Business Practices in the Construction Industry: A Survey

by Roland Gareis, Prof.; Technische Universitat Wien, Wien, Austria: formerly, Visiting Asst. Prof. in Civ. Engrg., Georgia Institute of Tech., Atlanta, Ga.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 4, Pg. 317-329

Document Type: Journal Paper


The results of a questionnaire survey that report business practices in the construction industry are presented. Special consideration is paid to organizational procedures and to capital-budgeting-techniques. The quantitative and qualitative factors influencing investment decisions and the consideration of risk in the investment decision process are analyzed.

Subject Headings: Business administration | Commercial construction | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Investments | Risk management | Organizations | Quality control | Quantitative analysis

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