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Quality improvement techniques in construction

Author: Steven McCabe; Chartered Institute of Building (Great Britain)
Publisher: Harlow, Essex, England : Addison Wesley Longman : Co-published with the Chartered Institute of Building through Englemere Limited, 1998.
Series: Chartered Institute of Building.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Quality management has received much attention in recent years, not least in the construction industry. This book provides a description of the techniques of quality management and how they are implemented, regardless of the context. The author applies the techniques to the construction industry and brings in some practical experience from contractors in the construction industry.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCabe, Steven.
Quality improvement techniques in construction
(OCoLC)39796080
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven McCabe; Chartered Institute of Building (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781317884156 1317884159
OCLC Number: 891589569
Description: 1 online resource (x, 230 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Overview; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Objectives; 1.3 General structure; 1.4 Chapter outlines; 2 What is Quality Management?; Objectives; 2.1 Context; 2.2 Getting to grips; 2.3 Some definitions; 2.4 The four stages; Summary; Questions; Further reading; 3 The Historical Development of Quality Management; Objectives; 3.1 Context; 3.2 The origins of inspection and quality control; 3.3 Formal QA: the importance of Hawthorne; 3.4 A new approach to quality management; 3.5 Japan''s influence on quality management. 3.6 What is Japanese management?Summary; Questions; Further reading; 4 The Gurus of Quality Management; Objectives; 4.1 Context; 4.2 What is a guru?; 4.3 The influence of Japan?; 4.4 The pioneers; 4.5 The followers; 4.6 The contemporaries; Summary; Questions; Further reading; 5 The Use of Quality Assurance; Objectives; 5.1 Context; 5.2 What is ISO 9000?; 5.3 Third-party assessment; 5.4 The clauses of ISO 9000; Summary; Questions; Further reading; 6 The Importance of Quality Managers; Objectives; 6.1 Context; 6.2 Starting on the right foot; 6.3 The role of the quality manager. 6.4 How not to implement QA6.5 Writing procedures interactively; 6.6 Maintaining momentum; 6.7 Other duties of the quality manager; Summary; Questions; Further reading; 7 From QA to TQM: Achieving a Change in Culture; Objectives; 7.1 Context; 7.2 Building on QA; 7.3 The road to TQM; 7.4 Changing the culture; 7.5 Can organisational culture be described?; 7.6 How to facilitate cultural change; 7.7 Planned and emergent approaches to change; Summary; Questions; Further reading; 8 The Importance of People; Objectives; 8.1 Context; 8.2 A review of motivation theory. 8.3 More contemporary theories of motivation8.4 What is empowerment?; 8.5 What do gurus say on empowerment?; 8.6 How can employees be empowered?; 8.7 Organisational changes to facilitate empowerment; Summary; Questions; Further reading; 9 Leadership for Total Quality Management; Objectives; 9.1 Context; 9.2 Leadership and TQM; 9.3 The meaning of leadership; 9.4 Different approaches to leadership; 9.5 Charismatic leadership; 9.6 Transformational leadership; Summary; Questions; Further reading; 10 Using Quality Improvement Techniques; Objectives; 10.1 Context; 10.2 Tools for TQM. 10.3 Teamwork for TQM10.4 Setting up a team; 10.5 Stages in team development; 10.6 Roles within a team; Summary; Questions; Further reading; 11 Other Ways to Achieve Improvement; Objectives; 11.1 Context; 11.2 Partnering; 11.3 Benchmarking; 11.4 Business process re-engineering; Summary; Questions; Further reading; 12 Looking to the Future: Is There Life After TQM?; Objectives; 12.1 Context; 12.2 The learning organisation; 12.3 Lean production and management; 12.4 Becoming world class: prizes and awards; 12.5 Looking to the future; Summary; Questions; Further reading.
Series Title: Chartered Institute of Building.
Responsibility: Steven McCabe.

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