Spon Research provides a series of advanced books for built environment researchers and professionals from one of the world’s leading publishers.
Corruption in Infrastructure Procurement: Addressing the Dynamic Criticalities
Funding and Financing Transport Infrastructure: Business Models to Enhance and Enable Financing of Infrastructure in Transport
Valuing People in Construction
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 towards the determination and elimination of its incidence and prevalence in the infrastructure projects. The book conducts a comprehensive examination of the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Marcus C. Jefferies, Steve Rowlinson
July 27, 2018
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...
Athena Roumboutsos, Hans Voordijk, Aristeidis Pantelias
September 11, 2017
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...
Fidelis Emuze, John Smallwood
August 07, 2017
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...