• Low Sui PhengEmail author
  • Lau Shing Hou
Part of the Management in the Built Environment book series (MABUEN)


The conceptual relationship between construction quality and economic development was first identified by Low (Int J Qual Reliab Manag, 10(2):18–30, 1993) who noted that quality in the Singapore construction industry began to gain traction only in the late 1970s and early 1980s when the country moved up the rungs of socio-economic development only during this period of time. This observation supports Rostow’s (The stages of economic growth. A non-communist manifesto, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1962) proposition that all societies can be identified under one or another economic dimension.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BuildingNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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