Introduction to Building Procurement Systems by Jack Masterman

By Jack Masterman

Development procurement platforms are the organisational constructions during which the layout and development of establishing tasks ensue. The goal of this consultant is to supply building scholars and junior pros with enough information regarding the structures to make sure an know-how of the most equipment which are at present on hand and their significant merits and drawbacks.This transparent, good researched and well-structured consultant can be valuable to scholars and practitioners alike as they paintings with a variety of construction procurement structures.

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Ministry of Works (1950) Report on the Working Party on the Building Industry (The Phillips Report), London: HMSO. 2 Changes in the level of use of procurement systems, 1960–1998 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Ministry of Works (1962) Survey of Problems Before the Construction Industry (The Emmerson Report), London: HMSO. Ministry of Public Building and Works (1964) The Placing and Management of Contracts for Building and Civil Engineering Work (The Banwell Report), London: HMSO.

Building Economic Development Committee (1974) Before you BuildÐWhat a Client Needs to Know About the Construction Industry, London: National Economic Development Office. M. (1985) Economic Theory and the Construction Industry, 2nd edn, Basingstoke: Macmillan. A. (1985) ‘The procurement of buildings: proposals to improve the performance of the industry’, unpublished project report submitted to the College of Estate Management for the RICS Diploma in Project Management. E. (1989) ‘The procurement systems used for the implementation of commercial and industrial building projects’, unpublished MSc thesis, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

2 Definition of the system This method of procuring building projects is usually referred to within the industry and literature as ‘the traditional method’. The author maintains that, in fact, the traditional method of designing and constructing buildings was that which was most commonly used before the end of the 1700s, or beginning of the 1800s, when clients had for many centuries traditionally employed craftsmen, on an individual basis, under the supervision of a master mason or surveyor or, very rarely, an architect.

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