the major aspects of controlling the building process. Covering the stages from the client's initiation, to the final handover of the building, March includes evidence from those currently working in the industry, and covers the key industry requirements: knowing that in today's market place, those entering the field must be aware of how projects are financed and controlled, and to financially run and maintain a building. Finance and Control for Constructionexamines the various stages, from development, through the design, to procurement and post-contract processes, and culminates in a discourse on facilities management. This book is written with a down-to-earth approach, with evidence supporting theories and principles, and is a book that students of construction management and related subjects need if they wish to succeed in the field.
Publication Date: 2009
Construction UK: introduction to the industry. 2nd edn. (Print copy) by This thoroughly readable overview of the nature and history of the construction industry offers a clear understanding of how this vast and complex industry operates. Exploring its main features - the markets, the principal players, and ways of working - it provides a strong basis for further study. Construction UK: introduction to the industry takes a fresh approach to today′s key issues - sustainability, safety, efficiency, employment practices and procurement. It explains why things are the way they are and investigates the powerful trends for change. This new edition is updated with: ∗ the latest DTI statistics, including new information on causes accidents ∗ an examination of the effectiveness of initiatives post-Egan ∗ a new section on the influence of European initiatives ∗ expanded coverage of sustainability and the environmental drivers affecting construction - as well as the industry′s response ∗ an enlarged section on labour resources and the skills gap ∗ a new look at the role of IT and how it is changing the design, construction and operation of buildings ∗ new case studies on Holyrood and on Wembley Stadium. Students and all those interested in the built environment - architecture, engineering, surveying, construction - will find this a highly accessible and stimulating approach.
Call Number: 338.47624 MOR
Publication Date: 2009
Construction cost management: learning from case studies. 2nd edn (Print copy) by In this updated and expanded second edition, Keith Potts and Nii Ankrah examine key issues in construction cost management across the building and civil engineering sectors, both in the UK and overseas. Best practice from pre-contract to post-contract phases of the project life-cycle are illustrated using major projects such as Heathrow Terminal 5, Crossrail and the London 2012 Olympics as case studies. More worked examples, legal cases, case studies and current research have been introduced to cover every aspect of the cost manager's role. Whole-life costing, value management, and risk management are also addressed, and self-test questions at the end of each chapter support independent learning. This comprehensive book is essential reading for students on surveying and construction management programmes, as well as built environment practitioners with cost or project management responsibilities.
Call Number: 690.0681 POT
Publication Date: 2014