Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building

Journal article

22 Jun 2013
138

Abstract: Shipping containers are gaining increasing recognition for their apparent durability, adaptability, light weight, ‘low cost ’and ease of stacking, spurring a trend that has resulted in shipping container sculpture, homes, housing, hotels, and museums. The use of prefabricated, pre-manufactured and prototype building methods for...

Journal article

14 Mar 2013
69

The study outlined in this paper uses three objective measures of clarity developed by linguists to establish the readability of construction contracts.

Report

26 Nov 2012
154

The building that houses the Mirvac School of Sustainable Development at Bond University is the first educational building to achieve a six Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. It has won numerous awards since opening in August 2008 including being judged...

Report

15 Nov 2012
116

In recent years there has been a rising interest in the level of productivity and efficiency of the New Zealand construction industry. This interest has meant that there has been an increased use of statistical techniques to determine the productivity and efficiency of the overall...

Report

16 Sep 2012
608

This study involves a financial analysis of 43 publicly listed and large private companies in the building and construction supply chain from 2005 to 2010; straddling the period of the global financial crisis (GFC); and examines the impact of the GFC on the performance of...