This is a volume in a new series of textbooks which responds to changes that are occurring throughout the construction industry and in further education. The series focusses on aspects of the curriculum that are common to all professions in the built environment. The principal aim of BEST (The Built Environment Series of Textbooks) is to provide texts that are relevant to more than one course and the texts therefore address areas of commonality in a original and innovative way. Learning aids in the text such as revision notes, questions for self-testing and worked examples, will appeal to all students.
This first book in the series, written by a team of professionals led by Tom Muir and Brian Rance, outlines the current and emerging collaborative practices in the development and construction industry. It addresses the changing nature of the development and construction industry in the UK and worldwide, the interdisciplinary basis of current and emerging practice in both the public and private sector and a vision of the construction and development industry into the 21st century.
"The wide overview which the book provides…will be attractive on the growing number of modular built environment courses which embrace several areas such as archtitecture, land management and building surveying…" - Housing Review
Introduction. Professionalism. The public sector. The private sector. Case studies. Design build. Project management. Development and community. Sustainability and the development industry. Index.