2nd Edition

An Introduction to Building Procurement Systems

ISBN 9780415246422
Published December 21, 2001 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Building procurement systems are the organisational structures within which the design and construction of building projects take place. The intention of this guide is to provide construction students and junior professionals with sufficient information about the systems to ensure an awareness of the main methods that are currently available and their principal advantages and drawbacks.This clear, well researched and well-structured guide will be invaluable to students and practitioners alike as they work with a wide range of building procurement systems.

Table of Contents

Introduction. The concept of procurement systems. Terminology. Categorisation of procurement systems. References. The evolution of contemporary procurement systems. Introduction. 1945 - 1972. 1973 - 1979. 1980 - present time. The level of use of procurement systems. Summary. References. Separated and co-operative procurement systems. Introduction. The conventional method. Variants of the conventional method. Summary. References. Integrated procurement systems. Introduction. Design and build. Variants of design and build. Summary. References. Management-orientated procurement systems. Introduction. Management contracting. Construction management. Design and manage. Summary. References. The British Property Federation system. Introduction. Genesis. Share of the market. The process. The product. Summary. References. Clients and their needs. Categorisation of clients. Client's needs. Summary. References. The selection of procurement systems. How clients actually select the procurement systems they use. Summary. Guides and aids to the selection of procurement systems. Summary. References. The future. General. Individual procurement systems. Summary. References. Index.

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Lately Property Director responsible for the management of the property portfolio and development activities of the Welsh Development Agency, in North Wales, with more than forty years experience of managing major development projects and large organisations in the United kingdom, the Far East, Middle East and Africa.