Construction Economics A New Approach
Construction Economicsprovides students with the principles and concepts underlying the relationship between economic theory and the construction industry. The new approach adopts an argument that economics is central to government initiatives More...
Order within the next:
same day shipping!
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Construction Economicsprovides students with the principles and concepts underlying the relationship between economic theory and the construction industry. The new approach adopts an argument that economics is central to government initiatives concerning sustainable construction. This third edition has been revised to explain the effects of the current economic crisis on the construction industry. In addition, sections relating to a low carbon economy, the economics of sustainable development, and the theory of the construction firm have all been rewritten. With new data, examples, initiatives, readings, glossary items and references, the third edition of this established core text builds on the strengths of the previous edition: a clear and user-friendly style use of a second colour to highlight important definitions and formulae regular summaries of key pointsa glossary of key terms extensive use of tables and figures extracts from the academic journal Construction Management and Economics to consolidate and prompt discussion reviews of useful websitesThis invaluable textbook is essential reading across a wide range of disciplines from construction management and civil engineering to architecture, property and surveying.
|List of Tables and Figures|
|An Introduction to the Basic Concepts|
|Effective Use of Resources|
|Economic Systems for Resource Allocation|
|The Market Mechanism|
|The Theory of Demand|
|The Theory of Supply|
|Clients and Contractors|
|Costs of the Construction Firm|
|Types of Market Structure in the Construction Industry|
|Protection and Enhancement of the Environment|
|Markets for Green Buildings and Infrastructure|
|Market Failure and Government Intervention|
|Economic Growth that Meets the Needs of Everyone|
|Managing the Macroeconomy|
|The Economy and Construction: Measurement and Manipulation|
|The Business Case: Inflation and Expectations|