Competition in the Construction Industry

13 Mar 2018

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Select one construction firm and explain the nature of competition in its specific market sector and discuss how it may be advised to secure contracts for future work. Laing O’Rourke is the United Kingdom’s largest privately owned construction firm; it operates internationally across a variety of different sectors within the construction industry. Formerly known as R. O’Rourke & Son until its takeover of Laing Construction ...

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Costing a Building Construction Project

29 Jan 2018

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SALUM NASSOR MOHAMED   Task 1 Identify and further describe any five (3) components of cost in the building construction? Cost is a calculation which can be calculated by evaluating the actual cost which is paid by the client or the contraction industries. The cost of building construction is the process of adding structure to real property. All building construction projects include ...

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Professional Ethics in the Construction Industry

13 Dec 2017

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Introduction The business news headlines of ethical meltdowns of global companies such as Enron, WorldCom, and Tyco, which now have become synonymous with greed, serve as a key reminder to the companies and individuals in business to practice ethical behaviour (Doran, 2004). One of the most frequently reported unethical practices in business is bribery, described as: “the offering of some good, service or money to an appropriate ...

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Social and Affordable Housing in Ireland

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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1.0 What is Social and Affordable Housing? 1.1 Social Housing: Definition According to the Irish Council for Social Housing (2010), "Social Housing can be broadly defined as accommodation provided by a local authority or approved non-profit housing body for persons who are unable to provide accommodation form their own resources". (www.icsh.ie) 1.2 Affordable Housing: Definition As defined by Dublin City Council (2010), "Affordable Housing is a scheme ...

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Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Benefits

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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Chapter 3 Drivers and Barriers of Modern Methods of Construction Work produced by; Blayse (2004), Goodier (2006), Koebel (2008), NHBC Foundation (2006), Pan (2006), Pasquire (2004), Rosenfeld (1994), Sexton (2005), Taylor (2009), The Barker Review, (2003), Venables (2004), The Market Transformation Programme (2008) and The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, (2003) have all suggested the necessity to increase the adoption of Modern Methods of Construction. These ...

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Total Quality Management (TQM) Barriers to Implementation

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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PREFACE This Dissertation Proposal submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements forms part of a Dissertation study for the Award of Master of Science MSc in International Construction Management by the University of Bath through its distance learning programme. The programme operates in Hong Kong in conjunction with Hong Kong University's School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE). This study examines the barriers faced by introducing to ...

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Standard Forms of Contracts in Construction - Benefits

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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The Importance of Using Standard Forms of Contracts in Construction Industry According to the 1996 Act of UK law construction contract has been defined as an agreement in writing or evidenced in writing, under which a party carries out construction operations, arrange for others to carry out construction operations or/and provide labor for carrying out of construction operations (Zaghloul & Hartman, 2003). The contract forms establish the ...

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Causes and Effects of UK Flood Risks

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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This section of the dissertation aims to establish the current extent of the flood risk problem in the UK, its causes, whether and to what extent flood risk in the UK affects the value of property within it and the catalysts behind any affects. This is achieved by the review and appraisal of literature and subject matter relevant to these issues. The risk of flooding has been ...

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Replacement of Existing Air-cooled Chiller Systems

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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Replacement of Existing Air-cooled Chiller Systems by Water-cooled Chiller Systems in Commercial Buildings in Hong Kong Introduction According to F.W.H. Yik, J. Burnett & I.Prescott, the air-cooled chillers in Hong Kong are usually rated at an outdoor temperature of 35 oC and COP of the air-cooled chillers including the condenser fan power is ranging from 2.6 to 2.9. For a direct seawater-cooled chiller plant with seawater entering ...

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Thames Barrier Flood Control

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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Thames Barrier Flood ABSTRACT This is a paper regarding the Thames Barrier. I am trying to present a report on Thames Barrier which is a kind of barrier on the River Thames for flood control. It was constructed between 1974 and 1984. As situated at Woolwich Reach, this barrier is considered to be a remarkable construction. After its construction it was first used defensively in 1983. After ...

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Career in Quantity Surveying

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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Quantity surveyors come in two flavors. There is the PQS, Private Quantity Surveyor, who works in professional practice and the CQS or Contractor's Quantity Surveyor, who works for a building contractor. The Quantity Surveyor  is responsible for all the financial, contractual and legal aspects of a construction project.  The PQS will provide cost planning advice during the design stage of a project and then monitor the actual ...

