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Author Mawhinney, Mark
Title International Construction
Imprint Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2001
©2001
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (250 pages)
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Note International Construction -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- Preface -- 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 markets and clients -- Case Study 1.3: The multinational client -- 1.4 The set-up in South East Asia -- 1.4.1 The views of outsiders -- The contractors -- The consultants -- Building material production -- Case Study 1A: Hong Kong -- Case Study 1.5: Malaysia -- Case Study 1.6: Singapore -- Case Study 1.7: Vietnam -- 1.4.2 The future potential -- 1.5 The differences from domestic business -- Case Study 1.8: East European roads -- Problem solving exercises -- 2 Knowledge is Power -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Immediate sources of assistance -- 2.2.1 Government -- Case Study 2.1: UK government support structures -- Case Study 2.2: CIA website -- 2.2.2 Trade associations -- Case Study 2.3: UK trade associations -- 2.3 Further sources of information -- Case Study 2.4: Czech Republic -- Case Study 2.5: Web-based referencing -- 2.4 Identifying 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 -- 3.2.1 PEST -- Case Study 3.2: Tarmac analysis (from PEST to action plan) -- 3.2.2 Porter's Five Forces Models -- Case Study 3.2 (cont): Tarmac analysis -- 3.2.3 PARTS checklist -- 3.3 Internal strengths -- Case Study 3.2 (cont): Tarmac analysis -- 3.4 Matching the internal and external -- Case Study 3.2 (cont): Tarmac analysis -- 3.5 Setting the business directions -- 3.5.1 Developing a set of wider objectives and a set of trackable milestones -- Case Study 3.3: GEC's famous matrix for planning -- Case Study 3.4: Anecdotal view of the British by the Japanese -- 3.5.2 Financial forecasting
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 assurance measures -- Case 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) -- 4.4.1 Cultural factors -- 4.4.2 Socialisation factors -- Case Study 4.8: Cross-European attitudes -- Case Study 4.9: Leadership -- Case Study 4.10: Hong Kong experience -- Case Study 4.11: Lesotho Highlands hydro-scheme -- Case Study 4.12: The Russian system -- 4.5 Estimating -- Problem solving exercises -- 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 -- 5.2.1 The EU - a tension between national and transnational markets? -- Case Study 5.4: The Japanese view -- Case Study 5.5: UK example on CTRL contracts -- Case Study 5.6: New journeys across Europe by car -- Case Study 5.7: French road projects -- 5.2.2 Japan as a tightly managed national market? -- Case Study 5.8: Kansai Airport -- Case Study 5.9: Attitudes of the Americans -- Case Study 5.10: The disappearance of dango? -- 5.2.3 The USA - a case study in joined up regional markets? -- Case Study 5.11: US market outlooks -- Case Study 5.12: Boston Artery -- Case Study 5.13: Odebrecht in the USA -- 5.3 Competitive advantage and thinking ahead -- 5.3.1 The traditional approach -- 5.3.2 The MBA type approach -- Case Study 5.14: Vertical integration -- Case Study 5.15: A political deft touch
Problem solving exercises -- 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 -- Case Study 6.3: German-UK trade -- Case Study 6.4: Cement industry in Asia -- 6.4 How is the building material sector different? -- 6.4.1 Business development -- Case Study 6.5:Japan -- Case Study 6.6: Portugal and its European funding -- 6.4.2 Operations -- Case Study 6.7: Redland - M&A mania -- Problem Solving exercise -- 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 7A: 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 Tagus crossing -- Case Study 8.9: Construction Confederation -- Problem Solving exercise -- 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, build, finance and operate -- Case Study 9.2: The Tagus Bridge -- Case Study 9.3: The M1-M15 project -- Case Study 9.4: Thailand's reputation -- Case Study 9.5: Asetco -- 9.5 The markets 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 exercises -- 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 analysis -- 10.3 Corporate ratios -- Case Study 10.3: Setting up in Chile -- 10.4 Project costs -- 10.5 Future issues -- 10.6 Round-up -- Problem solving exercises -- References -- Appendix Hints and Model Solutions for Problem Solving Exercises -- Index
"It is an interesting book which is illuminated by examples from projects, firms, market sector and countries - these are called case studies. It is a valuable contribution to the literature from which to learn about international construction" Dave Langford, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Strathclyde
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Link Print version: Mawhinney, Mark International Construction Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2001 9780632058532
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