Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Part 1

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alan Turner
      Pages 3-19
    3. Alan Turner
      Pages 20-29
    4. Alan Turner
      Pages 30-50
    5. Alan Turner
      Pages 51-77
    6. Alan Turner
      Pages 78-104
    7. Alan Turner
      Pages 105-130
  3. Part 2

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Alan Turner
      Pages 133-199
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 200-210

About this book


This second edition of Building Procurement has been revised to take into account recent developments in procurement, such as the Private Finance initiative, as well as some of the recommendations in the Latham Report and its working groups. The author sets out the basics of the building process, the principal players, along with general conventions and background information on building contracts and conditions of appointment for consultants. Fourteen case studies, based on real projects principally from the author's experience, are included to illustrate the progressive nature of procurement in practice. Examples of good and bad procurement decisions are given in the studies, with a postscript and comment on the reasons for success or failure.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Building Procurement
  • Authors Alan Turner
  • Series Title Macmillan Building and Surveying Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-68809-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-14398-6
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 232
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Building Construction and Design
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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