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Haroglu, H (2010) Investigating the structural frame decision making process, Unpublished PhD Thesis, Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University.

Haroglu, H and Leiringer, R (2010) Achieving whole-life value: the challenges of service-led construction. In: Egbu, C (Ed.), Proceedings 26th Annual ARCOM Conference, 6-8 September 2010, Leeds, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, 1069–78.

  • Type: Conference Proceedings
  • Keywords: whole-life value; service-led; construction firm
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-9552390-4-5
  • URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2010-1069-1078_Haroglu_and_Leiringer.pdf
  • Abstract:
    Major construction clients are increasingly looking to procure built facilities on the basis of added value, rather than capital cost. Recent advances in the procurement of construction projects have emphasized a whole-life value approach to meeting the client’s objectives, with strategies put in place to encourage long-term commitment and through-life service provision. Construction firms are therefore increasingly required to take on responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the construction project on the client’s behalf – with the emphasis on value and service. This inevitably throws up a host of challenges, not the least of which is the need for construction firms to manage and accommodate the new emphasis on service. Indeed, these ‘service-led’ projects represent a new realm of construction projects where the rationale for the project is driven by client’s objectives with some aspect of service provision. This vision of downstream service delivery increases the number of stakeholders, adds to project complexity and challenges deeply-ingrained working practices. Ultimately it presents a major challenge for the construction sector. This paper sets out to unravel some of the many implications that this change brings with it. It draws upon ongoing research investigating how construction firms can adapt to a more service-orientated built environment and add value in project-based environments. The conclusions lay bare the challenges that firms face when trying to compete on the basis of added-value and service delivery. In particular, how it affects deeply-ingrained working practices and established relationships in the sector.

Haroglu, H, Glass, J and Thorpe, T (2009) A study of professional perspectives on structural frame selection. Construction Management and Economics, 27(12), 1209–17.

Schweber, L and Haroglu, H (2014) Comparing the fit between BREEAM assessment and design processes. Building Research & Information, 42(03), 300-17.