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This document offers a imaginative and prescient of development in 2010. I do desire you are going to learn this file and improve particular rules that you believe are suitable for your business enterprise, and use them to construct your personal checklist of sensible steps and time cut-off dates for change.Sir John Egan, Chairman of the development job strength, leader government, BAA plcThis document discusses how development companies will sooner or later have to upload price to their services and products so that it will construct after which preserve long term and powerful patron loyalty.Includes CD-ROM

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The ideas of labour saving and technical efficiency were extended to the home. Kitchens were designed to simplify work and standardized units introduced. Bathrooms were designed to provide hygienic, functional environments and were built from standard volume-produced components. 5. The role of the state in promoting innovation Clients, planners and architects in local and national government, responding to new social pressures, actively promoted modernization in construction. The politicians, architects and administrators behind the drive to industrialize construction had little understanding about how the traditional industry worked, or why it was in many ways successful (Russell 1981, p.

Joseph Paxton’s design was based on a modular approach Fig. 2. Major nineteenth century engineering projects: Britannica, Eads and Brooklyn Bridges 26 BUILDING INNOVATION using many interchangeable components. It was complemented by Charles Fox’s manufacturing and construction expertise and William Cubitt’s supervisory skills. The design included a light steel structure with a weatherproof lightweight skin, or curtain wall. The framework was designed to be used as scaffolding during erection. Mechanized erection techniques such as roof glazing wagons were deployed.

7–19). Systems-building approaches in the 1950s and 1960s involved more extensive use of prefabricated components. They also involved attempts to introduce quality control, new relations with manufacturers, the use of programming methods for construction sequencing, together with new methods of documentation. At the same time, standardization was given a new impetus through the design of buildings on a grid, or modular basis. The aim was to coordinate the size of factorymade components with the design of buildings.

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