Spon Research provides a series of advanced books for built environment researchers and professionals from one of the world’s leading publishers.
Funding and Financing Transport Infrastructure Business Models to Enhance and Enable Financing of Infrastructure in Transport
Valuing People in Construction
Concurrent Engineering in Construction Projects
By 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 ...
By Athena Roumboutsos, Hans Voordijk, Aristeidis Pantelias
September 14, 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 ...
By Fidelis Emuze, John Smallwood
August 10, 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 ...
By Raymond N. Yong, Roland Pusch, Masashi Nakano
May 31, 2017
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 ...
By Peter Newton, Keith Hampson, Robin Drogemuller
November 18, 2016
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 ...
By Daniel W.M. Chan, Joseph H.L. Chan
November 03, 2016
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 ...
By Brian Atkin, Jan Borgbrant
July 27, 2016
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 ...
By Chimay Anumba, John M. Kamara, Anne-Francoise Cutting-Decelle
July 15, 2016
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...
By Alexander Styhre
July 08, 2016
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 ...
By Geoffrey Shen, Peter Brandon, Andrew Baldwin
May 13, 2016
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 ...
By Peter Barrett, Martin Sexton, Angela Lee
May 13, 2016
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. ...
By Ani Raiden, Andrew Dainty, Richard Neale
April 27, 2016
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 ...