How can construction research be organized? An overseas comment on the Fairclough Review.

Koskela, LJ 2002, 'How can construction research be organized? An overseas comment on the Fairclough Review.' , Building Research & Information, 30 (5) , pp. 305-311.

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Assesses the government report created by Sir John Fairclough which reviewed governmental research and development policies and practices in Great Britain. Identification of four separate roles of the government and the construction industry; Mission statement about the construction industry's contribution to the world and the quality of life agenda; Issues of the construction research system.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: Building Research & Information
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 7711300
Depositing User: LJ Koskela
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2010 10:52
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 09:22
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