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Improving the Performance of Construction Industries for Developing Countries

Improving the Performance of Construction Industries for Developing Countries

Author: Pantaleo D. Rwelamila

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000288599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 14

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This book documents the experiences, development, and prospects of the construction industry in numerous developing countries. It will provide a strong base of reference for countries looking to improve their construction industries as part of their wider economic development programme. The opening chapter presents a strategic overview of the contents of the book, and each country-specific chapter is structured to consider the legal and policy frameworks, administrative infrastructure and procedures, and implementation mechanisms, as well as the experiences, current activities, and future plans and programmes with respect to construction industry development in each country. The concluding chapter looks forward and considers the implications of future trends for the construction industries in developing countries and the actions which will be required to address them. Chapters cover: India, Singapore, Chile, South Africa, Tanzania, Malaysia, Botswana, Ghana, Uganda, Indonesia, China, Croatia, and Eswatini. Readers will learn about the wealth of comparable stories from global coverage from the detailed country-specific cases. Building on important scholarly works in the field, this book is essential reading for academics, researchers, and policy makers in built environments, economics, construction management, infrastructure management, and the wider construction industry.

Managing Construction Industry Development

Managing Construction Industry Development

Author: George Ofori

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9971691817

Category: Construction industry

Page: 341

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This study looks at how the construction industry of developing countries can be improved, with special attention to the role and importance of a central agency in administering the industry's continuous development.The book first reviews the nature and problems facing the construction industry in developing countries and the recommendations commonly made, which in turn show the need for action of a different nature. Part 2 then focuses on the Singapore experience over a 25-year period as it attempted to develop its industry without a central agency for construction development, later set up as the CIBD of Singapore, while Part 3 considers the circumstances behind the Board's formation and assesses its work. Lessons from Singapore's experience especially relating to the setting up and work of a central agency, and factors contributing to the success of such an agency, are discussed in the final part.

New Perspectives on Construction in Developing Countries

New Perspectives on Construction in Developing Countries

Author: George Ofori

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136940620

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

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Developing countries face the challenge of maintaining economic growth and socio-economic development, at the core of which sits the construction industry. Considerable research on construction in developing countries took place in the 1970's and 1980's, but little since, a gap which this book fills. Including contributions from prominent academics and practitioners in Australia, China, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, and the UK, this is a truly international analysis of a subject of global interest. The most insightful and relevant of recent research on topics such as Millennium Development Goals, the informal construction sector, human resource development, technology, finance and social change, are all addressed in the context of the construction industry in the developing world. Also considered are other key aspects of construction industry development such as institution building, nurturing of contractors and consultants and championing of industry development programmes. While the challenge has grown and the needs have become even more pressing, the research to date has rarely presented effective solutions. Focussing on those aspects of the construction industry most crucial to development, this is a much needed up-to-date study that sheds new light on a variety of concepts and issues. This is essential reading for researchers, professionals and students interested in the construction industry in developing countries. Readers of this book will be interested in its companion volume; Contemporary Issues of Construction in Developing Countries.

Construction Digitalisation

Construction Digitalisation

Author: Douglas Aghimien

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000415957

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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This book explores construction digitalisation, particularly in developing countries. The book conceptualises a digitalisation capability maturity model that will enable construction organisations to self-assess and benchmark their digital capabilities in their quest for digital transformation. Digitalisation offers a significant solution to the age-long problems of the construction industry. Research shows that when construction organisations transform from a traditional service delivery approach to a more digitalised approach, significant improvement in project delivery and better competitive advantage for these organisations will be attained. The attainment of these benefits is evident in developed countries where the digitalisation of construction activities continues apace. Unfortunately, the story is not the same for construction organisations in developing economies. While some organisations might be willing to be digitally transformed, most have no clue how to go about it. To this end, this book provides guidelines for construction organisations seeking to transform their entities digitally. Its content is a valuable read for construction company owners as it provides a model which they can use in the digitalisation of their activities. Also, regulatory bodies in the construction industry can adopt the capabilities identified in the book as essential prerequisites for their members. Furthermore, the book serves as excellent theoretical background reading for management researchers seeking to expand their knowledge on the digitalisation of the construction industry and other associated industries.

