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Bon, R and Pietroforte, R (1993) New construction versus maintenance and repair construction technology in the US since World War II. Construction Management and Economics, 11(02), 151-62.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: backward linkage indicator; construction technology; input-output analysis; maintenance and repair construction; output multiplier
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446199300000008
  • Abstract:

    This paper employs seven input-output tables in the comparative study of long-term changes in new and maintenance and repair (M&R) construction technology in the US from 1947 to 1982. The 1982 table was made available in 1991. Input-output analysis is used to show the differences between direct and total input requirements of the two sub-sectors. Significant differences are reported in terms of backward linkage indicators and output multipliers, as well as direct and total requirements from the key industries supplying the two construction sub-sectors. As the share of M&R construction in total construction continues to increase, these differences in technology employed by the two sub-sectors will have an important effect on the national economy as a whole.