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Introduction

This book is one of three closely related texts, Finance and Control for Construction, Operations Management for Construction and Business Organisation for Construction; the reason for writing these books is the increasing awareness of the shortage of new texts covering the whole range of construction management. There are plenty of good recent texts appropriate for final-year and postgraduate students primarily, but they tend to be subject-specific and assume a certain level of knowledge from the reader. It also means students find these texts costly and tend to rely on the library for access. (The research selectivity exercises have encouraged authors to write books based on their research, for which credit has been given in the assessment, whereas none has been given to those writing textbooks.) The purpose of these three books is an attempt to give students the management vocabulary and understanding to derive greater value from these specialist texts.