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Briscoe, G (2006) How useful and reliable are construction statistics?. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 220–9.

Clarke, L (2006) Valuing labour. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 246–56.

Crawford, P and Vogl, B (2006) Measuring productivity in the construction industry. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 208–19.

Ekeskär, A, Rudberg, M, Institutionen för teknik och, n, Linköpings, u, Kommunikations- och, t and Tekniska, f (2016) Third-party logistics in construction: The case of a large hospital project. Construction Management and Economics, 34(03), 174-91.

Franz, B W and Leicht, R M (2016) An alternative classification of project delivery methods used in the United States building construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 34(03), 160-73.

Hu, X and Liu, C (2016) Profitability performance assessment in the Australian construction industry: A global relational two-stage DEA method. Construction Management and Economics, 34(03), 147-59.

Ive, G (2006) Re-examining the costs and value ratios of owning and occupying buildings. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 230-45.

Khan, K I A, Flanagan, R and Lu, S-L (2016) Managing information complexity using system dynamics on construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 34(03), 192-204.

Kohler, N (2006) A European perspective on the Pearce report: policy and research. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 287–94.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Assets; building stock; capital theory; construction value; environmental capital; human capital; man-made capital; public policy; research agenda; social capital; sustainable development
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=x647245554q01635
  • Abstract:
    The Social and Economic Value of Construction (2003), also known as the Pearce Report after its author, has been extensively discussed in the UK, but has not yet attracted the attention of the European construction industry and the wider international research and development community. The international significance of the Pearce Report is that it provides a general methodology that differs substantially from other attempts to describe the construction industry and its contribution to sustainable development. Using capital theory, it provides a conceptual framework for relating the different dimensions of value (or wealth) as ecological (physical), economic, social and cultural capitals; it explores how these dimensions interact; and it examines the possibilities of substituting one capital for another. The Pearce Report also stresses the importance of maintaining and improving value over time in the sense of a sustainable development. This Forum discusses the theoretical framework, compares this with other approaches within the European Union, considers these aspects mainly in the field of social, human and cultural capital, and proposes additional research directions that should be tackled internationally.

Macmillan, S (2006) Added value of good design. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 257–71.

Pearce, D (2006) Is the construction sector sustainable?: definitions and reflections. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 201–7.

Tombesi, P (2006) Good thinking and poor value: on the socialization of knowledge in construction. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 272–86.

Turner, R K (2006) Sustainability auditing and assessment challenges. Building Research & Information, 34(03), 197–200.