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Project Quality Management - Critical Success Factors for Buildings (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed.... Project Quality Management - Critical Success Factors for Buildings (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014)
Sui Pheng Low, Joy Ong
R2,792 Discovery Miles 27 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book presents the development of the Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS), Singapore's de facto quality performance measurement system, explains the application of the Quality Management System (QMS) to manage CONQUAS and identifies 33 critical success factors (CSFs) for achieving high CONQUAS scores. Through CONQUAS, the reader benefits from understanding how the Singapore government developed and implemented the first objective system for measuring what many building professionals have perceived to be elusive quality standards in the construction industry. The book presents both the theoretical concepts as well as the practical aspects to achieving strategic Project Quality Management that is anchored on the CSFs to building best practices. To realistically reflect the practical aspects and challenging issues faced by stakeholders in the construction industry, questionnaire surveys were conducted with building professionals to distinguish the importance level and extent of adoption of the 33 CSFs (identified from a comprehensive review of the extant literature) in influencing and affecting the achievement of high CONQUAS scores. These were further anchored by in-depth interviews with quality experts in the Singapore construction industry to provide a better understanding of issues relating to strategic Project Quality Management. Collectively, the empirical findings collated from the building professionals suggest that while the CSFs identified are known tenets of quality, these were still not being followed in their totality. A further case study was conducted through a formal set of in-depth interviews with the quality assurance team of a construction company who has direct involvement before, during and after their tremendous improvements in the CONQUAS scores attained. The strength of this book therefore represents a true account and reflections of real-life practices and experiences in the construction industry for contractors, quality managers and policy-makers to learn from. Although the context of this book relates to the Singapore experience, the lessons and recommendations are equally relevant and applicable to the global construction industry in both the developing and developed countries whose stakeholders (in both the public and private sectors) wish to understand how CONQUAS works, and how the CSFs identified can likewise be implemented for strategic Project Quality Management to building best practices. The book is therefore of interests to researchers, academia and practitioners in the construction industry as well as in other sectors of the economy (in Singapore and other countries) where learning points may be used for enhancing project quality management for buildings.

Building Timbers and Architects' Specifications, Incorporated with Which Is Part of Haworth's Practical Timber... Building Timbers and Architects' Specifications, Incorporated with Which Is Part of Haworth's Practical Timber Measurer (Paperback)
J. Davies
R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Elementary Woodwork for Use in Manual Training Classes (Paperback): Frank Henry Selden Elementary Woodwork for Use in Manual Training Classes (Paperback)
Frank Henry Selden
R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Elementary Woodwork for Use in Manual Training Classes (Hardcover): Frank Henry Selden Elementary Woodwork for Use in Manual Training Classes (Hardcover)
Frank Henry Selden
R690 Discovery Miles 6 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hand Made Furniture and How to Make It .. (Paperback): Albert G. Glidden Hand Made Furniture and How to Make It .. (Paperback)
Albert G. Glidden
R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book (Paperback): Thomas Sheraton The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book (Paperback)
Thomas Sheraton
R736 Discovery Miles 7 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shipping Container Homes - 25 Geniously Simple Shipping Container Homes With Guides To Build Them: (Tiny Houses Plans, Interior... Shipping Container Homes - 25 Geniously Simple Shipping Container Homes With Guides To Build Them: (Tiny Houses Plans, Interior Design Books, Architecture Books) (Paperback)
Jamie Allard
R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Project Communication Management in Complex Environments (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014): Zhong... Project Communication Management in Complex Environments (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014)
Zhong Ying, Low Sui Pheng
R3,485 Discovery Miles 34 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This unique book that deals with project communication management in complex environments, taking a leaf from China's experience with a major earthquake in Sichuan, would be a timely contribution to fill this lacuna. Readers would be able to understand how companies and organizations that are unprepared for crisis management would react to their detriment. The lessons provided in this book are the only one of its kind to highlight the lessons for companies and organizations to prepare themselves for successful project communication management through the complexity-informed framework. Although the book is written by two building professionals, the concepts and lessons presented are generic and equally applicable for businesses outside of the construction industry; for example, for airports, resorts, hotels, shipyards, etc.

