Construction UK: Introduction to the Industry

Construction UK: Introduction to the Industry

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  • 9781405159432
  • Paperback
  • English
  • 240
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Dec 2007
This thoroughly readable overview of the nature and history of the construction industry offers a clear understanding of how this vast and complex industry operates. Exploring its main features - the markets, the principal players, and ways of working - it provides a strong basis for further study. Construction UK: introduction to the industry takes a fresh approach to today's key issues - sustainability, safety, efficiency, employment practices and procurement. It explains why things are the way they are and investigates the powerful trends for change. This new edition is updated with: â the latest DTI statistics, including new information on causes accidents â an examination of the effectiveness of initiatives post-Egan â a new section on the influence of European initiatives â expanded coverage of sustainability and the environmental drivers affecting construction - as well as the industry's response â an enlarged section on labour resources and the skills gap â a new look at the role of IT and how it is changing the design, construction and operation of buildings â new case studies on Holyrood and on Wembley Stadium. Students and all those interested in the built environment - architecture, engineering, surveying, construction - will find this a highly accessible and stimulating approach.