Title

Performance measures for construction

Date of this Version

1-1-2015

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

Citation only

Langston, C. (2015). Performance measures for construction. In R. Best, & J. Meikle (Eds.), Measuring Construction: Prices, Output and Productivity (pp. 157-181). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

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2015 HERDC submission

ISBN

9780415659376

Abstract

Extract: The global construction industry is highly competitive, fragmented and cyclical and frequently operates on low margins (Loosemore 2003). Yet construction accounts for a significant portion of economic activity and is a catalyst for many other sectors. The industry is also labour intensive and project specific and involves team relationships that form and disband on a regular basis. It is not surprising, therefore, that construction performance and reform have dominated research within the industry for more than 50 years.

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