Spon Research

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

  • Preventing Workplace Incidents in Construction: Data Mining and Analytics Applications book cover

    Preventing Workplace Incidents in Construction

    Data Mining and Analytics Applications, 1st Edition

    By Imriyas Kamardeen

    The construction industry is vital to any national economy; it is also one of the 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 society at…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
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  • Risk Management in Engineering and Construction: Tools and Techniques book cover

    Risk Management in Engineering and Construction

    Tools and Techniques, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Ogunlana, Prasanta Dey

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-06-30 
    Routledge
    Spon Research

  • The Connectivity of Innovation in the Construction Industry book cover

    The Connectivity of Innovation in the Construction Industry

    1st Edition

    Edited by Malena Ingemansson Havenvid, Åse Linné, Lena E. Bygballe, Chris Harty

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-04-10 
    Routledge
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  • Making Sense of Innovation in the Built Environment book cover

    Making Sense of Innovation in the Built Environment

    1st Edition

    By Natalya Sergeeva

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
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  • Sustainable Design and Construction in Africa: A System Dynamics Approach book cover

    Sustainable Design and Construction in Africa

    A System Dynamics Approach, 1st Edition

    By Oluwaseun Dosumu, Clinton Aigbavboa

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-08-30
    Routledge
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  • New Forms of Procurement: PPP and Relational Contracting in the 21st Century book cover

    New Forms of Procurement

    PPP and Relational Contracting in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marcus C. Jefferies, Steve Rowlinson

    The last three decades have seen the evolution of Public–Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Relationship Contracting (RC) as alternative procurement approaches to traditional methods of delivering public infrastructure. The potential for growth in these new forms of procurement has led to an on-going…

    Paperback – 2018-07-27
    Routledge
    Spon Research

  • Funding and Financing Transport Infrastructure: Business Models to Enhance and Enable Financing of Infrastructure in Transport book cover

    Funding and Financing Transport Infrastructure

    Business Models to Enhance and Enable Financing of Infrastructure in Transport, 1st Edition

    Edited by Athena Roumboutsos, Hans Voordijk, Aristeidis Pantelias

    This book seeks to enhance understanding of the impacts of project setup and its implementation environment on project performance by leveraging information from the study of a rich set of European transport infrastructure project cases. It puts forward a system’s view of project delivery and aims…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11
    Routledge
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  • Valuing People in Construction book cover

    Valuing People in Construction

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fidelis Emuze, John Smallwood

    Valuing People in Construction provides contemporary perspectives on the ‘glue’ that binds the construction process together; people. The book addresses people issues in the construction industry where behavioural outcomes impact upon business and project performance. The main proposition of the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07
    Routledge
    Spon Research

  • Containment of High-Level Radioactive and Hazardous Solid Wastes with Clay Barriers book cover

    Containment of High-Level Radioactive and Hazardous Solid Wastes with Clay Barriers

    1st Edition

    By Raymond N. Yong, Roland Pusch, Masashi Nakano

    One of the principal objections to or problems with the use of nuclear fuel is that a proven method for safe disposal of spent nuclear fuel has yet to be established. The central focus of most schemes underway to dispose of these high-level radioactive wastes relies on clay-based buffers and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    CRC Press
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  • Technology, Design and Process Innovation in the Built Environment book cover

    Technology, Design and Process Innovation in the Built Environment

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Newton, Keith Hampson, Robin Drogemuller

    Buildings and infrastructure represent principal assets of any national economy as well as prime sources of environmental degradation. Making them more sustainable represents a key challenge for the construction, planning and design industries and governments at all levels; and the rapid…

    Paperback – 2016-11-18
    Spon Press
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  • Target Cost Contracting Strategy in Construction: Principles, Practices and Case Studies book cover

    Target Cost Contracting Strategy in Construction

    Principles, Practices and Case Studies, 1st Edition

    By Daniel W.M. Chan, Joseph H.L. Chan

    The problems inherent in the traditional design-bid-build procurement method often lead to the adversarial working relationships within the construction industry. Target cost contracts, accompanied by a gain-share/pain-share arrangement serving as a cost incentive mechanism, have emerged in…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
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  • Concurrent Engineering in Construction Projects book cover

    Concurrent Engineering in Construction Projects

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chimay Anumba, John M. Kamara, Anne-Francoise Cutting-Decelle

    Concurrent Engineering (CE) is a systematic approach to the integrated and concurrent design of products and related processes, including aspects as diverse as manufacture and support. It is only now being carefully applied to the construction sector and offers considerable potential for increasing…

