1st Edition

Practice Management New perspectives for the construction professional

Edited By P. Barrett, R. Males Copyright 1991
    384 Pages
    by Routledge

    378 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book presents the proceedings of a major conference held in April 1991 at the Manchester Business School, examining current issues and new directions in practice management. Practice management is an area of growing concern to construction professionals and contributions have been actively sought by the editors to reflect the 'state of the art' in research and to suggest directions for future developments making the book relevant to all construction-related disciplines.

    Contributors. Preface. Part 1: Editorial. Practice management: an emerging discipline - P S Barrett and A R Males. Part 2: The business environment. Liability in practice management - S W Donohoe;What is good for women is good for men: action research aimed at increasing the proportion of women in construction - A W Gale; Recruitment in the 90s and beyond - towards an understanding of the effects of the demographic changes on the construction professions - B Sloan; Part 3: Changing roles and marketing. Case studies of architectural practice - M Symes and J Eley. The procurement of architectural design services, particularly regarding design and build contracts - M P Nicholson; Q1 + R1 = AT? - N D Schofield and B Sloan; Building survey in the 1990s - strategies for success - M J Cuthbert; The marketing of design services to regular and irregular construction industry clients - Fisher; Marketing for the professional service firm - A F T Payne; Growth within the architectural profession - D Y Davies; Part 4: Developing the client's brief. Obsolescence - a holistic view for professionals - B L Golton; From client's brief to end of use: the pursuit of quality - E Bejder; Clients, designers and contractors: the harmony of able design teams - J A Powell; Procurement strategies and technological innovation - C H Davidson; Clients and professionals: the interface - R N Gameson; The use of computer systems to improve communication between clients and construction professionals during the briefing process - J Hudson, R N Gameson and J P Murray; Risk analysis of fixed price housing contract - J Birnie and A Yates; Part 5: Effective management procedures. Development and use of quality systems in construction companies - E Bejeder; Certification: a disservice to quality assurance - O Sjoholt; Total quality management in construction management practice - R Baden Hellard; Project management in the construction professions _- A R Atkinson; Construction-related professionals in the public sector: organisational objectives and performance assessment - L Ruddock; Tenders for small works - an empirical study - G Senior; Part 6: Data management. Establishing an information section - A J Hadland; Managing product selection - a database for cladding systems - A C Payne, D W Churcher and K S Virdi; Computerised office management for professional practices in construction - P Lewis; Computerised site surveys - R J Spencer; Part 7: Managing people. Creativity and the prima donna practice - T Rickards; Motivating professionals - R Moxley; The value of keypersons in professional firms - P S Barrett and K Ostergren; The management of change in creative engineering design offices - K G Smith; The impact of new procurement methods on the management of professional offices and effective leadership styles - B D Greenhalgh; Part 8: Educating professionals. Management development: an international study - R A Burgess, R B D Brown and J R Riddick; Mid-career training needs of structural engineers involved in design office management - K G Smith and O Miquel; The adoption of interactive media in construction - E F Frinch; Index of keywords.


    P. Barrett, R. Males