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Sustainable Value Management for Construction Projects

Sustainable Value Management for Construction Projects

Author: Ayodeji E. Oke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319541518

Category: Architecture

Page: 195

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This book provides a unique guide to value management and sustainability in construction to researchers and professional. The book provides a better understanding of the concept of value management, the basis of sustainable construction and thereafter, demonstrates how using the principles of value management can help to achieve successful construction projects that are financially viable, socially beneficial and do not damage the environment. The book serves as an introduction to value management for scholars and researchers at all levels; and also as a practical guide for construction professionals, employers and other stakeholders in the construction industry.

Value Management Implementation in Construction

Value Management Implementation in Construction

Author: Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781802624076

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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Value Management Implementation in Construction addresses various factors that can enhance the application of the discipline as well as its adoption among concerned stakeholders and discusses the practice of value management in various developed and developing countries.

Value Management of Construction Projects

Value Management of Construction Projects

Author: John Kelly

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118351239

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 568

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Value Management is a philosophy, set of principles and a structured management methodology for improving organisational decision-making and value-for-money. The second edition builds on the success of the first edition by extending the integrated value philosophy, methodology and tool kit to describe the application of Value Management to the areas of service delivery, asset management, and, Programmes, in addition to Projects, products and processes. Value Management is a well-established methodology in the international construction industry, and in the UK has been endorsed as good practice in a range of government sponsored reports. In this book the authors have addressed the practical opportunities and difficulties of Value Management by synthesising the background, international developments, benchmarking and their own extensive consultancy and action research experience in Value Management to provide a comprehensive package of theory and practice. The second edition retains the structure of the first edition, covering methods and practices, frameworks of value and the future of value management. It has been thoroughly updated, and a number of new chapters added to encapsulate further extensions to current theory and practice. In particular, the new edition responds to: A range of recent UK industry and government publications; and most notably BS EN 16271:2012 - Value management: Functional expression of the need and functional performance specification; the imminent update of BS EN 12973:2000 Value Management; BS EN 1325 Value Management – Vocabulary, Terms and definitions; the changes to "Value for Europe" governing the training and certification of Value Management in European Union countries; the UK Government’s Management of Value (MoV) initiative, together with other leading reports, international guidance and standards on Value Management. Research in Value Management undertaken since publication of the first edition. Changes in Value Management practice particularly in Programmes and Projects. Developments in the theory of value, principally value for money measures, whole life value option appraisal, and benefits realisation. Initiatives in asset management initiatives covering the management of physical infrastructure, for example the recent launch of a suite of three standards under the generic title of BS ISO 55000: 2014 Asset Management, and its predecessor BSI PAS55 2008 “Asset Management: Specification For The Optimized Management Of Physical Assets” The second edition contains a dedicated chapter of exemplar case studies drawn from the authors’ experience, selected to demonstrate the new areas of theory and practice. An Appendix includes an extensive set of tools and techniques of use in Value Management practice. Construction clients, including those in both the public and private sectors, and professionals such as construction cost consultants, quantity surveyors, architects, asset managers, construction engineers, and construction managers will all find Value Management of Construction Projects to be essential reading. It will also be of interest to researchers and students on construction related courses in Higher Education – particularly those at final year undergraduate and at Masters level.

Advances in Civil Engineering Materials

Advances in Civil Engineering Materials

Author: Ar Meor Mohammad Fared Bin Meor Razali

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813365605

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 366

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This book presents selected articles from the 4th International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering 2020, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Written by leading researchers and industry professionals, the papers highlight recent advances and address the current issues in the fields of civil engineering and architecture.

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.

Value Management in Construction and Real Estate

Value Management in Construction and Real Estate

Author: Geoffrey Q. P. Shen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317527527

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 182

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This cutting edge study explores alternative methods and tools to obtain value for money while maintaining quality in construction projects, especially large and complex ones. Extensive references throughout will help the reader develop a deeper understanding of the methodology, and self-study questions help to keep you on track. Ideal as a reference for practitioners and the perfect intro for students of construction or real estate.

