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Title Valuing people in construction / edited by Fidelis Emuze and John Smallwood
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 265 pages)
Series Spon research, 1940-7653
Spon research.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; About the editors and contributors; Preface; Part I A critical evaluation of construction practices; 1 People in construction: who they are, why we need them, and how to treat them; 2 Construction workers' health: occupational and environmental issues; 3 A model of how features of construction projects influence accident occurrence; 4 Profiling the health and safety risk associated with construction projects at the pre-construction stage
11 Developing health and safety competence for people in construction12 The commodification of worker health, safety and well-being: CSR in practice; 13 Making zero harm work for the construction industry; 14 A Kantian approach to respect-for-persons in construction site work; Index
5 The impact of an ageing workforce on the construction industry in Australia6 Indicative drivers of construction job insecurity in South Africa; Part II A dissection of workplace diversity; 7 A new approach to studying gender in construction; 8 Misplaced gender diversity policies and practices in the British construction industry: developing an inclusive and transforming strategy; 9 Women in the construction industry: still the outsiders; 10 Work-family conflict within civil engineering: the role of family supportive policies (FSPs) and work-family culture; Part III Thinking on new practices
Summary "Valuing People in Construction provides contemporary perspectives on the 'glue' that binds the construction process together; people. The book addresses people issues in the construction industry where behavioural outcomes impact upon business and project performance. The main proposition of the book is that as people continue to lead the completion of construction activities, their health, safety, and well-being should be seen as a priority, and valued by stakeholders. As employers and employees, the role of people in construction must be to strive for the improvement of individual lives and society. This edited collection, which is the first book to focus specifically on placing value on people in construction, focuses on people at work, gender at work, conditions at work, and respect at work. In addition to an editorial overview, the book presents tested and refined empirical work and case studies by leading construction researchers from Africa, Australia, and Europe. Essential reading for researchers, students and professionals interested in construction management, the sociology of construction, HRM in construction, gender, work and health studies."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 24, 2017)
Subject Construction industry -- Personnel management.
Form Electronic book
Author Emuze, Fidelis, editor
Smallwood, John Julian, editor
ISBN 1315459914
1315459930 (electronic bk.)
9781315459936 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ;) (alk. paper)
(hardback ;) (alk. paper)