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Management in the Built Environment

Management in the Built Environment
10 Jahrgänge | 2018 - 2021


The aim of this book series is to provide a platform to build and consolidate a rigorous and significant repository of academic, practice and research publications that contribute to further knowledge relating to management in the built environment. Its objectives are to:

  1. Disseminate new and contemporary knowledge relating to research and practice in the built environment
  2. Promote synergy across different research and practice domains in the built environment and
  3. Advance cutting-edge research and best practice in the built environment

The scope of this book series is not limited to “management” issues per se because this then begs the question of what exactly are we managing in the built environment. While the primary focus is on management issues in the building and construction industry, its scope has been extended upstream to the design management phase and downstream to the post-occupancy facilities management phase. Management in the built environment also involves other closely allied disciplines in the areas of economics, environment, legal and technology. Hence, the starting point of this book series lies with project management, extends into construction and ends with facilities management. In between this spectrum, there are also other management-related issues that are allied with or relevant to the built environment. These can include, for example cost management, disaster management, contract management and management of technology.

This book series serves to engage and encourage the generation of new knowledge in these areas and to offer a publishing platform within which different strands of management in the built environment can be positioned to promote synergistic collaboration at their interfaces. This book series also provides a platform for other authors to benchmark their thoughts to identify innovative ideas that they can further build on to further advance cutting-edge research and best practice in the built environment.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for this series, please kindly contact the Series Editor or the Publishing Editor at Springer


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Ramesh Premnath (

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2021 | Buch

Waste Reduction in Precast Construction

Using Lean and Shared Mental Models

This book presents the adaptation of lean principles to the precast construction industry to eliminate or minimize construction wastes, by modeling the precast construction process influencing manpower requirements. This is done using the shared …

2021 | Buch

Measurement of Facilities Management Performance in Ghana's Public Hospitals

This book presents the concept of healthcare facilities management performance measurement (HCFMPM) using Ghana as a case study. It set forth in-depth theoretical and empirical underpinnings of performance measurement concepts for hospital …

2020 | Buch

Future-proofing—Valuing Adaptability, Flexibility, Convertibility and Options

A Cross-Disciplinary Approach

This book presents a unifying approach to the valuation of incorporated flexibility. Flexibility, in general terms, recognizes future uncertainty and refers to being proactive now so as to secure the future possibility of being able to adapt …

2019 | Buch

Construction Productivity in the Multilayer Subcontracting System

The Case of Singapore

This book focuses on current subcontracting practices in the construction industry and their effects on Singapore’s construction productivity. It offers readers a better understanding of how the fragmentation of large and small firms in Singapore …

2019 | Buch

Work-Life Balance in Construction

Millennials in Singapore and South Korea

The book presents the latest studies on the work–life balance of millennial (also known as Generation Y) building professionals in Singapore and South Korea. Its main goal is to compare and contrast the workplace attitudes of millennials, and to …

2019 | Buch

Construction Quality and the Economy

A Study at the Firm Level

This book discusses the relationship between construction quality and the state of the Singapore national economy, and describes how construction quality is affected as contracting firms strategically manage issues relating to profitability and …

2019 | Buch

Japanese Contractors in Overseas Markets

Bridging Cultural and Communication Gaps

This book explores the differences in cultural attributes and management factors to enable managers working for Japanese contractors to reduce misunderstandings and misinterpretations when communicating with project team members from different …

2019 | Buch

Infrastructure Delivery Systems

Governance and Implementation Issues

This book provides a framework for governing policy implementation by various stakeholders during the delivery of infrastructure projects. This framework relies on the tenets of the Viable Systems Model (VSM), a systems cybernetic model that …

2018 | Buch

Business Continuity Management in Construction

This book provides an understanding of Business Continuity Management (BCM) implementation for local/international construction operations, with a primary focus on Indonesian construction firms as an illustrative example. It reviews the whole …

2018 | Buch

Project Management for the Built Environment

Study Notes

This book presents the fundamentals of project management as applied in the built environment and more specifically for the construction industry. It presents the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) using practical examples to show how …