International construction management experts gather at UWE

Issue date: 31 August 2011


International experts in construction management will gather at the University of the West of England from 5 – 7 September 2011 for the 27th Annual ARCOM Conference.

ARCOM (the Association of Researchers in Construction Management)aims to advance knowledge in all aspects of construction management by supporting education, dissemination and research.

The aim of this conference is to explore current advances in construction management research with an emphasis on new research in construction management and its associated disciplines.

The Conference will bring together researchers from around the world including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Colombia, Chile, Greece, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK and Nigeria.

Themes for discussion will include Sustainability, Environment and Climate change; Inter-Organisational Relations and Supply Chain Management; Law and Contract; Procurement; and Equality and Diversity.

Professor Charles Egbu, (Salford University and ARCOM Conference Chair 2011), says, “This Annual Conference has now become the leading forum for those researching these areas. Research in the field of construction management is vital in ensuring the industry responds to current issues, and prepares for future demands, at strategic, tactical and operational level. For example researchers in this field have advised the government on flood risk management, and this knowledge has also been valuable on an international scale, as our built environment adapts to cope with changes to our climate. Similarly, the works of researchers in the areas of Construction Procurement (including PFI/PPP), Knowledge Management, and Performance Management continuously inform governments and large and medium size organisations world-wide.

Professor David Proverbs, Head of Construction and Property at UWE says, “This conference plays a vital role in helping researchers reflect on current practice and to hear some of the genuinely ground-breaking research that is going on. Construction activities are vital to the economies of developed and emerging economies. Construction is also booming in many countries, particularly in the Far East, and it is essential that best practice is shared with as wide an audience as possible.”

The conference will take place in R Block on the Frenchay Campus of UWE.

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