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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/28872
Title:
Understanding the Construction Client
Authors:
Boyd, David; Chinyio, Ezekiel A.
Abstract:
This book breaks new ground by creating a framework to understand clients' actions and needs. Most construction management books focus on improving the construction process; this one focuses on a better engagement with the client. It challenges conceptions of both the construction industry and clients' businesses so that a more effective process and greater client satisfaction can be achieved. The book suggests that 'buildings are not about building but about changing and developing the client'. The technical, organisational and psychological aspects of this are described and analysed in detail so that current experience can be explained and better practice determined. The book offers well-researched information about clients in a number of sectors - developers, supermarkets, NHS, government, airports and housing associations - which will help you understand what these client's business or service needs are and how construction fits into this. It demonstrates how to develop an appreciation of the client's perspective with a toolkit for ensuring successful client engagement. This makes Understanding the Construction Client a user-friendly and practical guide, as well as significant text for academia. (Blackwell Publishing)
Publisher:
John Wiley
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/28872
Additional Links:
http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405129786.html
Type:
Book
Language:
en
Description:
This book is based on research supported by the Construction Clients' Group (Constructing Excellence), the current leading construction client forum in the UK, who have formally launched it.
ISBN:
1405129786; 9781405129787
Appears in Collections:
Construction and Infrastructure

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dc.contributor.authorBoyd, David-
dc.contributor.authorChinyio, Ezekiel A.-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-29T12:59:15Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-29T12:59:15Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.isbn1405129786-
dc.identifier.isbn9781405129787-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/28872-
dc.descriptionThis book is based on research supported by the Construction Clients' Group (Constructing Excellence), the current leading construction client forum in the UK, who have formally launched it.en
dc.description.abstractThis book breaks new ground by creating a framework to understand clients' actions and needs. Most construction management books focus on improving the construction process; this one focuses on a better engagement with the client. It challenges conceptions of both the construction industry and clients' businesses so that a more effective process and greater client satisfaction can be achieved. The book suggests that 'buildings are not about building but about changing and developing the client'. The technical, organisational and psychological aspects of this are described and analysed in detail so that current experience can be explained and better practice determined. The book offers well-researched information about clients in a number of sectors - developers, supermarkets, NHS, government, airports and housing associations - which will help you understand what these client's business or service needs are and how construction fits into this. It demonstrates how to develop an appreciation of the client's perspective with a toolkit for ensuring successful client engagement. This makes Understanding the Construction Client a user-friendly and practical guide, as well as significant text for academia. (Blackwell Publishing)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJohn Wileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405129786.htmlen
dc.subjectConstruction managementen
dc.subjectConstruction procurementen
dc.subjectProject performanceen
dc.subjectConstruction clienten
dc.subjectUKen
dc.subjectConstructing Excellenceen
dc.titleUnderstanding the Construction Clienten
dc.typeBooken
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