Construction Communication

This book looks at communication across physical, organisational and cultural barriers with a view to improving the design and construction process.

Author: Stephen Emmitt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405148721

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 649

Communicating the design intent, from initial briefing through the design stage and on to the actual construction is vital to the success of any building project. This book looks at communication across physical, organisational and cultural barriers with a view to improving the design and construction process. The authors investigate communication issues across physical, organisational and cultural barriers and present clear guidance and practical advice.

Communication in Construction

This is especially true within the construction industry, where interaction tends to be characterised by unfamiliar groups of people coming together for short periods before disbanding to work on other endeavours.

Author: Andrew Dainty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113433799X

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 673

Communication within project-based environments presents special challenges. This is especially true within the construction industry, where interaction tends to be characterised by unfamiliar groups of people coming together for short periods before disbanding to work on other endeavours. This book examines communication at a number of levels ranging from interpersonal interactions between project participants to corporate communication between organizations. Several non-typical perspectives on the process of communication are introduced to encourage the reader to think about communication in a more innovative manner. The combination of differing perspectives illustrates the diversity of communication problems facing those working within project-based environments. Practical guidance is provided on possible solutions to communication problems, and a number of examples and case studies are presented.

Corporate Communications in Construction

This book identifies the management processes and techniques, integrating marketing and corporate communication and drawing on a range of

Author: Chris Preece

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632049066

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 674

Corporate communications--the way a firm relates to its clients, suppliers, shareholders, competitors and staff--has never been more important. More sophisticated and demanding clients, together with increased competition, have meant that construction firms need to build a sustainable corporate image to support marketing efforts. Corporate communications is a vital management function that needs to be planned in sync with the organisation's objectives and strategies. Until recently, however, the construction industry paid little attention to this aspect of management. This text shows how corporate communication processes and techniques can be managed more effectively, and examines how the general principles can be adapted to the dynamic and often turbulent environment of construction.

Communication in Construction

Introduction This book has explored the nature of project-based working in the
construction sector and the reliance of the industry on effective communication at
all levels of its operation. It has highlighted the inexorable link between effective ...

Author: Andrew Dainty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134338007

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 959

Communication within project-based environments presents special challenges. This is especially true within the construction industry, where interaction tends to be characterised by unfamiliar groups of people coming together for short periods before disbanding to work on other endeavours. This book examines communication at a number of levels ranging from interpersonal interactions between project participants to corporate communication between organizations. Several non-typical perspectives on the process of communication are introduced to encourage the reader to think about communication in a more innovative manner. The combination of differing perspectives illustrates the diversity of communication problems facing those working within project-based environments. Practical guidance is provided on possible solutions to communication problems, and a number of examples and case studies are presented.

Effective Construction Project Delivery

This book focuses on the development of communication skills in the context of non-traditional procurement and construction projects.

Author: Titus Ebenezer Kwofie

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030493741

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 186

View: 500

This book focuses on the development of communication skills in the context of non-traditional procurement and construction projects. It helps readers to understand the fundamentals of non-traditional procurement, and highlights the inherent communication challenges that arise, as well as how to solve them. The book is divided into four parts, the first of which provides an introduction to communication, discussing the theoretical concepts and contextual nature of communication as well as its benefits. The second part goes into more depth, discussing communication in the context of construction project delivery and non-traditional procurement systems, what these two terms actually mean, and what effective communication looks like in these contexts. Part III offers solutions to the inherent challenges of communication, including the use of information and communications technology, while the book’s fourth and final part explores the future of construction communication. Given the scope of its content, the book represents a valuable asset for researchers, professionals and students in the areas of procurement management and construction management.

Applied Communication Skills for the Construction Trades

This book is the first book to offer comprehensive instruction to construction trainees (and even experienced workers) in the four key areas of on-the-job communication: Listening , Reading Speaking , and Writing.

