International Construction

  • ID: 2181705
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 450 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A recent construction project in Singapore had Russian plane, a Japanese management team, Australian and Italian engineers, Thai steel workers and a labour force from throughout Asia

The recent growth explosion of multi–nationals and the lowering of trade barriers is pushing the globalization of construction on at a starting pace. Mark Mawhinney has brought together here for the first time advice, information and evidence on this developing arena– from a wide range of sources.

This book offers a clear understanding of the international construction market together with an explanation of what knowledge is rewired to operate successfully in it and a familiarity with some of the analytical tools available.

Drawing on both contractor and consultant case studies and including a pratical hints and signposts section, International Construction provides a lively and informed introduction for construction professionals moving into international work.

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1 Introduction.

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 What is International Construction?.

Case Study 1.1: Hong Kong Airport.

Case Study 1.2: The Global Construction market.

1.3 The Available Market and Clients.

Case Study 1.3: The Multinational Client.

1.4 The Set up in South East Asia.

1.5 The Difference from domestic business.

Case Study 1.8: East European Roads.

Problem Solving Exercise.

2 Knowledge is Power.

2.1 Introduction.

2.3 Further Sources of Information.

Case Study 2.4: Czech Republic.

2.4 Indentifying the effect of risk.

Problem Solving exercises.

3 The Tools of the Trade.

3.1 Introduction.

Case Study 3.1: Business Analysis as a Profession.

3.2 The Generic Tools.

3.3 Internal Strengths.

Case Study 3.2(cont.): Tarmac Analysis.

3.4 Matching the Internal and Eternal.

Case Study 3.2(cont.): Tarmac Analysis.

3.5 Setting the Business Directions.

3.6 Risk and Reward Assessment.

Problem Solving Exercises.

4 Key Factors in Operating and Sustaining a Business.

4.1 Introduction.

Case Study 4.1: Hong Kong Experience.

Case Study 4.2: A Japanese Site in Singapore.

Case Study 4.3: Bakun Dam.

4.2 Partners.

Case Study 4.4: Camisea Project.

4.3 Security and Assurances Measures.

Cases Study 4.5: Experience in Taiwan.

4.4 Social and Cultural Issues.

Case Study 4.6: Diplomacy in Japan(1).

Case Study 4.7: Experience in Japan (2).

4.5 Estimating.

Problem Solving Exercise.

5 The Global Market and Competitive Advantage.

5.1 Splitting up the Global Market.

5.2 Defining the Important Characteristics of National Markets.

Case Study 5.1: The Asian Crisis of 1997/98.

Case Study 5.2: The World Bank.

Case Study 5.3: IMD.

5.3 Competitive Advantage and Thinking Ahead.

Problem Solving.

6 Building Materials and Construction Equipment.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Construction Plant.

Case Study 6.1: Caterpillar.

Case Study 6.2: JCB.

6.3 Building Material Producers.

6.4 How is the Building Material Sector Different?.

7 Consultant Case Studies.

7.1 Introduction to Markets and Players.

Case Study 7.1: Yolles.

Case Study 7.2: Ove Arup Expansion Overseas.

Case Study 7.3: Japanese Consultants at Kansai Airport.

Case Study 7.4: The first Truly Global Player?.

Case Study 7.5: Dar AL–Handasah.

Problem Solving Exercises.

8 Contractor Case Studies.

8.1 Introduction to Markets and Players.

Case Study 8.1: The Invasion of the UK.

Case Study 8.2: Skanska– the First Truly Global Contractor?.

Case Study 8.3: The French Giant.

Case Study 8.4: Indian Construction Sites.

Case Study 8.5: Pergau Dam.

Case Study 8.6: Exporting to the Caribbean.

Case Study 8.7: The World Number One.

Case Study 8.8: The Second Targus Crossing.

Case Study 8.9: Construction Confederation.

Problem Solving.

9 Project Funding.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Pure Public or Private Sector Funding.

9.3 Aid Funding.

Case Study 9.1: Pergau Dam.

9.4 Design, Building, Finance and Operate.

Case Study 9.2: The Targus Bridge.

Case Study 9.3: The M1–M15 Project.

Case Study 9.4: Thailand Reputation.

Case Study 9.5: Asectco.

9.5 The Market for DBFO Opportunities.

Case Study 9.6: PFI in the UK.

Case Study 9.7: The Electricity Sector.

Case Study 9.8: Star in Malaysia.

Case Study 9.9: Paiton Power Project in Indonesia.

Problem Solving.

10 Hints and Signposts.

10.1 Winning Work.

Case Study 10.1 Jamuna Bridge,Bangladesh–World Bank Project.

10.2 Market Sizes.

Case Study.

10.2: Building Services in Spain From a Rule of Thumb.

10.3 Corporate Ratios.

Case Study.

10.3: Setting Up in Chile.

10.4 Project Cost.

10.5 Future Issues.

10.6 Round–Up.

Problem Solving Exercises.


Appendix Hints and Models for Problems.

Solving Exercises.


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