Plumbing - A Guide for the Illinois Apprentice Plumber (Paperback): Reese Menard Plumbing - A Guide for the Illinois Apprentice Plumber (Paperback)
Reese Menard
R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Infrastructure Investments in Developing Economies - The Case of Vietnam (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed.... Infrastructure Investments in Developing Economies - The Case of Vietnam (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015)
Giang Dang, Low Sui Pheng
R3,208 Discovery Miles 32 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book aims to provide knowledge on how infrastructure is planned and built in a typical developing country, and what key variables are there in the system limiting the efficient use of public investments in infrastructure. The book begins with a comprehensive literature review on construction and economic development, and trade and economic development. The focus of the book is on the case of Vietnam, with lessons drawn for other developing economies. The book employs the mixed use of data to provide a stronger basis for analysis and interpretation of related government policies. Based on the research findings, the book recommends significant capacity building work for Vietnam to develop capacities that would remove constraints on the efficient use of public investments in infrastructure. The general principles of significant capacity building work which are useful for policy implications are introduced in the book. Analysts, academics, public and private communities in developing countries can adopt the research findings as guiding principles to bring about changes in their current use of public investments in infrastructure, thus supporting their trade and economic growth in the long term.

The Contractors', Builders', and Carpenters' Building Table and Estimate Book (Paperback): L.E. Brown The Contractors', Builders', and Carpenters' Building Table and Estimate Book (Paperback)
L.E. Brown
R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Carpenter's and Joiner's Hand-Book (Paperback): Henry Wells Holly The Carpenter's and Joiner's Hand-Book (Paperback)
Henry Wells Holly
R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Performance-Based Contracts for Road Projects - Comparative Analysis of Different Types (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the... Performance-Based Contracts for Road Projects - Comparative Analysis of Different Types (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014)
Ashish Gajurel
R3,210 Discovery Miles 32 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book focuses on the aspects of contracting contracts, basically related to road construction and management contracts. The book presents an analytical study of Performance-Based Road Management and Maintenance (PMMR), Funktionsbauvertrag (FBV) (Function-Based Construction Contract) and Public Private Partnerships (PPP). A separate chapter is also included about the comparative study of these contract types. The book provides useful material for university libraries, construction companies and government departments of construction.

Construction Safety and Waste Management - An Economic Analysis (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015):... Construction Safety and Waste Management - An Economic Analysis (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015)
Rita Yi Man Li
R2,362 Discovery Miles 23 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This monograph presents an analysis of construction safety problems and on-site safety measures from an economist's point of view. The book includes examples from both emerging countries, e.g. China and India, and developed countries, e.g. Australia and Hong Kong. Moreover, the author covers an analysis on construction safety knowledge sharing by means of updatable mobile technology such as apps in Androids and iOS platform mobile devices. The target audience comprises primarily researchers and experts in the field but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.

The Art and Craft of Cabinet-Making, a Practical Handbook to the Construction of Cabinet Furniture, the Use of Tools, Formation... The Art and Craft of Cabinet-Making, a Practical Handbook to the Construction of Cabinet Furniture, the Use of Tools, Formation of Joints, Hints on Designing and Setting Out Work, Veneering, Etc. Together with a Review of the Development of Furniture (Hardcover)
David Denning
R787 Discovery Miles 7 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Woodwork for the Grades (Hardcover): Frank Henry Selden Woodwork for the Grades (Hardcover)
Frank Henry Selden
R723 Discovery Miles 7 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Woodwork for the Grades (Paperback): Frank Henry Selden Woodwork for the Grades (Paperback)
Frank Henry Selden
R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hand Made Furniture and How to Make It .. (Hardcover): Albert G. Glidden Hand Made Furniture and How to Make It .. (Hardcover)
Albert G. Glidden
R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Building Timbers and Architects' Specifications, Incorporated with Which Is Part of Haworth's Practical Timber... Building Timbers and Architects' Specifications, Incorporated with Which Is Part of Haworth's Practical Timber Measurer (Hardcover)
J. Davies
R720 Discovery Miles 7 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them (Paperback): Rolfe Cobleigh Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them (Paperback)
Rolfe Cobleigh
R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them (Hardcover): Rolfe Cobleigh Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them (Hardcover)
Rolfe Cobleigh
R755 Discovery Miles 7 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Veneering and Inlaying (Hardcover): G. M. Nyman Veneering and Inlaying (Hardcover)
G. M. Nyman
R536 Discovery Miles 5 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Poultry Architecture - A Practical Guide for Construction of Poultry Houses, Coops and Yards (Hardcover): George Burnap Fiske Poultry Architecture - A Practical Guide for Construction of Poultry Houses, Coops and Yards (Hardcover)
George Burnap Fiske
R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Handbook for Teachers - A Course in Manual Training for Grammar Schools (Hardcover): W. W. Murray Handbook for Teachers - A Course in Manual Training for Grammar Schools (Hardcover)
W. W. Murray
R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Building Timbers and Architects' Specifications, Incorporated with Which Is Part of Haworth's Practical Timber... Building Timbers and Architects' Specifications, Incorporated with Which Is Part of Haworth's Practical Timber Measurer (Hardcover)
J. Davies
R721 Discovery Miles 7 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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