1st Edition

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

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ISBN 9780367338626
December 21, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
408 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 the 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: Brazil, India, Singapore, Chile, South Africa, Tanzania, Malaysia, Botswana, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Indonesia, China, Croatia, Ethiopia and Sri Lanka. Readers will learn from the detailed country specific cases the wealth of comparable stories from the global coverage.

Building on important scholarly works in the field, this book is essential reading for academics, researchers and policy makers in the Built Environment, Economics, Construction Management, Infrastructure Management and the wider construction industry.

Table of Contents

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

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P. D. Rwelamila is a Professor of Project Management and Procurement Systems at the University of South Africa Graduate School of Business Leadership (GSBL), ‘B’ Rated researcher by the South African National Research Foundation (NRF). Joint coordinator: CIB - W107: Construction in developing countries; past President: South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP), past Chairperson & non-executive director of MSINGI Construction Project Management (Pty) Ltd, past Vice President (Education): the CIOB – Africa, former Senior Partner of Quantum Consultants (Pty) Ltd, Gaborone, Botswana and Principal Cost Engineer. He is a registered professional project manager with SACPCMP (South Africa). He is a Fellow CIOB (UK.

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 with 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 panelist for the Malaysian Qualification Agency, Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia, Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.