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Perceptions. “I tell you this tale, which is strictly true Just by way of convincing you How very little, since things were made Things have altered in the building trade” Rudyard Kipling, A truthful song A reputation deserved or undeserved?. ARBE121 - CHANGE & THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

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Perceptions

“I tell you this tale, which is strictly trueJust by way of convincing youHow very little, since things were madeThings have altered in the building trade”

Rudyard Kipling, A truthful song

A reputation deserved or undeserved?

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The drivers of change

  • Technological factors

  • Organisational factors

  • Economic factors

  • Governmental influences

  • Societal/cultural influences

  • Clients have changed!

  • Many overlaps and interactions

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Technological Change

  • The industry and its buildings

    Structure and fabric – since mid 19th C

    Building services – especially last 50 years

    Construction methods – mechanisation, industrialisation

  • Society and industry generally

  • Information technology

  • Manufacturing, business processes etc taking place in buildings

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Organisational Change

  • Increasing specialisation

    Driven by technology, business strategy, legislation etc…

  • Separation of function

  • Especially design from construction

  • Growth of professional boundaries – 19th C

  • The professional “hierarchy”

  • Pressures for reintegration – 1970’s onwards

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Economic factors

  • The importance of the industry

    6 to 7% of UK economic activity, >£50, 000 million p.a.

    4 to 6% of UK employment

  • The economic cycle – “boom and bust”

  • Why construction suffers more and for longer

  • The industry as economic regulator

    Governmental intention often overstressed

    General economic controls affect industry hard

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Governmental Influences

  • Control of economy

    See previous section

  • As client of the industry

  • Approx. 25% of output is commissioned by public sector

  • Current changes in procurement – PPP & PFI

  • Legislation & taxation

    Direct impact - Planning, building regulations, safety

    Indirect impact - Tax concessions, development areas etc…

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Societal Influences

  • Greater influence of general public

    Less accepting of “authority” – government, professions…

    Environmental consciousness – protest, “NIMBY’s”

    (Slightly?) more even distribution of wealth

  • Broader cultural influences

  • Changing population, easier world travel

  • Entrepreneurial attitudes

    Have varied with time

    Increase in small businesses since late 70’s

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Changing clients

  • Growth of the corporate client

    Compare 19th C importance of individual & sole trader

  • Globalisation

  • Changing market for business & clients they generate

  • Business priorities

    Increasing concentration on time & cost performance

    Less tolerant of failings – more litigious

  • Transfer of management methods

    Project management, procurement methods…

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Further reading

Many texts cover the technological changes in buildings and their influence on the industry’s structures, practices, social change etce.g. two books by BillRisebero, The story of western architecture, and Modern architecture & design: an alternative history.

Consideration of the specific role of the Architect inthese changes may be found in, amongst others: Saint, The image of the Architect, Yale UP and Kostof, Architecture, Oxford UP.

The current economic influences within and on the industry and the current state of the professions is covered by: Harvey & Ashworth, The construction industry of GB, Newnes

A venerable (1966) but venerated work on change and the industry as a whole is: Bowley, The British building industry, Cambridge UP worth a look if the topic interests you.

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