Measuring Construction

Measuring Construction
Author : Rick Best
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2015-04-17
ISBN 10 : 9781134687282
ISBN 13 : 1134687281
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring Construction Book Description:

Despite the size, complexity and importance of the construction industry, there has been little study to date which focuses on the challenge of drawing reliable conclusions from the available data. The accuracy of industry reports has an impact on government policy, the direction and outcomes of research and the practices of construction firms, so confusion in this area can have far reaching consequences. In response to this, Measuring Construction looks at fundamental economic theories and concepts with respect to the construction industry, and explains their merits and shortcomings, sometimes by looking at real life examples. Drawing on current research the contributors tackle: industry performance productivity measurement construction in national accounts comparing international construction costs and prices comparing international productivity The scope of the book is international, using data and publications from four continents, and tackling head on the difficulties arising from measuring construction. By addressing problems that arise everywhere from individual project documentation, right up to national industrial accounts, this much-needed book can have an impact at every level of the industry. It is essential reading for postgraduate construction students and researchers, students of industrial economics, construction economists and policy-makers.


RELATED BOOKS:
Measuring Construction
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Rick Best, Jim Meikle
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-17 - Publisher: Routledge

Despite the size, complexity and importance of the construction industry, there has been little study to date which focuses on the challenge of drawing reliable conclusions from the available data. The accuracy of industry reports has an impact on government policy, the direction and outcomes of research and the practices
Measuring Construction
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Rick Best, Jim Meikle
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-17 - Publisher: Routledge

Despite the size, complexity and importance of the construction industry, there has been little study to date which focuses on the challenge of drawing reliable conclusions from the available data. The accuracy of industry reports has an impact on government policy, the direction and outcomes of research and the practices
Measuring Productivity in the Construction Industry
Language: en
Pages: 131
Authors: Rick Best, Jim Meikle
Categories: Construction industry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1973 - Publisher:

Books about Measuring Productivity in the Construction Industry
Accounting for Construction
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Rick Best, Jim Meikle
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-10 - Publisher: Routledge

Accounting for Construction follows on from Measuring Construction, edited by the same team. It extends the coverage of some of the material in the first volume and expands the range of related topics to include, inter alia, shadow economies, accounting for informal construction and the treatment of the built environment
Global Construction Data
Language: en
Pages: 186
Authors: Stephen Gruneberg
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-12 - Publisher: Routledge

Global construction data is vital for contractors, governments, international organisations, policy makers, academic researchers and statisticians. As the global population of the world expands, the sustainability of the built environment raises the political agenda and the need to manage infrastructure and buildings in both urban and rural contexts becomes ever