Economic Structure of the Construction Industry

  • Stephen L. Gruneberg
Part of the Macmillan Building and Surveying Series book series (BASS)


The construction sector consists of different types of specialist firm working together on temporary sites to produce buildings and civil engineering works. Once they have fulfilled their contractual undertakings, each firm moves on to other work with different firms on new sites. Apart from the main contractors, architects, engineers and surveyors, very few firms remain for the duration of a project. Temporary organisations are formed to manage projects. On completion of their contracts, the firms making up these temporary teams also disperse.


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© Stephen L. Gruneberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen L. Gruneberg
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  1. 1.School of ConstructionSouth Bank UniversityLondonUK

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