Construction Partnering and Integrated Teamworking

Author: Gill Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 140517207X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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‘As long as government continues to push collaborative working and best value, partnering will be in vogue’ If you are implementing partnering in your organisation and don’t know where to start, this book covers everything you’ll need - explaining all aspects of the partnering relationship from scratch. Construction Partnering & Integrated Teamworking provides information and instruction on the full range of topics in sufficient depth and tells you: how to do it the tools you’ll need the pitfalls to avoid. With its accessible and practical approach, Construction Partnering & Integrated Teamworking trains you in the essential elements of partnering. The authors Since setting up Mike Thomas Ltd in 1997, Gill and Mike Thomas have facilitated more than 400 project and strategic team workshops including partnering, value and risk management, post-project reviews, team-building and best practice training.

Aspects of Building Design Management

Author: Stephen Emmitt
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1844075109
Format: PDF, ePub
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Approaches this increasingly complex and evolving sector from the different perspectives of key stakeholders. Covers a diverse range of core themes, from managing design information to cultural issues.

Construction Collaboration Technologies

Author: Paul Wilkinson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415358590
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Since the late 1990s, web-based collaboration technologies ('project extranets') have become increasingly widely used within the UK construction industry and are now routinely deployed on the design and construction of thousands of projects. The first book dedicated to the topic, this comprehensive guide will help current and future construction professionals understand, implement and use such systems more effectively. Cutting through the hype and jargon, it offers expert advice and guidance from an industry insider on choosing a software provider, key software features, hosting, legal issues, connectivity, achieving user buy-in and assessing the benefits.

Construction for a Sustainable Environment

Author: Robert Sarsby
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203856910
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The past fifty years have seen rapid development of public and governmental awareness of environmental issues. Engineers and scientists have made tangible contributions to environmental protection. However, further theoretical and practical developments are necessary to address mankind’s growing demands on the environment. Construction for a Sustainable Environment includes recent developments relating to construction and the environment, including: (1) engineered disposal of wastes; (2) treatment of contaminated and derelict land; (3) sustainable construction and infrastructure; (4) supporting the natural environment. Construction for a Sustainable Environment presents clear evidence that common sustainability issues are encountered throughout the world and that only a concerted, international and interdisciplinary approach can tackle these issues.

Procurement Routes for Partnering

Author: Jon Broome
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727731364
Format: PDF
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This book is aimed at those who want to apply or improve the application of partnering in the construction and heavy engineering industries to their projects. It focuses on procurement aspects based on the premise that unless the commercial and contractual conditions align objectives, there is little stimulus to change the culture and integrate processes and teams to achieve the outstanding results that can be attained through partnering. This invaluable book presents detailed information about the partnering and procurement process, which will lead to better delivery of construction projects. More specifically Procurement routes for partnering looks at: A practical model for applying partnering in your projects. The principles and tools - as well as a generic process for developing any procurement strategy. A review of traditional contractual arrangements; when to use them and their suitability for partnering. The concepts, process and mechanisms for developing a balanced incentive plan. Specific considerations when using incentives to improve time, quality, performance in use, service and/or health and safety. The ten key implementation points when using target and reimbursable contracts. When to use alliances - both project and strategic, and their key implementation points from a procurement perspective. Written in accessible language and using accelerated learning techniques to promote comprehension and retention, Procurement Routes for Partnering translates leading edge thinking and academic rigour to the level of practical application. It is a 'must read' for any construction professional involved in setting up a partnering relationship.

