Browsing Research Articles (Construction Economics) by Issue Date

Browsing Research Articles (Construction Economics) by Issue Date

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  • Van den Berg, S.; Cloete, C.E. (Christiaan Ernst) (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2004-05)
    Property management software packages have become essential tools in the management of properties and related facilities. In this paper, criteria for the comparative evaluation of property management software packages are ...
  • Joubert, W.; delays on construction projects; Basson, G.A.J. (Gert) (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2005-05)
    The increased levels of competition experienced in recent times in the construction sector due to globalisation and the economic downturn highlighted the need for South African construction companies to be more competitive. ...
  • Nyasulu, E. Chapinduka; Cloete, C.E. (Christiaan Ernst) (Emerald, 2007)
    Purpose – The purpose of this research is to investigate the unaffordability of housing and limited access to finance as limiting factors to the provision of adequate housing in the urban areas of Malawi. Design/meth ...
  • Venter, I.; Cloete, C.E. (Christiaan Ernst) (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, 2007-06)
    Although there are similarities between hotel and other commercial property developments, hotel development has unique characteristics and requires specific management expertise. Hotels are usually 'single-use' properties, ...
  • Nemato, Tsikadzashe; Maritz, M.J. (Marthinus Johannes) (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2007-06)
    Suretyship is one of the performance risk management measures used in modern construction contracts. Construction contracts, such as the FIDIC, JBCC Series 2000 and GCC 2004, offer pro forma deeds of suretyship and guarantee ...
  • Munting, P.; Cruywagen, J.H.H. (Hoffie) (Elsevier, 2008-04)
    The building and construction industries worldwide are experiencing ever closer scrutiny of their operations as pressure mounts from clients to address the inefficiencies inherent therein. The issue of quality is of pivotal ...
  • Charles, K.A.; Cloete, C.E. (Christiaan Ernst) (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2009)
    The paper examines the use of private security organisations in a peacekeeping role as a cost-effective and efficient alternative to United Nations (UN) peacekeepers, and develops an outsourcing scorecard for the UN. ...
  • Maritz, M.J. (Marthinus Johannes); Schutte, Andries (The Physical Development Sciences, University of the Free State, 2009)
    A lack of understanding often exists between contractors, client organisations and consultants as to what may, and what may not, be included in acceleration claims on construction projects. The aim of this article is to ...
  • Charles, K.A.; Cloete, C.E. (Christiaan Ernst) (Juta, 2009)
    Outsourcing has become one of the most powerful, organisation-shaping management tools available today. However, the UN's experience in outsourcing is limited to providing troops for peacekeeping operations. The purpose ...
  • Himayumbula, Terryson K.; Prinsloo, Hendrik F. (The Physical Development Sciences, University of the Free State, 2010)
    Project management has become a popular topic in the construction industry throughout the world. Botswana is no exception and many developers are now insisting that project managers should also be in charge of their ...
  • Boshoff, Douw G.B. (The Physical Development Sciences, University of the Free State, 2010)
    Lately, the residential property market in South Africa has experienced much turbulence. Some perceived growth as a 'property bubble', while others considered it a healthy investment opportunity. This article considers the ...
  • Mooya, Manya Mainza; Cloete, C.E. (Christiaan Ernst) (Elsevier, 2010)
    This paper presents part results of case study research which investigated the relationship between property rights, real estate markets and poverty alleviation in Namibia's urban low income settlements. This paper addresses ...
  • Meyer, Andrie; Cloete, C.E. (Christiaan Ernst) (Vaal Triangle Faculty of Northwest University in South Africa, 2010-07)
    This article is concerned with the identification of culturally significant architectural structures and features on the archaeological sites Mapungubwe and K2, two 11th to 13th century AD African capitals in the current ...
  • Du Plesssis, Johann (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2010-09)
    No abstract available.
  • Maritz, M.J. (Marthinus Johannes); Du Rand, Rouan (Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa, 2011)
    PURPOSE : Bills of quantities for underground development works (UDW) are presently prepared with no uniformity of practice, leading to troublesome misinterpretations and inconsistent pricing by contractors. This article ...
  • Maritz, M.J. (Marthinus Johannes) (The Physical Development Sciences, University of the Free State, 2011)
    It has become common practice in the building industry for contractors to provide employers with a construction guarantee. These guarantees, which are defined as being on call or on demand, usually provide that a certificate ...
  • Joubert, J.C.N.; Cloete, C.E. (Christiaan Ernst) (Routledge, 2011)
    Much uncertainty exists about the most useful method to value a poultry farm. The purpose of the research is to determine the method of valuation that is the most appropriate and reliable for the valuation of a broiler ...
  • Du Plessis, Chrisna; Cole, Raymond J. (Taylor & Francis, 2011-05)
    The broader framing of the decision-making processes of stakeholders within the sustainability debate is explored in the context of a paradigm shift that acknowledges the world as a complex, dynamic system. There is merit ...
  • Boshoff, Douw G.B.; Cloete, C.E. (Christiaan Ernst) (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria, 2012)
    The listed property sector in South Africa has grown to a size which could be considered to be a good representation of the income producing property market in general. Stock market listed property investment funds offer ...
  • Cruywagen, J.H.H. (Hoffie) (3SMedia, 2012)
    The seeds for this study were sown during years of experiencing frustrating delays on infrastructure construction projects at the City of Tshwane.