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This transparent, well-researched advisor should be precious to scholars and training building execs alike as they paintings with a number of construction procurement platforms to settle on the process so much suited for their wishes.

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11. University of Reading, Department of Construction Management (1979) UK and US Construction Industries: a Comparison of Design and Contract Procedures, RICS, London, September. 12. British Property Federation (1983) Manual of the BPF System for Building Design and Construction, BPF, London 13. Building Economic Development Committee (1983) Faster Building for Industry, NEDO, London, May. 14. Building Economic Development Committee (1988) Faster Building for Commerce, NEDO, London, November. 15.

The level of use of the remaining methods was so low as to preclude any meaningful conclusions being drawn from the results although the responses obtained with regard to the use of the British Property Federation system appears to confirm the opinions being expressed at the time of the survey that the uptake of this much vaunted and publicized method had so far been both slow and partial. SUMMARY 1. Despite the fact that this examination of the historical background to procurement plainly shows that in the post-war period all relevant official reports and studies have emphasized the need for clients and the industry to embrace the use of non-conventional procurement methods in order to maximize the likelihood of ensuring the clients’ needs are met, it was not until some 25 years after the end of the war that the reactionary forces lost momentum and, what were then, unorthodox methods of procurement began to be used more frequently.

Economic Development Committee for Building (1967) Action on Banwell Report, National Economic Development Office, London. 6. Higgins, G. and Jessop, N. (1965) Communications in the Building Industry, Tavistock Publications, London. 7. Wood, NEDO, London. 8. Slough Estates Limited (1976) Industrial Investment. A case study in factory building, Slough Estates Ltd, London. 9. Slough Estates Limited (1979) Industrial Investment. A case study in factory building, Slough Estates Ltd, London. 10. Graves, NEDO, London.

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