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The construction industry continues to face substantial demands for improvement in quality and cost control, and a reduction in contract disputes. A number of management concepts have been promoted to help achieve this, but many in the industry find the concepts confusing and are sceptical about their usefulness.This book brings together, in a single volume, the main management concepts relevant to the construction industry, providing an objective account of the concepts and showing how they interrelate:* value management* buildability* benchmarking* total quality management* partnering and alliancing* supply chain management (new for this edition)* re-engineeringIn addition to a new chapter, a new section on strategic alliancing has been added. Text and references have been updated throughout.
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