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Risk And Engineering Code Of Ethics

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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Abstract With a safe product, we have no worries of using it because there is no risk that going to occur. But we must know that nothing in this world is perfect. Any accident can happen to any one of us out there. Engineer always involve themselves with design and creation of new things which demand for a good quality and safer product. Safe Design must comply ...

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Cost Management and Methodology of Budget Control

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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Client expect from the project manager to manage costs in a precise and responsive approach. It is essential, during the design progress, the project manager to have the ability to supervise a project's scope and costs. Budget control is a requirement for a successful project. For a successful budget control variances must be identified and informed actions must be taken at main design milestones. In order to ...

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Construction of Three Identical Semi Detached Blocks

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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This Construction Method Statement describes the development of six houses in three identical semi-detached blocks on a plot of land. The document will suffice for the majority of works undertaken during the construction but will require alterations or additions for certain projects. This method statement is a qualified assessment based on current information and is subject to refinement as the project evolves. This method statement is prepared ...

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Sodor Oil Terminal Project Construction Essay

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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The initiation phase of the Sodor project involved the formation of the project team and the nomination of the project manager. Group 12 is made up of 4 Nigerians and 1 Vietnamese which reflects a multicultural team with each nationality possessing peculiar personality traits. The objective of the first meeting was to nominate a Project Manager and to define and agree on ground rules for project team ...

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Analysis of Tractors

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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Which tractor will serve you best? Contrary to popular belief, tractors are used in much more than agricultural work. Tractors are used in mowing, land-clearing, landscaping, construction, excavation, and livestock and industrial applications. Tractors come in 2-wheel drives, equal and unequal 4-wheel drives; with different types of tires and horsepower; and multifunctional attachments. These factors influence the tractor's capabilities and price. Classifications of tractors Tractors are classified ...

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Construction of Pekeliling Flats, Kuala Lumpur

23 Mar 2015 11 Dec 2017

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3.1 Introduction to Case Study Pekeliling Flats is situated on the Lebuhraya Mahameru-bound Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. The flats are also known as Tunku Abdul Rahman public flats. Pekeliling flats are one of Kuala Lumpurs earliest public housing projects and were built in 1967. There were 11 residential blocks comprising 2,969 units. For the construction of the first pilot project, the Government held a negotiation with ...

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Principles in Locating Manufacturing Sites

10 Nov 2017 11 Dec 2017

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Wong Wing Man Topic: The general principle in locating manufacturing sites is cost minimization. For locating retail services, what is/are the major principle(s) and theories? Particularly, you need to explain the perplexing phenomenon that stores providing similar services (selling similar products) are located very close to each other (even adjacent), forming spatial clusters (e.g., jewelry stores, hotels). What are the spatial-temporal dynamics involved in ...

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Construction Plan for Business Expansion | Case Study

01 Dec 2017

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BEJAY GILOI YAPP Task 1 SENARIO 1 Building economics is a small part of a much larger subject of environmental economics whereby it consists of the application of the techniques and expertise of economics to construction projects. Its is important as economics are introduced in the early design stage for the entire build team and ...

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Construction Site Safety Audit

02 Nov 2017

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DR. M.O. AGWU, MNIM, MNISP Department of Business Administration, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State Abstract The paper examined construction site safety audit (CSSA) and organizational performance in shell bonny terminal integrated project. The research question addressed the extent at which reduced accident/incident rate and increased organizational productivity is dependent on the implementation of ...

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Construction Delay Is A Universal Evident

02 Nov 2017

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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Introduction Construction delay could be defined as the time overrun means the time of the construction project exceeds completion date state on the contract document or the date that the parties agreed upon for delivery of a project. According to Hamzah et al. (2011) delay ...

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Important Of Construction Industry

02 Nov 2017

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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Well, 1985 was define the construction is an activity of the creation of physical infrastructure, superstructure and related to the facilities. Nam and Tatum, 1988 define the construction as all type of activities associated with the erection and repair of immobile structures and facilities. Hillebrandt, 2000 define the construction as a covering the ...

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Introduction Obervation About The Client Firm

02 Nov 2017

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The client company; Taipan eagle Sdn Bhd is a well-known and respected company. The company has Experience over four decades in various fields of real estate infrastructure, services, and department stores throughout Asia. The group is also popular in investment and other companies. A Client firm is a firm which is also aware of ...

