1st Edition

Improving the Performance of Construction Industries for Developing Countries Programmes, Initiatives, Achievements and Challenges

    412 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    412 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book documents the experiences, development, and prospects of the construction industry in numerous developing countries. It will provide a strong base of reference for countries looking to improve their construction industries as part of their wider economic development programme.

    The opening chapter presents a strategic overview of the contents of the book, and each country-specific chapter is structured to consider the legal and policy frameworks, administrative infrastructure and procedures, and implementation mechanisms, as well as the experiences, current activities, and future plans and programmes with respect to construction industry development in each country. The concluding chapter looks forward and considers the implications of future trends for the construction industries in developing countries and the actions which will be required to address them. Chapters cover: India, Singapore, Chile, South Africa, Tanzania, Malaysia, Botswana, Ghana, Uganda, Indonesia, China, Croatia, and Eswatini. Readers will learn about the wealth of comparable stories from global coverage from the detailed country-specific cases.

    Building on important scholarly works in the field, this book is essential reading for academics, researchers, and policy makers in built environments, economics, construction management, infrastructure management, and the wider construction industry.

    1. Construction Industry Development - General Introduction

    P. D. Rwelamila and Abdul-Rashid Abdul-Aziz

    2. The Construction Industry in Botswana: Its Context, Challenges and Developments

    Keneilwe Ntshwene and Joseph Ssegawa-Kaggwa

    3. The Performance of the Chilean Construction Industry: Programmes, Initiatives, Achievements and Challenges

    Alfredo F. Serpell and Ximena Ferrada

    4. Construction Industry Development in China

    Xiaomei Deng, Bin Liu

    5. The Croatian Construction Industry - Its Challenges and Achievements

    Maja-Marija Nahod

    6. Improving the Performance of the Eswatini Construction Industry

    Sitsabo Dlamini

    7. Construction Industry Developments in Ghana

    Joseph Kwame Ofori-Kurag

    8. Indian Construction Industry: Programmes, Initiatives, Achievements and Challenges

    Vanita Ahuja and Chaitali Basu

    9. Improving the Performance of Indonesia's Construction Industry

    Akhmad Suraji

    10. Construction Industry Development in Malaysia

    Toong Khuan Chan and Abdul-Rashid Abdul-Aziz

    11. Construction Industry in Singapore

    George Ofori

    12. The South African Construction Industry: Programmes, Initiatives, Achievements and Challenges

    P. D. Rwelamila

    13. Construction Industry Development in Tanzania

    N. G. Sospeter

    14. Improving the Performance of Uganda's Construction Industry

    Henry Mwanaki Alinaitwe

    15. Construction Industry Development - Where To From Here?

    P. D. Rwelamila and Abdul-Rashid Abdul-Aziz


    Pantaleo. D. Rwelamila is a professor of project management and procurement systems at the University of South Africa Graduate School of Business Leadership (GSBL); a “B”-rated researcher by the South African National Research Foundation (NRF); joint coordinator: CIB W107: Construction in developing countries; past president of the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP); past chairperson and non-executive director of MSINGI Construction Project Management (Pty) Ltd; past vice president (education) of the CIOB–Africa; former senior partner of Quantum Consultants (Pty) Ltd, Gaborone, Botswana; and former principal cost engineer, Tanzania Railways Corporation. He is a registered professional project manager with SACPCMP (South Africa). He is a fellow of the CIOB (UK).

    Abdul-Rashid Abdul-Aziz is a professor at the School of Housing Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia in Malaysia. Beginning September 2019, he is attached to the Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, under a two-year secondment programme. He was a co-editor-in-chief for the Journal of Construction in Developing Countries. He is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia, and registered quantity surveyor. He is an accreditation panellist for the Malaysian Qualification Agency, Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia, Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia, and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.