Author: Steven A. Rigolosi

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130933553

Category: House & Home

Page: 367

View: 309

This book is the first book to offer comprehensive instruction to construction trainees (and even experienced workers) in the four key areas of on-the-job communication: Listening , Reading Speaking , and Writing. Unlike other communication books, which are often written for the general public or for people who work in an office environment, this book has been prepared specifically to meet the needs of the construction industry.

Hazard Communication for Construction

Author: Construction Safety Council

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Building

Page: 194

View: 344


Communicating Construction

This book is a wide-ranging exploration of PR and communication in the construction industry, with a strong emphasis on communications theory, strategy and technique.

Author: Liz Male

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000342700

Category: Architecture

Page: 218

View: 500

This book is a wide-ranging exploration of PR and communication in the construction industry, with a strong emphasis on communications theory, strategy and technique. The editors begin with an introduction to the UK construction industry and its supply chains, as well as various elements of PR in relation to the construction process. Subsequent chapters provide a strategic overview, practical examples, success stories, case studies and personal perspectives on PR for different parts of the built environment and reputational issues in construction. Chapters include expert advice on communications for architecture, planning, building consultancy, building products and manufacturers, general and specialist contractors, construction technology, infrastructure and communicating sustainability in the built environment. The conclusion looks at the current and upcoming reputational priorities for communicators in construction, as well as the top ten priorities for implementing PR as a strategic management discipline in the industry. This book is essential reading for all construction PR teams, students studying both for built environment and PR/marketing degrees and CPD courses, and anyone working in the built environment sector who needs to consider PR and marketing as part of their role.

The Social Construction and Usage of Communication Technologies

This collection acknowledges what has now become an almost trite observation: the industrial age has been overtaken by the informational one and in the process old boundaries have either disappeared or become extremely porous.

Author: Raul Pertierra

Publisher: UP Press

ISBN: 9789715425377

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 525

This collection acknowledges what has now become an almost trite observation: the industrial age has been overtaken by the informational one and in the process old boundaries have either disappeared or become extremely porous. A world organized around sovereign interlopers, is rapidly disappearing or continues to survive as nostalgia. Globalization sweeps aside everything before it or so it seems. But while the national is increasingly threatened, the local is reasserting its primacy. The new media of communication discussed in this collection makes possible the localization of the global as well as the globalization of the local. This collection is the first attempt to discuss the new global media with Asia as its main focus. The biggest markets for these technologies are in the emerging economies of china, India and Southeast Asia. Japan and South Korea have surpassed most western countries in their deployment of the new technology. Information is the only major resource whose production, distribution, and consumption are notionally available to everyone. -- Back cover.

Effective Construction Project Delivery

This book focuses on the development of communication skills in the context of non-traditional procurement and construction projects.

Author: Titus Ebenezer Kwofie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030493738

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 186

View: 105

This book focuses on the development of communication skills in the context of non-traditional procurement and construction projects. It helps readers to understand the fundamentals of non-traditional procurement, and highlights the inherent communication challenges that arise, as well as how to solve them. The book is divided into four parts, the first of which provides an introduction to communication, discussing the theoretical concepts and contextual nature of communication as well as its benefits. The second part goes into more depth, discussing communication in the context of construction project delivery and non-traditional procurement systems, what these two terms actually mean, and what effective communication looks like in these contexts. Part III offers solutions to the inherent challenges of communication, including the use of information and communications technology, while the book’s fourth and final part explores the future of construction communication. Given the scope of its content, the book represents a valuable asset for researchers, professionals and students in the areas of procurement management and construction management.

Planning Communication in Construction

Author: Sandra A. Garcia

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Building

Page: 218

View: 691


Talking Past Each Other

Konelio Tone PhD Thesis Title: Talking Past Each Other : The Impact of Cross-cultural Communication on Construction Project Management in Samoa.

