An Era of Expansion: Construction at the University of Cambridge 1996–2006, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

An Era of Expansion

Construction at the University of Cambridge 1996–2006, 1st Edition

By David M. Adamson


302 pages

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Changing conditions in Higher Education and national funding regimes preceded a proliferation of construction projects in universities between 1996 and 2006. This book reviews a hundred projects between 1996 and 2006, and uses 9 detailed case studies from the author's time in charge of capital projects at the University of Cambridge to show us how these projects were conceived, argued for, designed, procured, managed, constructed, and passed on to building users. Readers with an interest in project management, estate management, University management, or the history of the University of Cambridge will find this fascinating and wide-ranging book to be uniquely valuable.

Table of Contents

Foreword Acknowledgements Preface 1. A History of the Estate of the University of Cambridge 2. Why did it all happen then, and why so fast? 3. Planning the Estate – Regional and Local Land Planning 4. University Management of Capital Expenditure 5. Management of Building Projects in the University 6. The Sidgwick Story 7. The Rise and Rise of Health Research 8. Development of the University in the City 9. The Road out of Town 10. The West Side Story 11. North West Cambridge – the Planning Stages 12. An Overview, and Lessons Learned from the Decade 1996-2006

About the Author

David Adamson is a consultant on sustainable construction, and lectures at the University of Cambridge. He was Director of Construction Policy for UK HM Treasury between 2006 and 2007, and Director of University Estates at the University of Cambridge from 1998 to the end of 2005. David was educated in Edinburgh and at King’s College, Cambridge, and then served around the world in the Royal Engineers, commanding a field regiment and serving as a staff-officer in NATO HQ Europe. He has previously co-authored Change in the Construction Industry 1993–2003, Routledge, 2006 and two books on the underground use of foamed concrete. He is a visiting professor at UCL and UAE.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General