November 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
Following a number of research initiatives a seven part model
has been developed. It has been made possible to set out challenges
for various key stakeholders and make clear proposals regarding
progressive implementation drawing from various national
The seven key areas for action are:
- A holistic notion of construction
- A shared vision amongst stakeholders
- A balance between markets and social capital
- Dynamic decisions and information
- Evolving knowledge and attitudes
- Awareness of the systemic contribution of construction
- Promotion of the full value delivered to society
Features of this book:
- Takes a global perspective on the ways forward for the
- Identifies seven key areas for action, and the connections between them.
- Based on results from a series of international conferences, survey questionnaires and workshops.
- Published in association with CIB – the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
PART 1 INTRODUCTION/OVERVIEW .
1 Introduction/need for change.
Peter Barrett and Angela Lee.
2 Overview of agenda for change.
PART 2 SEVEN PRIORITY AREAS .
3 Holistic idea of construction.
4 Shared vision amongst stakeholders.
5 Balance of markets and social capital.
6 Dynamic decisions and information.
7 Evolving knowledge and attitudes.
8 Awareness of systemic contribution.
9 Promotion of full value delivered by society.
PART 3 VIEWS AROUND PRIORITY AREAS .
10 Assessing the true value of construction and the built environment.
11 Competing revaluing construction paradigms in practice.
12 The trajectory of construction procurement in the UK 1.
Chris Goodier, Robby Soetanto, Andrew Fleming, Peter McDermott and Simon Austin.
13 Delivering full value through seamless information systems.
G. Aouad, N. Bakis, S. Wu and E. Osaji.
14 Long-term educational implications of revaluing construction.
15 Revaluing construction: a building users’ perspective.
16 Construction is good!.
Angela Lee and Peter Barrett.
17 A wider view: revaluing construction in developing countries.
PART 4 IMPLICATIONS IN PRACTICE AND CONCLUSIONS .
18 Exemplars of ‘revalued’ construction.
19 Stakeholder action areas.
A1 Members of the CIB Revaluing Construction Steering Panel.
A2 Sequence of activities and sources feeding into the CIB revaluing.
construction proactive theme.
A3 Sample revaluing construction covering letter and survey.
A4 International survey questionnaire results.
● Identifies seven key areas for action, and the connections between them
● Based on results from a series of international conferences, survey questionnaires and workshops
● Written by an author who has an international reputation
“Considerable interest to those who wish to understand the important challenges faced by the construction industry’s contribution…interesting insight [into] data collection, analysis and presentation.” (Building Engineer)
'Awareness of the issues addressed in Revaluing Construction should therefore, enable policy makers to create long term solutions that take on board the potential future changes that will take place in construction. Equally, postgraduate and final year undergraduate students in construction and related programmes would find the material in the book very informative on the issues they would have to address in their career.' (McCaffer.com)