    Paperback – 2016-07-18
    Routledge
    Spon Research

  • Performance Improvement in Construction Management book cover

    Performance Improvement in Construction Management

    1st Edition

    Edited by Brian Atkin, Jan Borgbrant

    Novel research in construction management is often distant from existing practice. This collection of reviews serves to bridge this gap under three major themes: innovation, organisation and human behaviour, and methods and tools. It outlines a series of successful collaborative projects between…

    Paperback – 2016-07-10
    Routledge
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  • Managing Knowledge in the Construction Industry book cover

    Managing Knowledge in the Construction Industry

    1st Edition

    By Alexander Styhre

    Knowledge management presents a new way of understanding organizations and companies, and is especially suited to sophisticated and highly technical firms and operations such as those in the construction industry.  This new book draws on hard data from three separate research programs in…

    Paperback – 2016-07-08
    Routledge
    Spon Research

  • Innovation in Small Construction Firms book cover

    Innovation in Small Construction Firms

    1st Edition

    By Peter Barrett, Martin Sexton, Angela Lee

    Innovation in Small Construction Firms promotes the benefits of innovation, and stimulate innovation capability within and between small and medium sized (SMEs) construction firms in an effort to bring in a new 'can innovate, should innovate, want to innovate' culture to the construction industry.…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge
    Spon Research

  • Collaborative Construction Information Management book cover

    Collaborative Construction Information Management

    1st Edition

    Edited by Geoffrey Shen, Peter Brandon, Andrew Baldwin

    Most construction projects are large and costly. Collaborative working involves two or more stakeholders sharing their efforts and resources to complete the project more effectively and efficiently. Collaborative, integrative and multi-disciplinary teams can tackle the complex issues involved in…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge
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  • Employee Resourcing in the Construction Industry: Strategic Considerations and Operational Practice book cover

    Employee Resourcing in the Construction Industry

    Strategic Considerations and Operational Practice, 1st Edition

    By Ani Raiden, Andrew Dainty, Richard Neale

    Construction is one of the most challenging industrial environments for effective people management. It is characterised by geographically dispersed projects, production-oriented management styles, long working hours, high levels of staff turnover and employment practices grounded in the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge
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  • People and Culture in Construction: A Reader book cover

    People and Culture in Construction

    A Reader, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Dainty, Stuart Green, Barbara Bagilhole

    Construction is one of the largest and most people-intensive industrial sectors. In many countries, however, construction is also one of the most highly criticized in terms of its employment practices and industrial relations. People and culture are too often seen as variables that must be…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
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  • Tropical Urban Heat Islands: Climate, Buildings and Greenery book cover

    Tropical Urban Heat Islands

    Climate, Buildings and Greenery, 1st Edition

    By Nyuk Hien Wong, Yu Chen

    Conventional air conditioning is not a sustainable solution to the challenge of a hot or humid climate. The climate problem is compounded in so-called Urban Heat Islands, urban areas where the air can be 3–5°C hotter than its surrounding areas and where pollution levels are consequently raised.…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Spon Research

  • Trust in Construction Projects book cover

    Trust in Construction Projects

    1st Edition

    By Anita Cerić

    The relationship between project managers representing project owners and those on the contractor side is often threatened by communication risk. The main communication risk minimization strategy in the construction phase is trust, which plays a major role in the success of key working…

    Hardback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge
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  • Communication in Construction Teams book cover

    Communication in Construction Teams

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Emmitt, Christopher Gorse

    Construction teams are usually complex, interdisciplinary and temporary, and, as such, the need for effective communication is crucial. However, published data regarding the manner in which individuals interact within the temporary project team is scarce, with little other than anecdotal evidence…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge
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  • Relational Contracting for Construction Excellence: Principles, Practices and Case Studies book cover

    Relational Contracting for Construction Excellence

    Principles, Practices and Case Studies, 1st Edition

    By Albert P Chan, Daniel W Chan, John F Yeung

    Improved efficiency and effectiveness in the construction industry provide huge potential savings. Various forms of relational contracting such as partnering, alliancing, public private partnership (PPP), and joint venture are good examples of this. Relational Contracting for Construction…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge
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  • Procurement in the Construction Industry: The Impact and Cost of Alternative Market and Supply Processes book cover

    Procurement in the Construction Industry

    The Impact and Cost of Alternative Market and Supply Processes, 1st Edition

    By William Hughes, Patricia M. Hillebrandt, David Greenwood, Wisdom Kwawu

    Do recent moves in the construction industry towards collaborative working and other new procurement procedures really make good business sense? Procurement in the Construction Industry is the result of research into this question and it includes the first rigorous categorizing of…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge
    Spon Research

