Professional Ethics For The Construction Industry

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Professional Ethics For The Construction Industry

Author : Rebecca Mirsky
ISBN : 9781136667596
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Construction professionals have a range of demanding responsibilities; towards clients, their companies, and to abide by government regulations. It is understandable that busy practitioners could forget their ethical responsibilities in the face of these pressures, but maintaining a rigorous ethical standard is crucial to long-term success. Written to meet the ACCE’s requirements for all construction students, this textbook draws on the authors’ industry experience, as well as detailed case studies to introduce and explore ethics in the construction industry. Within each chapter, the authors present the key ethical issues in important areas of construction management such as: Contracts and bidding Documentation Codes and Compliance Discrimination and Harassment Client Relations Lists of further reading and discussion questions will help readers at all levels to develop their understanding of this issue. Written as a resource to accompany students throughout their degrees, this is the ideal book to give students or practitioners the breadth and depth of understanding required to successfully negotiate the ethical challenges facing the construction organization of today.

The Client Role In Successful Construction Projects

Author : Jason Challender
ISBN : 9781351674188
Genre : Architecture
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The Client Role in Successful Construction Projects is a practical guide for clients on how to initiate, procure and manage construction projects and developments. This book is written from the perspective of the client initiating a construction project as part of a business venture and differs from most available construction literature which can externalise the client as a risk to be managed by the design team. The book provides a practical framework for new and novice clients undertaking construction, giving them a voice and enabling them to: Understand the challenges that they and the project are likely to face. Communicate and interact effectively with key stakeholders and professionals within the industry. Understand in straightforward terms where they can have a positive impact on the project. Put in place a client-side due diligence process. Reduce their institutional risk and the risk of project failure. Discover how their standard models are able to co-exist and even transfer to a common client-side procedure for managing a construction project. Written by clients, for clients, this book is highly recommended not only for clients, but for construction industry professionals who want to develop their own skills and enhance their working relationship with their clients. A supporting website for the book will be available, which will give practical examples of the points illustrated in the book and practical advice from specialists in the field.
Category: Architecture

Emerging Governance And Economic Issues In Construction Industry In Malaysia Penerbit Usm

Author : Omar Osman
ISBN : 9789838617505
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The future of construction industry in a globalized, borderless, technology-driven decade is based upon a number of drivers. The book is written to provide a platform for analysis of the construction industry on some governance and economic issues deemed important and can affect the way construction industry will develop and grow in a particular country, particularly Malaysia. The reference to Malaysia may be similar to some but not all countries. The topics covered include governance, role of state and international organizations, innovations, markets and privatizations as well as sustainability. The book should be a basis for future works or research in some of the areas discussed and should provide a specific reading for students at postgraduate and undergraduate levels. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia

Corporate Social Responsibility In The Construction Industry

Author : Michael Murray
ISBN : 9781134232994
Genre : Business & Economics
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The construction process, right through from planning and design to use and demolition, has a major impact on society. Traditionally, concern has been focused on its environmental impact and the quest for sustainability, but this has now extended into the wider remit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Essentially, this means that businesses must act (voluntarily) in a socially ethical manner by developing a policy that encompasses the core principles enshrined by CSR. A unique presentation on a topic of emerging importance, Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry is essential reading for all built environment undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as CEOs and senior managers within construction businesses who may be about to embark on developing a CSR strategy.
Category: Business & Economics

Corruption In The Public Construction Sector

Author : Ming Shan
ISBN : 9789811395505
Genre : Political Science
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This book is committed to provide a holistic view of corruption in the public construction sector, a sector that has been perceived as the most corrupt in the world. Relying on the new findings achieved from a series of qualitative and quantitative studies, this book unveils the specific forms of corruption, the principal causes of corruption, and the prevailing anti-corruption strategies that are used by the current practice. Furthermore, this book provides two metrics that can assess the potential of corruption and the risk of collusion in given public construction projects, respectively. This book will enhance industry and research communities’ understandings of corruption in the public construction sector. It is also informative to policy-makers and can help them come up with some more effective strategies to eliminate corruption in the public construction sector.
Category: Political Science

Engineering Business Professional Ethics

Author : Simon Robinson
ISBN : 9781136405990
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Engineering, as a profession and business, is at the sharp end of the ethical practice. Far from being a bolt on extra to the ‘real work’ of the engineer it is at the heart of how he or she relates to the many different stakeholders in the engineering project. Engineering, Business and Professional Ethics highlights the ethical dimension of engineering and shows how values and responsibility relate to everyday practice. Looking at the underlying value systems that inform practical thinking the book offers a framework for ethical decision-making. Covering global corporate responsibility to the increasing concern for the environment within the engineering business, the book offers ways in which value conflict can be handled. Integrating practice, value and diversity the book helps to prepare the engineer for the ethical challenges of the 21st century. This book is essential reading for all students on courses accredited by the Engineering Council e.g. Civil, Chemical, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering who need to be aware of ethics. Also of interest to practicing engineers and professionals such as Sustainability Managers and Community Workers involved in engineering projects. The authors have worked together in the area of engineering, professional and business ethics for many years and are all members of the National Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of Leeds.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Construction Quality

