Relational contracting for construction excellence: Principles, practices and case studies

Albert P. Chan*, Daniel W. Chan, John F Y YEUNG

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Improved efficiency and effectiveness in the construction industry provide huge potential savings. Various forms of relational contracting such as partnering, alliancing, public private partnership (PPP), and joint venture are good examples of this. Relational Contracting for Construction Excellence presents the principles of relational contracting, practicalities and a series of short case studies. Principles begins with the fundamentals then covers development in major countries, definitions of relational contracting, their benefits, difficulties, critical success factors and key performance indicators. Practice includes the relational contracting approach and process in general, and significant factors which make workshops successful, at whatever stage of the process. A number of real-life case studies from the UK, USA, Australia, and Hong Kong are provided. Since the book draws on a combination of practical consultancy works and university research, a wide range of readers will find it useful, i.e. from industrial practitioners to undergraduate students.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpon Press Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages334
ISBN (Print)0203926722, 9780203926727
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sept 2009

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Engineering(all)


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