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The Resource Construction quality and the economy : a study at the firm level, Low Sui Pheng and Lau Shing Hou

Construction quality and the economy : a study at the firm level, Low Sui Pheng and Lau Shing Hou

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Construction quality and the economy : a study at the firm level
Title
Construction quality and the economy
Title remainder
a study at the firm level
Statement of responsibility
Low Sui Pheng and Lau Shing Hou
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
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Low, Sui Pheng
Dewey number
690.0685
Index
no index present
LC call number
TH438.2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Hou, Lau Shing
Series statement
Management in the built environment
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  • Building
  • Construction industry
Label
Construction quality and the economy : a study at the firm level, Low Sui Pheng and Lau Shing Hou
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Contents; Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Background; 1.1.1 Quality and Value for Money; 1.1.2 Problems with Interpreting Quality; 1.1.3 Construction Quality in Singapore; 1.2 Research Problem; 1.3 Research Aim and Objectives; 1.4 Research Hypotheses; 1.5 Research Significance; 1.6 Book Structure; 2 The Economy and the Construction Industry; 2.1 Some Basic Concepts of the Construction Industry; 2.1.1 Construction as an Economic Activity; 2.1.2 Construction Products; 2.1.3 Infrastructure; 2.1.4 Structure of the Construction Industry
  • 2.2 Major Economic Factors Influencing Construction Activity2.2.1 Instability of Demand; 2.2.2 Main Construction Inputs; 2.2.3 Sources of Finance; 2.3 Construction and Aggregate Output; 2.3.1 Capital Formation; 2.3.2 National Income; 2.3.3 Other Observations; 2.4 Construction and Sectoral Output; 2.4.1 Backward Linkages; 2.4.2 Forward Linkages; 2.5 Construction and Macro-economic Stabilization; 2.6 Government Institutions for Construction Industry Development; 2.7 Key Concepts; 2.8 Economic Recessions in Singapore; 2.9 Economic Recessions and the Impact on Construction Firms
  • 2.10 Economic Recessions and the Effects on Construction Quality2.10.1 What Is Quality?; 2.10.2 The Yardstick; 2.10.3 The Trend; 2.11 Summary; 3 Government's Role in a High Quality Built Environment; 3.1 Major Construction Quality Schemes in Singapore; 3.1.1 National Productivity and Quality Specifications (NPQS); 3.1.2 ISO Specifications; 3.1.3 Buildable Designs and Higher Productivity; 3.1.4 BCA Awards for Construction Excellence; 3.1.5 Procurement Frameworks for Public Sector Projects; 3.1.6 Higher Skilled Construction Workforce; 3.1.7 BCA Contractor Registration System (CRS)
  • 3.1.8 Tapping the Overseas Market3.1.9 The Quality Mark Scheme; 3.1.10 BCA Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS); 3.1.11 Bonus Scheme for Construction Quality (BSCQ); 3.1.12 Better Quality Home Choices for Consumers; 3.2 Government Pump-Priming on the Construction Industry; 3.2.1 Government Pump-Priming in the Singapore Construction Industry; 3.2.2 Keynesian's Theory and the Impact of Government Pump-Priming; 3.3 Summary; 4 Firm Characteristics and Strategies; 4.1 Firm Characteristics; 4.2 Firm Strategies; 4.3 Summary
  • 5 Firm's Time-Cost-Quality (TCQ) Tradeoff Decisions and the Theory of Firm Behavior5.1 Firms' Time-Cost-Quality Tradeoff Decisions; 5.2 Theory of Firm Behavior; 5.2.1 Auction Theory for the Conceptual Framework; 5.2.2 Profit Maximization Theory for the Conceptual Framework; 5.2.3 Institutional Theory for the Conceptual Framework; 5.3 Summary; 6 The Conceptual Frameworks; 6.1 Developing the Conceptual Framework; 6.2 The Conceptual Framework; 6.3 Summary; 7 Research Design and Methodology; 7.1 Overview of Research Process; 7.2 Survey Method; 7.2.1 Sample Identification; 7.2.2 Sample Size
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811358463
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1081304327
  • (OCoLC)1081304327
Label
Construction quality and the economy : a study at the firm level, Low Sui Pheng and Lau Shing Hou
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Contents; Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Background; 1.1.1 Quality and Value for Money; 1.1.2 Problems with Interpreting Quality; 1.1.3 Construction Quality in Singapore; 1.2 Research Problem; 1.3 Research Aim and Objectives; 1.4 Research Hypotheses; 1.5 Research Significance; 1.6 Book Structure; 2 The Economy and the Construction Industry; 2.1 Some Basic Concepts of the Construction Industry; 2.1.1 Construction as an Economic Activity; 2.1.2 Construction Products; 2.1.3 Infrastructure; 2.1.4 Structure of the Construction Industry
  • 2.2 Major Economic Factors Influencing Construction Activity2.2.1 Instability of Demand; 2.2.2 Main Construction Inputs; 2.2.3 Sources of Finance; 2.3 Construction and Aggregate Output; 2.3.1 Capital Formation; 2.3.2 National Income; 2.3.3 Other Observations; 2.4 Construction and Sectoral Output; 2.4.1 Backward Linkages; 2.4.2 Forward Linkages; 2.5 Construction and Macro-economic Stabilization; 2.6 Government Institutions for Construction Industry Development; 2.7 Key Concepts; 2.8 Economic Recessions in Singapore; 2.9 Economic Recessions and the Impact on Construction Firms
  • 2.10 Economic Recessions and the Effects on Construction Quality2.10.1 What Is Quality?; 2.10.2 The Yardstick; 2.10.3 The Trend; 2.11 Summary; 3 Government's Role in a High Quality Built Environment; 3.1 Major Construction Quality Schemes in Singapore; 3.1.1 National Productivity and Quality Specifications (NPQS); 3.1.2 ISO Specifications; 3.1.3 Buildable Designs and Higher Productivity; 3.1.4 BCA Awards for Construction Excellence; 3.1.5 Procurement Frameworks for Public Sector Projects; 3.1.6 Higher Skilled Construction Workforce; 3.1.7 BCA Contractor Registration System (CRS)
  • 3.1.8 Tapping the Overseas Market3.1.9 The Quality Mark Scheme; 3.1.10 BCA Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS); 3.1.11 Bonus Scheme for Construction Quality (BSCQ); 3.1.12 Better Quality Home Choices for Consumers; 3.2 Government Pump-Priming on the Construction Industry; 3.2.1 Government Pump-Priming in the Singapore Construction Industry; 3.2.2 Keynesian's Theory and the Impact of Government Pump-Priming; 3.3 Summary; 4 Firm Characteristics and Strategies; 4.1 Firm Characteristics; 4.2 Firm Strategies; 4.3 Summary
  • 5 Firm's Time-Cost-Quality (TCQ) Tradeoff Decisions and the Theory of Firm Behavior5.1 Firms' Time-Cost-Quality Tradeoff Decisions; 5.2 Theory of Firm Behavior; 5.2.1 Auction Theory for the Conceptual Framework; 5.2.2 Profit Maximization Theory for the Conceptual Framework; 5.2.3 Institutional Theory for the Conceptual Framework; 5.3 Summary; 6 The Conceptual Frameworks; 6.1 Developing the Conceptual Framework; 6.2 The Conceptual Framework; 6.3 Summary; 7 Research Design and Methodology; 7.1 Overview of Research Process; 7.2 Survey Method; 7.2.1 Sample Identification; 7.2.2 Sample Size
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811358463
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1081304327
  • (OCoLC)1081304327

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