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Innovation at the Cutting Edge

The Experience of Three Major Infrastructure Projects

By (author) G. Thomas, R. Bone
Format: Paperback
Publisher: CIRIA, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Construction Industry Research & Information Association (CIRIA)
Published: 21st Nov 2000
Dimensions: h 230mm
ISBN-10: 0860175480
ISBN-13: 9780860175483
Barcode No: 9780860175483
Synopsis
Sir John Egan's 1998 report, "Rethinking Construction", set challenging targets for the construction industry. This work examines three recent, major infrastructure projects in order to demonstrate how innovation contributes to achieving those targets. The three areas of innovation considered are supply chain management and partnering; risk and value management; and technical innovation. The projects studied were the A34 Newbury Bypass, the Heathrow Express cofferdam and the London Underground Earth Structures Project. The report concludes that the evidence that innovation contributes decisively to the Egan targets is overwhelming. It can help deliver better products more quickly, more safely and for less money. The book should be of value to senior managers, project managers, clients, contractors, consultants, researchers and policy makers.

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