Collaborative Relationships in Construction: Developing Frameworks and Networks
1 August 2008
The latest research is presented here on both contractual and conceptual collaborative practices in construction. The editors, Dr Stephen Pryke and Dr Hedley Smyth, identify common problems faced by the industry and draw out practical implications.
Construction projects are increasingly run in ways that challenge the traditional boundary of the firm – and sometimes also the definition of the project coalition and programme management. And all this in the context of construction firms whose clients demand ever increasing performance improvements and who also want to improve their strategies for greater collaboration to give themselves competitive advantage.
The book probes the corporate entities of both client and contractor organisations, analysing new ways of working to encourage the move towards more collaborative practices in the construction industry.