Author : Glen Copeland
ISBN : 0132171511
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Quality Construction: Do It Right OR Pay The Price addresses the lapse in professional ethics currently undermining segments of the construction industry. Starting with what is expected of any professional in the industry, the authors take readers through the various phases of the industry, reviewing concerns, what's expected, what's being done to discover the problems, and how many of these problems are being litigated. Drawing on the authors' real experience in the construction industry, this text prepares students to take a leadership role in improving the quality of craftsmanship in their chosen field—and not becoming a part of the problem.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Civil Engineering

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924092749823
Genre : Civil engineering
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Construction Superintendents

Author : Len Holm
ISBN : 9780429683107
Genre : Architecture
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Construction Superintendents: Essential Skills for the Next Generation is the first college-level textbook designed to prepare you to take on a site supervisor role on a complex jobsite. The book covers the responsibilities of superintendents in relation to the jobsite project management team, the project owners, designers, and municipal services. The book outlines the development of the superintendent and his or her role and responsibilities in twenty-first century construction projects. Using examples and case studies of cutting-edge jobsite practices from the use of computer applications to leadership and capital development, this book lays out all the functions of a modern site superintendent in an easy-to-understand format. The book includes: coverage of the full spectrum of tasks and skills required from the pre-construction phase, through start-up, operation and close-out, plus advanced topics for those serious about leading the field real-world case studies, forms, and documentation stored on a companion website chapter summaries, review questions, and exercises to aid both teaching and learning. This book fills in the long-standing need for an academic textbook designed as an applied instructional resource suitable for university and college students enrolled in construction management and construction engineering programmes.
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Building A World Class Construction Industry

Author : Mohammed Fadhil Dulaimi
ISBN : UCSD:31822031592520
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The construction industry has developed an image of being the least developed sector of the economy in most countries. The industry is consistently being accused of failing its customers and providing products and services that do not meet expectations. The C21 steering committee has led a national review of the state of the construction industry in Singapore, which was completed, with the publication of the C21 report in October 1999. The report provided an analysis of the state of the industry and a set of recommendations. The committee set a vision for the construction industry for the 21st century to be a world-class builder in the knowledge age. This study builds on the work of the C21 Steering Committee and working groups, and the conclusions of the C21 report. The eight-month study addresses the question of how Singapore's construction industry can change and improve itself. The study starts with a comparison of the C21 report with similar reviews in the UK and Australia. The main fundamental problems and challenges facing the construction industry are not unique but universal. The latest review in the UK, which was one of several in the last 50 years, was different as it was mainly client led. The Australian initiative was part of a national action agenda to improve the different sectors of the industry. This had an impact on the nature of the conclusions and recommendations. The study examined the impact of the C21 report on the construction industry. The study received and analysed survey responses from 200 companies involved in construction including clients, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, specialist contractors, suppliers and manufacturers. The study has established that the level of awareness of the C21 report is not high. Also the respondents provided only moderate support to the potential of the C21 to improve the state of the industry. Therefore, the study strongly recommends a more effective dissemination program to inform the industry of the rationale and philosophies of C21. This program should include discussion forums and feedback on the barriers and enablers for greater improvements. The study has identified 12 key factors that are seen to impede the attempts of the industry to improve its business activities. The industry has, collectively, also identified the main problems to be: client focus on the lowest price at the tendering stage; and the narrow profit margins in construction business activities. However, the different sectors in the industry expressed different views. The study then examined the C21 strategic thrusts and studied the possible enablers and motivators that would help the industry to achieve improvements under nine several categories. The study also explored the differing views in the different groupings. Upon closer examination of the results of the study, one theme that underpins many of the potential solutions is that sustained improvement in a market driven economy can only be recognized by creating the market forces that would demand these improvements. Therefore, the study recommends that an effective way to improve construction business is to adopt a market driven agenda for improvement aimed at delivering changes and improvements that are focused on providing better value products and services to the customer. A key to the achievement of this aim is for the clients of the construction industry led by the biggest among them, to adopt practices that would facilitate this change and empower the industry to realize its potential.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Cpa S Multistate Guide To Ethics And Professional Conduct 2008

Author : Michael A. Crawford
ISBN : 080809176X
Genre : Business & Economics
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CPA's Multistate Guide to Ethics and Professional Conduct provides CPAs with a single reference source regarding ethics and professional standards set by the national and international standard-setting bodies, as well as the individual state societies.
Category: Business & Economics

Construction Cost Estimating

Author : Len Holm
ISBN : 0367902710
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"Construction Cost Estimating equips a new generation of students and early-career professionals with the skills they need to bid successfully on projects. From developing bid strategies to submitting a completed bid, this innovative textbook introduces the fundamentals of construction estimating through a real life case study that unfolds across its 24 chapters. Construction Cost Estimating ensures that readers are familiar with the entire estimating process before they even set foot on the jobsite"--