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Demonstrate That You Have Looked

02 Nov 2017

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The introduction should demonstrate that you have looked in detail at the relevant literature and that you can identify your research area in relation to it. Your introduction should lead the reader through to a clear statement of your aims and objectives and there should be no doubt about the focus of your research. Remember ...

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Aggregates Are The Most Widely Excavated

02 Nov 2017

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Edeoghon Otibho Stephanie E-mail Address:  o.edeoghon@lancaster.ac.uk Dissertation Working Title: Life Cycle Assessment of Aggregates Introduction Aggregates are the most widely excavated and used building materials in the construction industry. This statement is supported by the European standards definition which defines aggregates as "coarse materials used in structural constructions’’ (EN12620: 2002; BGS, 2007). Aggregate is a ...

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Quality Is Associated With Various Meanings

02 Nov 2017

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Introduction The definition of quality is associated with various meanings due to its abstract concept. Quality is predominantly about individual perception that is either objective or subjective but does not have physical attributes. (Watson et al, 2011) The merits of quality are associated with the value or worth solely dependent on judgement and level of ...

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Initial Preparation Procurement Paths

02 Nov 2017

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The organisational and financial methods employed to undertake a construction project are known as Procurement paths. There are three main types of path: Traditional This set up is mostly used on larger project and consists of the Client, Engineer and Contractor Model. All design information and site conditions are normally well established prior to the ...

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Employers And Employees Have Their Role

02 Nov 2017

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Every employer shall, so far as is reasonably practicable , ensure the safety, health and welfare at work of all his employees by providing and maintaining any plant or system of work, any place of work under his control safe and without risks to health. Moreover the use, handling, storage or transport of articles or ...

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A Health And Safety Audit

02 Nov 2017

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Mehtasing Gunessee Health & Safety Audit SCHOOL OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM BSc (Hons) Occupational Safety and Health Management https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTAk6raOHjNzscF1lo5lNXJJvCYr2N-RZxsBEGHqWYPOJSAwcidv1PQ-jQ ASSIGNMENT Cohorts: BOSHM 11/BATCH 1/ FT Module Name: ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION Module Code: OSHM 2115 Academic Year: 2012/2013 Semester: 2 Student Name: MEHTASING GUNESSEE Student ID Number: 111093 Table of Content Definition Audit Audit : ...

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How Space Management Related To Fm

02 Nov 2017

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Introduction The purpose of this assignment is focusing on the significance of space management in the understanding of facilities management, that undervalued by most people and talk about how is a relation between them. Facilities management as a profession has an ability to integrate of activities from multiple task to ensure functionality of the environment ...

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The Disadvantage Of Public Tenders

02 Nov 2017

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1.1 Background. New World Development Company Limited (the "Group"; stock code: 17.HK) based in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong conglomerate. Group was founded in 1970 and listed in Hong Kong in 1972, is now one of the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index constituent stocks. As of December 31, 2012, the Group had total assets of ...

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Identifying The Variables Influencing Project

02 Nov 2017

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Ganesh Vishwakarma** and Dr. Manvinder Singh Pahwa* The Indian Steel Industry stepped down in 1907 with the setup of maiden large scale in Jamshedpur by TISCO (Tata Iron and Steel Company). In last more than 100 years, it has faced many ups and downs. Before liberalization in 1991, there was market insulation and large scale ...

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Challenges Faced By Todays Construction Companies

02 Nov 2017

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There are numerous challenges facing today’s construction companies. Starting with construction manager’s. Some are new to the industry, and some are centuries old. Many of these challenges are a direct result of construction operations, while others a result of indirect, peripheral activities. A surprising number of challenges are not construction issues but must be addressed ...

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Research Is Focused On Waste Minimization

02 Nov 2017

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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION General This research is focused on waste minimization in construction that influences the economic. Besides that this study is also intended to identify methods to reduce the waste in the construction site. In this chapter the basic elements of study are presented. Basically this chapter covers the problem statement, aims and objectives, ...

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Environmental Impacts On Engineering Products

02 Nov 2017

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COURSE TITLE: BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering STUDENT ID No: 9500116409 MODULE NAME: Innovation & Design for Sustainability ASSIGNMENT NAME: Environmental Impacts on Engineering Products Contents Question 1 Part A Review and critically evaluate how your industry is relating energy to environmental issues such as global warming, pollution. Within your evaluation, you must consider energy ...

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