Advances in Human Factors, Business Management and Leadership

Advances in Human Factors, Business Management and Leadership

Author: Jussi Ilari Kantola

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030808761

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 372

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This book analyzes new theories and practical approaches for promoting excellence in human resource management and leadership. It shows how the principles of creating shared value can be applied to ensure faster learning, training, business development and social renewal. In particular, it presents novel methods and tools for tackling the complexity of management and learning in both business organizations and society. Gathering the proceedings of the AHFE 2021 Conferences on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, and Human Factors in Management and Leadership, held virtually on July 25–29, 2021, from USA, this book provides researchers and professionals with extensive information, practical tools and inspiring ideas for achieving excellence in a broad spectrum of business and societal activities.

Smart Futures, Challenges of Urbanisation, and Social Sustainability

Smart Futures, Challenges of Urbanisation, and Social Sustainability

Author: Mohammad Dastbaz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319745497

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 283

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This book tackles the challenges posed by accelerating urbanization, and demystifies Social Sustainability, the least understood of all the different areas of sustainable development. The volume’s twin focus on these profoundly intertwined topics creates a nuanced and vitally important resource. Large migrations from rural areas to cities without appropriate planning and infrastructure improvements, including housing, education and health care optimization, have created significant challenges across the globe. The authors suggest technology-rich strategies to meet these challenges by careful application of data on population growth and movement to the planning, design, and construction of operational infrastructures that can sustainably support our increasingly rapid population growth.

Emerging Research in Sustainable Energy and Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future

Emerging Research in Sustainable Energy and Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future

Author: Robert J. Howlett

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811587757

Category: Architecture

Page: 364

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This book contains an introduction and 20 studies, each describing a recent research investigation in the area of sustainable and resilient buildings, built environment infrastructure and renewable energy. Contributions are from many different countries of the world and on a range of topics, representing a sample of research within the ‘sustainable energy and buildings’ field. The book begins with chapters on the sustainable design of buildings, followed by descriptions of issues relating to the renovation, restoration and reconstruction of existing buildings, or in one case a railway wagon. The next part of the book covers factors that form barriers or impediments to low or zero carbon buildings, followed by studies of issues relating to policy and certification. There then follow four chapters on various topics related to sustainable buildings – undergraduate courses, insurance issues, biophilia relating to buildings and thermal conductivity measurement. There are several chapters relating to renewable energy, followed by two chapters with a sustainable transport theme, one relating to electric vehicles, and the other about a sustainable road infrastructure. The final chapter is on the manufacture of sustainable building components for the UK housing sector. The book is of use to engineers, scientists, researchers, practitioners, academics and all those who are interested to develop and use sustainability science and technology for the betterment of our planet and humankind, and to mitigate climate change reality.

Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate

Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate

Author: Liyin Shen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662469941

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1266

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These conference proceedings cover an outstanding view for academics and professionals to share research findings on the latest developments in real estate and construction management. The Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM) in collaboration with Chongqing University organized CRIOCM2014, the 19th International Symposium on “Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate.” The proceedings collect 105 selected papers addressing the following key themes: Sustainable Urbanization, Sustainable Construction, Urban Construction and Management, Affordable Housing, Urban Land Development and Utilization, Management for Large Infrastructure Projects, Green Construction Materials and Construction Waste Management, Development and Management for Mountainous Towns, Advancement of Construction Project Management, Redevelopment in Disaster Areas, Law and Policies for Construction and Real Estate, Information Technology for Construction Management and Real Estate and lastly Other Topics.

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management

Author: Peter Fewings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136827624

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 626

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The role of the project manager continues to evolve, presenting new challenges to established practitioners and those entering the field for the first time. This second edition of Peter Fewings' groundbreaking textbook has been thoroughly revised to recognise the increasing importance of sustainability and lean construction in the construction industry. It also tackles the significance of design management, changing health and safety regulation, leadership and quality for continuous improvement of the service and the product. Using an integrated project management approach, emphasis is placed on the importance of effectively handling external factors in order to best achieve an on-schedule, on-budget result, as well as good negotiation with clients and skilled team leadership. Its holistic approach provides readers with a thorough guide in how to increase efficiency and communication at all stages while reducing costs, time and risk. Short case studies are used throughout the book to illustrate different tools and techniques. Combining the theories underpinning best practice in construction project management, with a wealth of practical examples, this book is uniquely valuable for practitioners and clients as well as undergraduate and graduate students for construction project management.