Currently, the roles of advisors to organisations are under scrutiny. Recessions, austerity and difficulties always bring out a critical review of the roles of advisors.
Do the advisors accurately... More > predict the downturn and how to tackle the issues arising? Do the advisors offer truly useful and independent advice or can some aspects be self-serving? Do large companies use their advisors wisely?
Good advisors could be really useful – for organisations of all sizes – mega, large, medium, small and micro.
This volume takes the side of all of these organisations of all sizes in helping them recognise what they may need or they may already have (or not need at all!) – to get good advisors, good advice and good value in setting up and running their organisations – in the good times and the not so good.< Less
Within this volume there are eighteen separate modules for stimulating and selective self-study including case studies, examples and exercises with model answers.
These modules may be of interest to... More > ‘contractors’ who wish to get closer to the design processes and make meaningful contributions.
The modules may also be of interest to ‘designers’ who wish contractors could be closer and make meaningful contributions to design.
There will also be third parties – such as clients and project managers – who would like to realise the potential benefits of such collaborations.< Less
Good, integrated, affordable, sustainable, customer-satisfying design is essential for the U.K. built environment, society and civilisation. Good, capable, Design Teams are needed to provide the... More > designs.
These modern, ever expanding Design Teams need leadership to be efficient, effective, appreciated, satisfying and rise to the challenges.
This book contains analysis, explanations, lists and prompts based on front-line experience on diverse projects, working for, with and against designers, and the many other parties with interests in design, on many building types.
Application and research continues. It’s exciting! It’s dynamic!< Less
This book is aimed at practitioners to aid them in bringing their management expertise to bear on the sustainability themes – and provide leadership to the other respective team members and... More > stakeholders who have their own interests, obligations, responsibilities and contributions on such matters.
This book is distributed under the creative commons license. Free copies are available to download from www.cebe.heacademy.ac.uk< Less