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Vladimir, Gumilar (author), Przemysław, Dana (author)
To reach ambitious goals of Europe 2020 Strategy, circular economy concepts need to be widely adopted. In terms of construction sector, which generates almost 10% of European GDP but on the other hand consumes enormous quantities of raw materials, other materials and energy, the idea of circular economy can be achieved by strategic,...
conference paper 2017
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Minchin, E. (author), Pan, J. (author), Walters, R.C. (author), Fang, D. (author)
Counterfeiting has been around since ancient times. Counterfeiting in modern times was once widespread and not confined to any geographic region. With the globalization efforts following World War II, counterfeiting became an international problem, much of it emanating from Japan’s developing manufacturing-based economy. As Japan’s economy...
conference paper 2011
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Huovinen, P. (author)
The on-going literature review has revealed a platform of the 62 construction-related business management (BM) concepts, published mainly via the journals between the years 1990-2009. The aim of this paper is to enhance the managing of construction-related businesses in highly environmentally sustainable ways. A focused review resulted in the...
conference paper 2011
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Minchin, E. (author), Li, X.X. (author)
The traditional system of design-bid-build has long been the principal delivery system for horizontal construction; it has been employed by all the transportation departments in the United States for almost a century. The shift toward design-build (DB) as a time saving method has been successful in many ways, but use of the system has exposed...
conference paper 2011
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Fellows, R. (author), Liu, A. (author)
In almost 20 Years since Latham published the interim report ‘Trust and Money’ in which he asserted that there was too little of either in the UK construction industry, has anything changed? This paper addresses issues of what trust is, how it is created and its fragility, and progresses to examine how trust operates in the construction industry...
conference paper 2011
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Preece, C. (author), Phen, L.S. (author), Padfield, R. (author), Papargyropoulou, E. (author)
Increasing calls for action on addressing the negative impact of human activities on the natural environment have lead to the growth of new markets for sustainable solutions. At a more macro level, the role of construction and marketing in economic development has been well established. In striving towards economic growth, a balance between...
conference paper 2011
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Gajendran, T. (author), Brewer, G. (author), Runeson, G. (author), Dainty, A. (author)
The complexity inherent in construction project environments can lead to emergence of informality and vice versa. This paper suggests that studying informalities in projects could lead to identifying paradoxes. Informalities in construction could be conceptualised through an economic or social perspective. Informalities may be explicit and...
conference paper 2011
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Gregori, T. (author), Pietroforte, R. (author)
The changing role of construction at various stages of development has been at the core of debate in the field of construction economics. It has been argued that the construction industry should follow the pattern of manufacturing, its primary supplier, rather than services, even if early studies suggested an S-shaped relationship with GDP per...
conference paper 2011
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Minasowicz, A. (author), Kostrzewa, B. (author)
The analysis proposed is aimed at a detailed risk review for a given project at the stage of value engineering of the integrated value and risk management. On the basis of the cost estimate and the time schedule established, for individual groups of works, the cost or time deviations for each task are specified. Expert knowledge is used for this...
conference paper 2011
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