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Crisis management in construction projects

Author: Martin Loosemore
Publisher: Reston, Va. : American Society of Civil Engineers, ©2000.
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Shows preventing crises on construction projects and, turning them into an advantage. This work provides lessons drawn from high-risk industries. It helps readers examine others' experiences and gain  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Loosemore, Martin, 1962-
Crisis management in construction projects.
Reston, Va. : American Society of Civil Engineers, ©2000
(DLC) 00064569
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Loosemore
ISBN: 9780784470640 0784470642
OCLC Number: 708564947
Description: 1 online resource (x, 170 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Table of Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Preface""; ""Chapter 1: Introduction""; ""Our Anti-Conflict Values""; ""Necessity�The Mother of Invention""; ""Unlearning the Past�The Future's Challenge""; ""Recognizing a Crisis When You See One""; ""Distinguishing Between Disasters and Crises""; ""A Crisis-Prone Construction Process""; ""Managers as a Source of Crisis-Proneness""; ""High-Reliability Organizations""; ""The Art of Crisis Management""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chapter 2: Planning for Crises""; ""Introduction""; ""Types of Construction Crises""; ""Major Crisis Categories"" ""Specific Crisis Categories""""Conclusion""; ""Chapter 3: The Dynamics of Crisis Management""; ""Introduction""; ""Detection�The First Phase of Crisis Management""; ""Diagnosis�The Second Phase of Crisis Management""; ""Decision Making�The Third Phase of Crisis Management""; ""Implementation�The Fourth Phase of Crisis Management""; ""Feedback�The Fifth Phase of Crisis Management""; ""Recovery�The Penultimate Phase of Crisis Management""; ""Learning�The Final Phase of Crisis Management""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chapter 4: Emergency Planning in Construction Projects"" ""Introduction""""Emergency Planning""; ""The Aims of an Emergency Plan""; ""Preparing an Emergency Plan""; ""Formulating an Emergency Plan for a Construction Project""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chapter 5: Crisis Managers as Social Architects""; ""The Concept of Social Architecture""; ""Social Structure and Crisis Management Efficiency""; ""Crisis Behavior""; ""Phases of Behavior During a Crisis""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chapter 6: Case Study One""; ""Introduction""; ""The Project""; ""The Crisis""; ""An Account of the Crisis Management Process""; ""Patterns of Behavior""; ""Conclusion"" ""Chapter 7: Case Study Two""""The Project""; ""The Crisis""; ""An Account of the Crisis Management Process""; ""Phases of Behavior""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chapter 8: Case Study Three""; ""The Project""; ""The Crisis""; ""An Account of the Crisis Management Process""; ""Patterns of Behavior""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chapter 9: Case Study Four""; ""The Project""; ""The Crisis""; ""An Account of the Crisis Management Process""; ""Phases of Behavior""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chapter 10: Lessons for Crisis Managers""; ""Introduction""; ""Managing Communications During a Crisis"" ""Crises as Periods of Social Change""""Efficient Communication Patterns""; ""Crisis Behavior""; ""The Two Ironies of Construction Crisis Management""; ""The Dynamics of Crisis Management""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chapter 11: Conclusion � Creating an Optimistic Organization""; ""Optimism or Pessimism � A Stark Choice""; ""The Optimistic Organization""; ""The Pragmatics of Optimism""; ""References""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""W""; ""Z""
Responsibility: Martin Loosemore.

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