Introduction (Brian Atkin, Jan Borgbrant & Per-Erik Josephson).
Modularisation in the Customisation of Manufactured Housing (Carina Johansson).
Application of Integrated Life Cycle Design to Housing (Mats OÖberg).
Life Cycle Costs of Commercial Buildings – a Case Study (Eva Sterner).
A Life Cycle Cost Approach to Optimising Indoor (Dennis Johansson &Anders Svensson).
Performance Indicators as a Tool for Decisions in the Construction Process (Veronica Yveraås).
Reducing the Risk of Failure in Performance within Buildings (Stephen Burke).
Physical Status of Existing Buildings and their Components with the Emphasis on Future Emissions (Torbjoörn Hall).
Co-ordination of the Design and Building Process for Optimal Building Performance (Niklas Soörensen).
New Concrete Materials Technology for Competitive Construction (Markus Peterson).
Competitiveness in the Context of Procurement (Fredrik Malmberg).
Encouraging Innovation through New Approaches to Procurement (Kristian Wideén).
Public-Private Partnerships – Conditions for Innovation and Project Success (Roine Leiringer).
Pros and Cons in Partnering Structures (Anna Rhodin).
Importance of the Project Team to the Creation of Learning Within and Between Construction Projects (Fredrik Anheim).
Refurbishment of Commercial Buildings: the Relationship between the Project and its Context (AÅsa Engwall).
Improving Project Efficiency through Process Transparency in Management Information Systems (Christian Lindfors).
Improvements Processes in Construction Companies (Peter Samuelsson).
Design Research and the Records of Architectural Design: Expanding the Foundations of Design Tool Development (Robert Fekete).
Communicating Project Concepts and Creating Decision Support from CAAD (Jan Henrichseén).
Using 4D CAD in the Design and Management of Vertical Extensions to Existing Buildings (Susan Bergsten).
Importance of Architectural Attributes in Facilities Management (Ulf Nordwall).
Conclusions (Brian Atkin, Jan Borgbrant & Per-Erik Josephson).
The book would be especially useful to post graduate and final year undergraduate students looking for useful advice on a vast range of research methodologies, as well as examining the topics in some detail.
Chris Hill Ms PGD MCIOB MCMI ILTM
* shows how to improve construction - not just a commentary on what is wrong
* considers not only new build work but refurbishment of existing buildings
* draws on a national research programme involving major industrialists and academic researchers