Author: Konelio Tone

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Intercultural communication

Page: 419

View: 344

Konelio Tone PhD Thesis Title: Talking Past Each Other : The Impact of Cross-cultural Communication on Construction Project Management in Samoa. Effective communication has been identified as a key factor in the management of relationships in international projects. Lack of communication has been cited as one of the key reasons for the failure of change projects to meet their objectives. Communication problems have also been highlighted as one of the most significant emerging contemporary challenges facing construction project managers in an increasingly international market. Most research in the construction field has either used a purely quantitative approach or a qualitative preliminary phase just to explore a topic before focusing on a quantitative method. Dr Tone has applied a mixed methods strategy to develop a framework useful to approach communication within a crosscultural project environment. This iterative framework has a useful application to small island nations, developing countries and rural communities where multinational, multicultural and interdisciplinary teams are involved in managing projects. Dr Tone s work has provided an insight to a better understanding of project management within a foreign context . Principal Supervisor: Professor Martin Skitmore Associate Supervisor: Dr Max Quanchi External Associate Supervisor: Professor Lau Asofou Soo.

Japanese Contractors in Overseas Markets

This book explores the differences in cultural attributes and management factors to enable managers working for Japanese contractors to reduce misunderstandings and misinterpretations when communicating with project team members from ...

Author: Kazuhito Suzuki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811372446

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 427

View: 636

This book explores the differences in cultural attributes and management factors to enable managers working for Japanese contractors to reduce misunderstandings and misinterpretations when communicating with project team members from different cultural backgrounds. It focuses on Japanese contractors operating in Singapore, since the Singapore construction industry has, for many years, been one of the largest overseas construction markets for the top-5 Japanese contractors. Using Hofstede’s national cultural framework for the cultural studies in construction project management, it reveals various real-world management practices and discusses national cultural differences relating to managers working for Japanese contractors in Singapore as well as the communication weaknesses of current management practices and styles. The results presented provide useful lessons for Japanese contractors operating in Singapore, as well as other parts of the world, to bridge cultural and communication gaps.

Improving Construction Communication

Improving communication with the public about construction conditions will allow drivers to make safer driving decisions and will increase their satisfaction with the construction process.

Author: Robert S. Done

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Communication

Page: 34

View: 556

The extensive use of roads and highways in the United States results in continuous maintenance and construction activities. Work zones are inconvenient for motorists and dangerous for both motorists and transportation workers. During the period 1997-2002, non-construction highway fatalities remain about constant while highway construction zone fatalities increased by 70%. The most common complaint about construction projects from the general public is the lack of information. Improving communication with the public about construction conditions will allow drivers to make safer driving decisions and will increase their satisfaction with the construction process. The safety and satisfaction of drivers is fundamental to the expansion and maintenance of transportation systems and research that improves that safety and satisfaction is vitally important. This study explores the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) construction communication process and how it can be improved. This study examines data collected from ADOT customers during the State Route 51 (SR 51) project. During the $75 million project, approximately 10 miles of SR 51 between Interstate 10 and SR 101 were renovated to include new high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and rubberized asphalt. Communication was measured by customer utilization of four direct communication channels and four indirect communication channels. Satisfaction was measured by a composite score based on customer satisfaction with traffic, dust, noise, signage, and information during the construction process. Almost all respondents relied upon at least one channel for construction communication and almost 80% of respondents reported using between one and three channels. The most frequently utilized channel was construction signs (55.9%) and the least frequently utilized channel was e-mail alerts (1.5%). Less than 4% of the respondents did not utilize any communication channel. Direct communication channels resulted in higher customer satisfaction than did indirect communication channels. Construction bulletins contributed the most to customer satisfaction, followed by the project web site. Neither television nor radio contributed to customer satisfaction. As sources of project communication, neighbors and friends had a strong but negative effect on customer satisfaction.

Building Information

Architects are trained and practiced in the means and methods of design. These are distinct from the physical means and methods of construction, which have traditionally been in the hands of contractors.

