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ISBN 9780367735975
Published December 18, 2020 by Routledge
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Book Description

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 book is that as people continue to lead the completion of construction activities, their health, safety, and well-being should be seen as a priority, and valued by stakeholders. As employers and employees, the role of people in construction must be to strive for the improvement of individual lives and society. This edited collection, which is the first book to focus specifically on placing value on people in construction, focuses on people at work, gender at work, conditions at work, and respect at work. In addition to an editorial overview, the book presents tested and refined empirical work and case studies by leading construction researchers from Africa, Australia, and Europe.





Essential reading for researchers, students and professionals interested in construction management, the sociology of construction, HRM in construction, gender, work and health studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction



Chapter 1: People in Construction: Who They Are, Why We Need Them, How to Treat Them



Fidelis Emuze, Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa





Part 1 People at Work





Chapter 2: Developing Health and Safety Competence for People in Construction



David Oloke, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom





Chapter 3: Impact of the Ageing Workforce on the Construction Industry in Australia



Alpana Sivam, Sadasivam Karuppannan, and Nicholas Chileshe, School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia, Australia





Chapter 4: Health and Safety Implications of Skills Supply in Construction



Geraldine John Kikwasi, and Sarah Phoya, Ardhi University, Tanzania





Part 2 Gender at Work





Chapter 5: No More Softly, Softly: Women in the Construction Workforce



Linda Clarke, Elisabeth Michielsens, Sylvia Snijders, and Christine Wall, University of Westminster, United Kingdom





Chapter 6: Women in the Construction Industry: Still the Outsiders



Glenda Strachan, Griffith University, Australia



Erica French, Queensland University of Technology, Australia





Chapter 7: Women in African Construction



Karen le Jeune, and Jane English, University of Cape Town, South Africa





Chapter 8: A New Approach to Studying Gender in Construction



Martin Loosemore, Louise Chappell, Abigail Powell, and Natalie Galea, University of New South Wales, Australia, Andrew Dainty, Loughborough University, United Kingdom





Part 3 Conditions at Work





Chapter 9: The Degree of Health-and-Safety Risk Associated with Construction Project Features



Patrick Manu, University of the West of England, United Kingdom





Chapter 10: The Relationship between Occupational and Behavioural Health Risks



Helen Lingard, Michelle Turner, and Sara Charlesworth, RMIT University, Australia





Chapter 11: The work-life experiences of civil engineers



Valerie Francis, University of Melbourne, Australia





Chapter 12: Drivers of Construction Job Insecurity in South Africa



Clinton Aigbavboa, and Lerato Mathebula, University of Johannesburg, South Africa





Part 4 Respect at Work





Chapter 13: From "Respect for People" to "Not Elsewhere Classified": Examining What Classifications Tell Us about How We Value Labour in Construction, Paul W Chan, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, Steve McCabe, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom





Chapter 14: The Commodification of Worker Health, Safety and Well-being: CSR in Practice



Fred Sherratt, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom





Chapter 15: Showing Consideration for People in Construction



John Smallwood, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa



Fidelis Emuze, Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa

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Biography



Fidelis Emuze is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Built Environment, and Head of the Unit for Lean Construction and Sustainability at the Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa. Lean construction, health, safety, and well-being and sustainability constitutes the primary research interest of Dr Emuze, who is a member of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management and the Lean Construction Institute. Dr Emuze is the Coordinator of CIB TG59 - People in Construction task group. 



John Smallwood is Professor of Construction Management at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Both his MSc and his Ph.D. (Construction Management) addressed health and safety (H&S). He is a National Research Foundation rated researcher specialising in construction related issues such as H&S, ergonomics, and health and wellbeing. Dr Smallwood is the immediate past Coordinator of CIB TG59 - People in Construction task group.