  • Fall Prevention Through Design in Construction: The Benefits of Mobile Computing book cover

    Fall Prevention Through Design in Construction

    The Benefits of Mobile Computing, 1st Edition

    By Imriyas Kamardeen

    The role of designers has traditionally been to design a building so that it conforms to accepted local building codes. The safety of workers is left up to the contractor building the designs. Research shows, however, that designers can have an especially strong influence on construction safety…

    Hardback – 2015-06-18
    Routledge
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  • Leadership and Sustainability in the Built Environment book cover

    Leadership and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alex Opoku, Vian Ahmed

    Leadership and sustainability have separately been the subject of numerous studies in a built environment context over the years, but they have yet to be addressed together. The real impact of legislation and guidelines designed to promote sustainability within the construction industry is closely…

    Hardback – 2015-02-05
    Routledge
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  • The Soft Power of Construction Contracting Organisations book cover

    The Soft Power of Construction Contracting Organisations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sai On Cheung, Peter Shek Pui Wong, Tak Wing Yiu

    Across the AEC industry, the non-technical skills possessed by organisations are key to their overall performance. In this study, the particular importance of optimising the so-called "soft power" of organisations, is addressed. Things like organisational culture, responsible corporate behaviour,…

    Hardback – 2015-01-22
    Routledge
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  • OHS Electronic Management Systems for Construction book cover

    OHS Electronic Management Systems for Construction

    1st Edition

    By Imriyas Kamardeen

    Occupational accidents have a massive personal and social cost as well as a major financial cost. The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries, accounting for around 20–30% of all occupational deaths worldwide. The accompanying financial cost is either absorbed directly or…

    Hardback – 2013-01-23
    Routledge
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  • Understanding Organisational Culture in the Construction Industry book cover

    Understanding Organisational Culture in the Construction Industry

    1st Edition

    By Vaughan Coffey

    Since the early 1980s, researchers and practitioners in the organisational and management fields have presumed a link between organisational, or corporate, culture and organisational performance. Whilst many believe this exists, other authors have been critical of the validity of such studies. Part…

    Hardback – 2010-01-25
    Routledge
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  • Construction Supply Chain Economics book cover

    Construction Supply Chain Economics

    1st Edition

    By Kerry London

    This is the first comprehensive investigation of the industrial sourcing and procurement practices throughout sixty-eight construction industry supply channels across seven major commodity sectors at all levels. London presents real-world case studies to combine theory and practice to describe…

    Hardback – 2007-12-12
    Routledge
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  • Very Large Floating Structures book cover

    Very Large Floating Structures

    1st Edition

    Edited by C.M. Wang, E. Watanabe, T. Utsunomiya

    Groundbreaking and comprizing articles by expert contributors, this volume provides a comprehensive treatment of VLFSs and their relationship with the sea, marine habitats, the pollution of costal waters and tidal and natural current flow. It looks in-depth at: VLFS and the colonization of ocean…

    Hardback – 2007-09-06
    CRC Press
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  • Microstructure of Smectite Clays and Engineering Performance book cover

    Microstructure of Smectite Clays and Engineering Performance

    1st Edition

    By Roland Pusch, Raymond N. Yong

    Certain wastes such as nuclear wastes, are so hazardous that their disposal creates a major challenge requiring considerable technical skill and understanding. Their effective isolation in the ground depends on the properties of the surrounding clays. This authoritative book explains the detailed…

    Hardback – 2005-11-24
    CRC Press
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  • Performance-Based Optimization of Structures: Theory and Applications book cover

    Performance-Based Optimization of Structures

    Theory and Applications, 1st Edition

    By Qing Quan Liang

    Performance-Based Optimization of Structures introduces a method to bridge the gap between structural optimization theory and its practical application to structural engineering. The Performance-Based Optimization (PBO) method combines modern structural optimisation theory with performance based…

    Hardback – 2004-09-30
    CRC Press
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  • Free-Standing Tension Structures: From Tensegrity Systems to Cable-Strut Systems book cover

    Free-Standing Tension Structures

    From Tensegrity Systems to Cable-Strut Systems, 1st Edition

    By Binbing Wang

    Architects are constantly looking for new methods to create large indoor spaces unhindered by columns and other supports. Tensile and cable-strut structures are one method of producing such spaces. They also enable the creation of different shaped spaces allowing architects more scope for…

    Hardback – 2004-07-22
    CRC Press
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