Measuring construction: Prices, output and productivity

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Best, R., & Meikle, J. (Eds.). (2015). Measuring construction: Prices, output and productivity. Abingdon: Routledge.

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Copyright © 2015 selection and editorial material, Rick Best and Jim Meikle; individual chapters, the contributors.




Despite the size, complexity and importance of the construction industry, there has been little study to date which focuses on the challenge of drawing reliable conclusions from the available data. The accuracy of industry reports has an impact on government policy, the direction and outcomes of research and the practices of construction firms, so confusion in this area can have far reaching consequences. In response to this, Measuring Construction looks at fundamental economic theories and concepts with respect to the construction industry, and explains the merits and shortcomings, sometimes by looking at real life examples.

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