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Stephenson, Paul Dr

Works: 9 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 200 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TH438, 624.0684
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Stephenson
Management systems for construction by Alan Griffith( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book provides a focused guide to the main management areas that are essential to the success of modern construction projects. The concepts, principles and applications in the seven main management areas that are essential to the success of construction projects are presented
Construction planning by R. H Neale( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Construction Planning' is a guide to the use of planning techniques that will be immediately useful to students and those needing a grounding in this specific aspect of project management. The approach is essentially practical using worked examples derived from real projects
Construction Planning, Second edition by David Neale( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Environmental Health Officer Training - Student Support Program Grant 396 : annual report, year 1 of 3: 1997-98 by Valerie A Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A project control framework for the Libyan construction industry by Huwaida Abdulmotamad Tahir( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Time and cost overruns are one of the biggest issues facing the construction industry and affecting delivery in terms of time, cost and quality. Libyan construction projects experience these problems, often to a greater extent than most others. This can be attributed to both unexpected and expected risk factors that are not effectively dealt with. A focus on control is therefore vital in order to improve the performance of construction projects. The chief purpose of this study is to explore and understand the main characteristics of the Libyan construction industry (LCI) and its associated processes and operations, as well as to identify the major obstacles constraining its practices. It will also develop and validate a framework through which to manage risk factors that significantly affect a project's time and cost performance.The initial proposed framework for the design of project cost and time control is based on previous studies; other practices regarding control are derived from the findings in the literature. The framework was reviewed and refined through iterative processes. Semi-structured interviews with professionals in Libyan organisations were used to investigate how costs and schedules of construction projects are controlled in practice and to discover the reasons and related issues that affect the process of cost and time control in practice. Survey questionnaire I was conducted to identify the major risk factors causing time and cost overruns in Libyan projects. The framework for minimising cost and time overruns was subsequently validated by the perception of the professionals (contractors, consultants and owners) involved in the LCI who participated in questionnaires II and III. Both, theory and practice have been linked through the literature review and the involvement of practitioners to develop a framework by which cost and time overruns in Libyan construction projects can be minimised. It is envisaged that the developed framework will lead to changes in LCI projects, since practitioners can be more systematic in dealing with the factors leading to cost and time overruns. This will further provide improved current practices in delivering better quality construction projects that satisfy clients' requirements and in which cost and time overruns are minimised
A framework for evaluating material management performance in Jordanian concrete building projects by Mohammed Gasim Mohammed Alzohbi( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The rapid growth of the construction sector in the Arab region of the Middle East, particular in Jordan, is expected to attract investments worth 21 billion U.S. dollars over the next five years (2012 - 2017). This growth has contributed to the increasing number and types of large-scale projects currently being undertaken, and also increased the use of building materials and the requirement for effective and efficient materials management services to ensure overall construction process performance. Studies have indicated that materials in building projects constitute about 60% of total project cost and control 80% of the project schedule. Inefficient materials management may therefore lead to an increase of 50% in work hours. Hence, there is a pressing need for measuring the effectiveness of the Construction Materials Management (CMM) process to provide a basis for the follow-up, and for evaluating and analysing the current performance of processes. The literature review of previous work, and pilot studies carried out to date, confirm that the effectiveness of the construction materials management process, and extent to which it meets the needs and expectations of construction operations has not been adequately defined or measured within building projects.The primary aim of this research is therefore to establish a set of uniform measures for evaluating the Effectiveness of Construction Materials Management Performance (ECMMP), and to develop a framework for use within large-scale concrete building projects in Jordan. The work adopts a mixed research methodological approach involving literature review and both qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques. The literature review process essentially explored the theory, and typical workflow diagram(s), to establish a set of measures that assess the effectiveness of material management performance in typical building construction projects. Within the research main investigation, a case study project was also introduced where site visits and semi-structured interviews were carried out to establish a practical workflow diagram to reflect real-life CMM processes within Jordanian large-scale concrete building projects. This also included the identification of a set of measures to be used for evaluating the ECMMP on those building projects (Practical Effectiveness-Measures; P.E.Ms).Based on the data collection and cross-cases analysis, a framework was developed to integrate practical effectiveness-measures within the practical workflow diagram of the CMM process, allowing an operational mechanism to communicate and operationalize those uniform measures within the workflow process (ECMMP Framework). This was followed by a framework validation designed to evaluate the functionality and appropriateness of the developed ECMMP through two techniques of formative and summative evaluations. The ECMMP framework provides a new approach and methodology for evaluating, periodically and systematically, the effectiveness of the materials management performance. The framework not only brings about improvements in managing materials within Jordanian large-scale concrete building projects, but establishes a basis for unified standard benchmarking of performance for the materials management process in the Arab Construction Industry
A best practice framework for training UK construction site managers by Padzil F Hassan( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Training has long been recognised as one of the fundamental processes to assist the UK construction industry meet the increasing the demand for adequately trained and qualified construction site managers. However, inadequate commitment by organisations to training, coupled with the recognised fragmentation of the industry perpetuates major hurdles to achieving this objective. Whilst the site manager's role has evolved over the years through changes within the industry, their training at the industry level continue to be provided along the established mode offered by the Chartered Institute of Building's Certificate and Diploma Site Management training (CIOB C/DSM) and the National/Scottish Vocational Qualifications Site Supervision and Site Management (NVQ/SVQ SS/SM) training schemes. This have led critics to argue that the difficulties of meeting the industry's need for trained site managers are associated with inadequacies within the training provisions offered by these schemes. This research was undertaken in recognition for the need for a critical appraisal of their training provisions with a view for improvements. It was developed on the concepts of training best practice which advocates improving the training provisions concurrent with change through the process of re-learning the whole training process. The effectiveness of the training provisions offered by the training schemes and the impact of variables on the site managers' training needs were critically investigated. 'Gaps' within the training provisions were identified, approaches to bridge these 'gaps' were investigated and proposed for improvement. The substantial contribution of the research is the expansion of the knowledge of the factors that impinge on the effective provisions for training site managers. The research findings propounds the conviction that the current training provisions needs to be expanded to be more effective and this can be achieved with the best practice framework for training site managers identified by the research
Hot foot nat, by p. stephenson by Paul Stephenson( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stephenson, P.

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