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Description - Communication in Construction by Andrew Dainty

Communication within project-based environments presents special challenges. Many of the problems that develop in construction projects are a result of both the temporary and inter-disciplinary nature of project teams. Each player having a different employer complicates the situation further. This book offers practical guidance on possible solutions to communication problems, featuring a number of examples related to the construction industry. Several non-typical perspectives on the process of communication are introduced, to encourage the reader to think about communication in a new way. 'Thinking with diagrams', for example, is useful for those such as architects who work primarily with visual communication media. This can be contrasted with the 'visual perception' approach, which emphasises the rational and scientific aspects of human biology. The combination of different perspectives highlights the diversity of communication problems facing those working within project-based environments.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415327220
ISBN-10: 0415327229
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Andrew Dainty

Dr Andrew Dainty is a Senior Lecturer in Construction Management at Loughborough University's Department of Civil and Building Engineering. An internationally renowned researcher in the field of human resource management in the construction industry, he has published widely in both academic and industry journals. He is co-author of HRM in Construction Projects, also published by Taylor and Francis. Dr David Moore is a Reader in Construction Management, based in the Scott Sutherland School of The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. He has authored and contributed to various books covering project management organisation structures, building production management and construction project management for architects. Dr Mike Murray is a Lecturer in construction management within the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde. Mike is co-editor of several textbooks including Construction Industry Reports 1944-1998 (Blackwell 2003) and the RIBA Handbook of Construction Project Management (RIBA 2004).

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