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Productivity Improvement in Building Life Cycle

Development process, role-players and efficiency improvement

Productivity Improvement in Building Life Cycle
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ISBN: 978-87-403-0601-9
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Pages : 140
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Saeed ★★★★★

I am doing a research in this field and I found this book is highly useful!!! Thanks


The book provides rich insights into building procurement process, new house building process, productivity measurement in construction, building life cycle phases, and the key role players in the building development process and their influences on productivity at their respective phases of operation in the residential building life cycle. Key beneficiaries of the practical and theoretical knowledge provided in the book include industry practitioners, researchers, teachers and students in tertiary education in the field of building construction and property development. Building Control Officers, property consultants, property researchers, project managers, building contractors, quantity surveyors, architects, teachers and students involved in the practice or study of construction management, quantity surveying, real estate, building science, architecture and town and regional planning will benefit from this work.


Executive Summary


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  1. Background
    1. Terms of reference
    2. Purpose of the study
    3. Scope of the study
  2. Context Of The Study
    1. Overarching research initiative
    2. Industry processes
  3. Research Problem And Conceptual Issues
    1. Overview
    2. Background to the research problem
    3. Research aim, questions and objectives
    4. Productivity in context
  4. Research Method
    1. Overview
    2. Conceptual framework for the study
    3. Research implementation process
    4. Case studies: Research strategy and action plan
    5. Method
  5. Results And Discussions
    1. Overview
    2. Residential building life cycle
    3. New house procurement routes
    4. New house building process involving designing from scratch
    5. Productivity measurement points in the building life cycle
    6. Role of stakeholders in the building life cycle
    7. Stakeholder perceptions of the concept of productivity
    8. Relative influence of the phases to the overall productivity outcomes
    9. Key role players’ influence on productivity outcomes
    10. External factors impacting on the productivity outcomes in the RBLC
    11. Relative levels of impact of the role players and the external factors on the RBLC productivity outcomes
    12. Productivity increase leverage points: Where the greatest opportunities lie
  6. Conclusions And Recommendations
    1. Conclusions
    2. Specific recommendations
    3. General recommendations
    4. Recommendations for further research
  7. References
  8. Appendix: Interview Schedule
  9. Endnotes

About the Author

Dr Jasper is a senior lecturer and coordinator of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in construction in the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand.

Jasper has over 17 years of university teaching experience in Nigeria, South Africa and New Zealand. He has over 14 years of construction experience as a quantity surveyor, contracts manager and project director for the development of many building and civil engineering projects.

Jasper has published extensively in leading journals and has presented numerous research papers at international conferences. He has won numerous academic awards, including being a Fellow of the Education Trust of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK, in 2001. He currently serves on a number of boards. He is currently the Secretary and Treasurer of the Auckland Branch Board of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) and a member of the Northern Chapter Board of the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB). He also participated actively as a member of the Sector Reference Group for the New Zealand Productivity Partnership Board. He is the convenor of the annual New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposia (NZBERS), which is a forum for bringing together the built environment practitioners and researchers to share ideas and collaborate in areas of mutual research interests and expertise.

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