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Al-Sudairi, A A and Al-Motairi, M S (2010) Multi objective land use allocation model using priority-based goal programming technique. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 61.

Anagnostopoulos, K P and Koulinas, G K (2010) A simulated annealing hyperheuristic for construction resource levelling. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 75.

Bologna, R and Nord, R D (2000) Effects of the law reforming public works contracts on the Italian building process. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 109–18.

Bremer, W and Kok, K (2000) The Dutch construction industry: a combination of competition and corporatism. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 98–108.

Campagnac, E (2000) The contracting system in the French construction industry: actors and institutions. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 131–40.

Loosemore, M, Phua, F, Dunn, K and Ozguc, U (2010) Operatives’ experiences of cultural diversity on Australian construction sites. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 88.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: diversity; culture; immigrants; safety; racism; discrimination
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446190903450087
  • Abstract:
    Construction sites are among Australia’s most culturally diverse workplaces. A survey of 1155 construction operatives on Australian construction sites investigated, for the first time, the extent of this diversity and how it is experienced by workers. Results show that while cultural diversity presents organizational challenges by segregating the workforce, operatives’ cultural groups also perform positive functions such as maintaining positive bonds among group members and providing group support and safe havens. While there broadly appears to be equality of opportunity for all cultural groups, there is significant evidence of differential treatment for some groups, particularly in relation to accessing higher paying jobs, offensive graffiti and racist joke telling. Language barriers are one of the major challenges affecting work and social relations between different cultural groups and there is evidence that this has a detrimental impact upon safety.

Lu, S-L and Sexton, M (2010) Career journeys and turning points of senior female managers in small construction firms. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 39.

McGuffin, A A and Obonyo, E (2010) Enhancing performance: a case study of the effects of employee coaching in construction practice. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 9.

Ökmen, Ö and Öztaş, A (2010) Construction cost analysis under uncertainty with correlated cost risk analysis model. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 12.

Syben, G (2000) Contractors take command: from a demand-based towards a producer oriented model in German construction. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 119–30.

Tuuli, M M, Rowlinson, S and Koh, T Y (2010) Dynamics of control in construction project teams. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 202.

Winch, G M (2000) Institutional reform in British construction: partnering and private finance. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 141–55.

Ye, K, Shen, L and Tan, Y (2010) Response strategies to the competition in the Chinese construction market. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 24.