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Spon Research provides a series of advanced books for built environment researchers and professionals from one of the world’s leading publishers.

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Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Commercial Buildings An Analysis for Green-Building Implementation Using A Green Star Rating System

Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Commercial Buildings: An Analysis for Green-Building Implementation Using A Green Star Rating System

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Cuong N. N. Tran, Vivian W. Y. Tam, Khoa N. Le
July 13, 2021

This book develops a model to evaluate and assess life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions based on typical Australian commercial building design options. It also draws comparisons between some of the many green building rating tools that have been developed worldwide to support sustainable development....

Work Stress Induced Chronic Diseases in Construction Discoveries using data analytics

Work Stress Induced Chronic Diseases in Construction: Discoveries using data analytics

1st Edition

By Imriyas Kamardeen
April 09, 2021

This book aims to fill a gap in the current construction health and safety research and discover new knowledge about work stress induced chronic diseases among construction industry professionals. In achieving these aims, the book investigates: the nature and extent of psychosocial stressors ...

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

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

1st Edition

Edited By Pantaleo D. Rwelamila, Abdul-Rashid Abdul-Aziz
December 22, 2020

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...

Corruption in Infrastructure Procurement Addressing the Dynamic Criticalities

Corruption in Infrastructure Procurement: Addressing the Dynamic Criticalities

1st Edition

By Emmanuel Kingsford Owusu, Albert P.C. Chan
November 02, 2020

This book presents an extensive study on the extant constructs of corruption in infrastructure-related projects and aims to contribute to the determination and elimination of its incidence and prevalence in infrastructure projects. The book conducts a comprehensive examination of the various ...

Contract Law in the Construction Industry Context

Contract Law in the Construction Industry Context

1st Edition

By Carl J. Circo
October 15, 2019

This book chronicles how contract cases from the construction industry have influenced, solidified, refined and particularized U.S. contract law. The book’s central claim is that the construction industry experience has helped to contextualize U.S. contract law and, therefore, has encouraged the ...

Achieving Value for Money in Capital Build Projects

Achieving Value for Money in Capital Build Projects

1st Edition

By Angela Vodden, Champika Liyanage, Akintola Akintoye
September 26, 2019

This book is the first to bring together academic and practitioner views of Value for Money (VFM). VFM has been used to assess whether or not an organisation has obtained the maximum benefit within the resources available to it. A concept used by the public sector to assess the benefits of major ...

Risk Management in Engineering and Construction Tools and Techniques

Risk Management in Engineering and Construction: Tools and Techniques

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen Ogunlana, Prasanta Kumar Dey
September 26, 2019

Today’s businesses are driven by customer ‘pull’ and technological ‘push’. To remain competitive in this dynamic business world, engineering and construction organizations are constantly innovating with new technology tools and techniques to improve process performance in their projects. Their ...

Construction Health and Safety in Developing Countries

Construction Health and Safety in Developing Countries

1st Edition

Edited By Patrick Manu, Fidelis Emuze, Tarcisio Abreu Saurin, Bonaventura H. W. Hadikusumo
September 16, 2019

The global construction sector is infamous for high levels of injuries, accidents and fatalities, and poor health and well-being of its workforce. While this record appears in both developed and developing countries, the situation is worse in developing countries, where major spending on ...

Preventing Workplace Incidents in Construction Data Mining and Analytics Applications

Preventing Workplace Incidents in Construction: Data Mining and Analytics Applications

1st Edition

By Imriyas Kamardeen
June 25, 2019

The construction industry is vital to any national economy; it is also one of the industries most susceptible to workplace incidents. The unacceptably high rates of incidents in construction have huge socio-economic consequences for the victims, their families and friends, co-workers, employers and...

The Connectivity of Innovation in the Construction Industry

The Connectivity of Innovation in the Construction Industry

1st Edition

Edited By Malena Ingemansson Havenvid, Åse Linné, Lena E. Bygballe, Chris Harty
May 03, 2019

The construction industry is currently experiencing accelerating developments concerning societal demands along with project complexity, internationalization and digitalization. In an attempt to grasp the consequences of these demands on productivity and innovation, this edited book addresses how ...

Making Sense of Innovation in the Built Environment

Making Sense of Innovation in the Built Environment

1st Edition

By Natalya Sergeeva
December 07, 2018

This book offers a new understanding of innovation in the built environment. The ways meaning of innovation is constructed has important implications for policymakers, project managers, academics and students. Through a longitudinal research study into innovation in firms and projects, the book ...

Sustainable Design and Construction in Africa A System Dynamics Approach

Sustainable Design and Construction in Africa: A System Dynamics Approach

1st Edition

By Oluwaseun Dosumu, Clinton Aigbavboa
August 30, 2018

This book addresses some of the countless challenges faced by developing countries when adopting sustainable design and construction and offers suggestions for the way forward for African development projects. The authors argue that the pervasive non-consideration of the interrelationship between ...

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