Lean Culture for the Construction Industry

Author: Gary Santorella
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351736876
Format: PDF, Docs
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Many of the struggles that we are currently experiencing when attempting to implement Lean in the construction environment are the direct result of applying Lean tools out of proper context. Understanding Lean as an overall operating system will help to avert this all too common pitfall. An in-depth exploration of the application of Lean initiatives in the construction industry, Lean Culture for the Construction Industry: Building Responsible and Committed Project Teams, Second Edition provides updated chapters with new insights on the relationships between owners, architects, general contractors and subcontractors - demonstrating how Kaizan events focused on building positive culture through vulnerability-based trust improved processes and eliminated work stoppages. Lean tools alone don't lead to successful Lean initiatives: the missing piece is culture. Written by a veteran consultant in the construction field, the book draws a connection between how construction professionals act as leaders and how their attitude and behavior affect productivity and waste daily. While value stream mapping is an important tool for righting broken processes and resolving conflicts, future state maps will fail if leaders continue to work in silos, protect their territories, and don't see that their success is directly tied to the success of their co-leaders. The author expands the notion of ethics beyond the simple litmus test of right and wrong, so team leaders can adopt professional and productive attitudes and behaviors toward the implementation of Lean improvements. This book demonstrates how, in an industry where waste is rampant, and depends on wide range of people and personalities to successfully build a job, Lean thinking can make the difference between a profitable, competitive construction team, and mass inefficiencies, stunted profitability, and lost future opportunities.

Partnering in the Construction Industry

Author: John Bennett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136374760
Format: PDF, ePub
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Partnering is the most effective way of tackling construction projects. This book explains how clients and construction firms using partnering can achieve ever higher levels of efficiency and certainty to provide world class buildings and infrastructure of all kinds. Detailed guidance about the actions that clients and professionals new to partnering need to take is given followed by advice about the actions individual firms can take to get the maximum benefits from partnering. Finally the book describes how highly developed forms of partnering are developing into strategic collaborative working that turns construction into a genuinely modern industry able to meet all customers’ needs. The book is designed to be used flexibly by a variety of readers, with coloured sections and executive summaries built into the body of the text to enable senior managers to get a quick overview of the guidance provided. The detailed guidance provides those at the workface with the ammunition needed to cooperate with those around them in doing their best work. The guidance is supported by check lists that help ensure everyone involved knows what they need to do to match and then exceed today’s best practice. Construction clients will learn how to get high quality, reliable and fast completion and a firm price that represents best value for money. This book helps everyone in the construction industry be fairly rewarded for delivering best practice. The expert guidance also gives the construction industry the time and resources needed to give proper attention to all aspects of quality including sustainability and total life cycle costs. to match and then exceed today’s best practice.

Trusting the Team

Author: John Bennett
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780704905030
Format: PDF
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This report discusses the benefits and costs of partnering and deals with the specifics of the two main types of partnering - project partnering and strategic partnering. It provides practical advice and guidance on how you can apply partnering to your organisation and details the contractual and legal issues.

Integrating Project Delivery

Author: Martin Fischer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470587350
Format: PDF
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A revolutionary, collaborative approach to design and construction project delivery Integrated Project Delivery is the first book-length discussion of IPD, the emergent project delivery method that draws on each stakeholder's unique knowledge to address problems before they occur. Written by authors with over a decade of research and practical experience, this book provides a primer on IPD for architects, designers, and students interested in this revolutionary approach to design and construction. With a focus on IPD in everyday operation, coverage includes a detailed explanation and analysis of IPD guidelines, and case studies that show how real companies are applying these guidelines on real-world projects. End-of-chapter questions help readers quickly review what they've learned, and the online forum allows them to share their insights and ideas with others who either have or are in the process of implementing IPD themselves. Integrated Project Delivery brings together the owners, architect, engineers, and contractors early in the development stage to ensure that problems are caught early, and to address them in a collaborative way. This book describes the parameters of this new, more efficient approach, with expert insight on real-world implementation. Compare traditional procurement with IPD Understand IPD guidelines, and how they're implemented Examine case studies that illustrate everyday applications Communicate with other IPD adherents in the online forum The IPD approach revolutionizes not only the workflow, but the relationships between the stakeholders – the atmosphere turns collaborative, and the team works together toward a shared goal instead of viewing one another as obstructions to progress. Integrated Project Delivery provides a deep exploration of this approach, with practical guidance and expert insight.

Construction Project Teams

Author: Tim Cornick
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727727459
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book addresses the important issues involved in forming effective and profitable teams for construction projects - both within and between client, design and construction firms. It is divided into two main sections. The first contains theories related to particular aspects of project teams, with key points illustrating their practical application. The second contains real and simulated building and civil engineering case studies, each concluding with corrective lessons to aid successful construction project team building.