The Construction Industry

The Construction Industry

Author: George Ofori

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9971691485

Category: Construction industry

Page: 236

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This basic text offers a comprehensive and fundamental description of the construction industry and the construction process, citing examples from several countries at various stages of development. It considers the features of the industry, describes factors influencing the demand for, and supply of construction, problems facing the industry and ways of planning for and managing its development.The book should be a basic source of information on the construction industry for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in architecture, construction management, quantity surveying, related engineering fields and estate management. It should also be of relevance to administrators of the construction industry.

The Construction Industry in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Construction Industry in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author: Clinton Aigbavboa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030265281

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

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This book gathers papers from the 11th Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) Postgraduate Research Conference, held on 28–30 July 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference provided an essential forum for reviewing and generating knowledge on Construction 4.0 and, consequently, highlighted processes and practices that allow us to deliver and operate built environment assets more effectively and efficiently by focusing on physical-to-digital and digital-to-physical transformation. The event addressed three broad themes: Industrial production (prefabrication, 3-D printing and assembly, offsite and advanced manufacturing); Cyber-physical systems (actuators, sensors, IoT, robots and cobots for repetitive and dangerous tasks, and drones for mapping, progress monitoring, safety and quality inspections, lifting, moving and positioning); and Technologies (digital ecosystems, digital platforms, BIM, video and laser scanning, AI and cloud computing, big data and data analytics, reality capture, blockchain, simulation, virtual and augmented reality, data standards and interoperability, and vertical and horizontal integration). Given its scope, the book will be of interest to all construction industry and architectural professionals who want to learn about cutting-edge technologies applied to construction

Construction in Indonesia

Construction in Indonesia

Author: Toong-Khuan Chan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000574258

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

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Construction in Indonesia presents an in-depth analysis of the construction sector and suggests pathways to further improve the performance and efficiency of the industry. Experts in economics, management, and engineering have examined all aspects of the Indonesian construction sector to provide readers with unique insights into the workings of this important sector of the economy, and to analyse how both economic growth and policies have contributed to Indonesia’s development and how lessons learned can be used to guide future growth. Indonesia’s construction industry is set to grow rapidly after a decade of extensive investments in public infrastructure projects emphasizing new transportation, utilities, and social infrastructure buildings. The book is divided into two sections: Looking Back will focus on a critical analysis of the construction industry, its achievements and its failures, and the impact of the efficiency of the sector in bringing about improvements to overall quality of life. The primary purpose of the second section, Moving Forward, is to suggest directions and emphases for future action by the government of Indonesia (and other stakeholders) to promote the continued development of the construction industry. This book will be a valuable resource for policy makers in government and industry and other stakeholders to obtain a succinct view of the sector in the archipelago and to appreciate its potential to bring about improvements to the quality of life in Indonesia.

Business Management

Business Management

Author: Claes-Axel Andersson

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9221087557

Category: Construction industry

Page: 132

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Site Management

Site Management

Author: Claes-Axel Andersson

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9221087530

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 102

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An important starting point in considering the technical aspects of planning and site management is the wide choice of possible technologies, which is one of the special features of the construction industry.; This handbook illustrates the management of construction projects with worked examples and test-planning skills with exercises in management practice.

Decision Support for Construction Cost Control in Developing Countries

Decision Support for Construction Cost Control in Developing Countries

Author: Pettang, Chrispin

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466698741

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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The continued growth of emerging nations depends largely on the development of their built infrastructures and communities. Roads, dams, bridges, hospitals, schools, and housing are all examples of the built environment that impacts economic improvements in the developing world. Decision Support for Construction Cost Control in Developing Countries explores how the construction industry contributes to a nation’s GDP and the related cost issues and proposed cost reduction solutions for construction projects and initiatives in developing regions. Emphasizing the role of decision support systems for reducing and managing the costs associated with construction projects, this title is an essential reference source for civil engineers, business and engineering managers, project managers, researchers, and professionals in the construction industry.