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Akbari, S, Khanzadi, M and Gholamian, M R (2018) Building a rough sets-based prediction model for classifying large-scale construction projects based on sustainable success index. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 25(04), 534–58.

Bordass, B and Leaman, A (1997) Future buildings and their services. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 190–5.

Carter, K and Fortune, C (2007) Sustainable development policy perceptions and practice in the UK social housing sector. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 399–408.

Chan, P W and Dainty, A R J (2007) Resolving the UK construction skills crisis: a critical perspective on the research and policy agenda. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 375–86.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Skills shortages; critical perspective; bottom-up approach; labour market; research
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0144%2d6193&issue=4&spage=375&volume=25
  • Abstract:
    The ongoing skills crisis in the UK construction industry has constrained the productive capacity of the industry. Past research and skills policies have largely failed to develop an understanding of the realities of the skills crisis at the grassroots level. Solutions offered by researchers and policy makers have previously had little demonstrable impact in addressing skills concerns. Much of these policies seems disconnected from the realities experienced by employers and by those working in the industry. A critical perspective on resolving the skills crisis is offered. A set of mutually reinforcing research and policy initiatives are proposed, including the need for researchers and policy makers to move away from the conventionally national approach in addressing the skills problem and to engage in genuine, joined-up thinking that meets the needs of local regions. Furthermore, employers and employees are called to be reflective practitioners in their participation of the skills development agenda. Adopting these recommendations could overcome many shortcomings in research and policy that have hitherto done little to combat the construction skills crisis.

Chen, J J (1997) The impact of Chinese economic reforms upon the construction industry. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 239–45.

Friedman, A and Cammalleri, V (1997) Selection criteria for energy-efficient windows. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 234–8.

Gooding, D and Thomas, T (1997) Soilcrete blocks. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 202–9.

Hagan, E B (1997) The use of stabilized soil to enhance rural housing. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 210–7.

Harris, D J and Dudek, S J M (1997) Heat losses from suspended timber floors. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 226–33.

Ismail, Z B (2018) Improving contractor social networking on IBS infrastructure maintenance projects: a review. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 25(04), 479–96.

Jha, K N and Misra, S (2007) Ranking and classification of construction coordination activities in Indian projects. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 409–21.

Kelly, J (2007) Making client values explicit in value management workshops. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 435–42.

Kindangen, J I (1997) Window and roof configurations for comfort ventilation. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 218–25.

Lam, K-C, Ning, X and Ng, T (2007) The application of the ant colony optimization algorithm to the construction site layout planning problem. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 359–74.

Li, C Q (1997) Deterioration of concrete building structures. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 196–201.

Li, J, Yu, M and Wang, H (2018) A taxonomy of performance shaping factors for shield tunnel construction. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 25(04), 574–96.

Lingard, H C, Yip, B, Rowlinson, S and Kvan, T (2007) The experience of burnout among future construction professionals: a cross-national study. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 345–57.

Mahjoubpour, B, Nasirzadeh, F, Mohammad Hosein Zadeh Golabchi, M, Ramezani Khajehghiasi, M and Mir, M (2018) Modeling of workers’ learning behavior in construction projects using agent-based approach. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 25(04), 559–73.

Olsen, J, Lee, Z-H and Pong, W (2007) Optimal selection of concrete anchors for connection cost reduction. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 423–34.

Oo, B-L, Drew, D S and Lo, H P (2007) Applying a random coefficients logistic model to contractors' decision to bid. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 387–98.

Shahsavand, P, Marefat, A and Parchamijalal, M (2018) Causes of delays in construction industry and comparative delay analysis techniques with SCL protocol. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 25(04), 497–533.