Author: Joshua M. Lobel

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 98

View: 168

Architects are trained and practiced in the means and methods of design. These are distinct from the physical means and methods of construction, which have traditionally been in the hands of contractors. The successful realization of construction does not necessitate or rely on a direct link between the processes of design and construction. However, the constructibility of a design is dependent on an effective means of communicating between the two. This thesis illustrates that the perceived complexity of constructibility is often predicated on the efficacy of communication between the designer and the contractor. I present three models of communication: a linear transmissive model similar to that of Shannon and Weaver, a "speech-circuit" model based on that of Saussure, and a semiotic-constructionist model derived from Peirce and Papert. Through interviews, observations, and experiments with practicing architects and architecture students, I investigate the implications of these models on the perceived and contractual roles and responsibilities of architects and contractors. My findings suggest that in design, communication is also an act of design and construction. Best illustrated by the constructionist model of communication, acts of making and re-making are fundamental to the way that architects and contractors relate to design information. The automation of these acts through emerging technologies - such as BIM - lead to increased reliance on fixed data constructs in lieu of dynamic, individual interpretations of information. This can result in the loss of expert knowledge which does not fit a standardized model, and the dis-integration of meaningful communication between design and construction information.

The Communicative Construction of Reality

This volume advocates a shift from the social constructivism found in the work of Thomas Luckmann and Peter Berger, to a communicative constructivism that acknowledges communication as an embodied form of action in its own right, according ...

Author: Hubert Knoblauch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429775334

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 305

This volume advocates a shift from the social constructivism found in the work of Thomas Luckmann and Peter Berger, to a communicative constructivism that acknowledges communication as an embodied form of action in its own right, according to which social actors, in engaging in communicative action, construct a material social reality that guides, delimits, and enables actions. A study of the importance of understanding the role of communication in an age in which digitization and mediatization have extended the reach of communication to a global level and brought about the emergence of the communication society, The Communicative Construction of Reality shows how communication society does not merely replace modern society and its hierarchical institutions, but complements it in a manner that continually results in conflicts leading to the refiguration of society. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology with interests in the sociology of knowledge, communication, and social theory.

Communication in the Architecture Engineering and Construction Industry

In order to effectively coordinate information and knowledge flow in the AEC industry, this book presented a framework for an information system - a Construction Information and Knowledge Protocol/Portal (CIKP) which integrates within it a ...

Author: Jinyue Zhang

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783845407982

Category:

Page: 312

View: 545

The AEC industry has long been in need of effective modes of information exchange and knowledge sharing, but their practice in the industry is still far from satisfactory. Fundamentally, the industry lacks a culture of information and knowledge sharing. There are three major interlinked obstacles in the AEC industry: the fragmented nature of the AEC industry, the lack of formal and interoperable knowledge representation, the linear communication model in the industry. In order to effectively coordinate information and knowledge flow in the AEC industry, this book presented a framework for an information system - a Construction Information and Knowledge Protocol/Portal (CIKP) which integrates within it a publish/subscribe system, Semantic Web technology, and Social Web concepts. Our aim has been to break down linear communication through social involvement and encourage a culture of sharing, and in the end, the CIKP framework has been developed to specify desired services in communicating information and knowledge, applicable technical approaches and the functions required to satisfy the needs of a variety of service scenarios.

BIM based Safety Management and Communication for Building Construction

Author: Markku Kiviniemi

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789513877828

Category:

Page: 123

View: 768


The Social Construction of Written Communication

This volume examines the role of social factors in the nature and development of written communication.

Author: Bennett A. Rafoth

Publisher: Ablex Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9780893915490

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

View: 549

This volume examines the role of social factors in the nature and development of written communication. Unlike previous works, the volume is dedicated to examining the ways in which written communication affects and is affected by the community of writers and readers who produce and interpret written language. It focuses on the extent to which writing depends upon principles of social context that are posited for language in general. Intended for both researchers and teachers in language, composition, education, and communication, the volume draws together a number of distinguished scholars in linguistics, communication, education, anthropology, and sociology. It offers theoretical and applied perspectives on aspects of written communication that share in the social foundations of language.

Pragmatics of Analoguing

Author: Leonard C. Hawes

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Communication

Page: 199

View: 667