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Key Databases

Below are the most useful databases to explore the richness of the journal literature in Construction Management.

Good Read

Radosavljevic, M., & Bennett, J. (2012). Construction management strategies: A theory of construction management. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. (eBook)


The construction industry has become a truly global network of interconnected stakeholders making demands which require the involvement of skilled workforces from all over the world. Construction Management Strategies sets the foundations for understanding and managing construction’s inherent complexity and uniqueness. It establishes clear definitions of commonly accepted terms like built environment, construction, civil engineering, etc. which are often given confusing and conflicting interpretations. It cuts through the plethora of overlapping role titles currently used in the construction sector that make it difficult to establish how projects are actually managed.

Construction Management Strategies:

  • Offers a robust and consistent theoretical basis to explain the performance of the main approaches to construction management.
  • Describes corporate and project management in construction as an integrated whole.
  • Provides the basic toolkit a student needs to think through the practical situations they will later face.
  • Helps bring the theory of construction management to international students who struggle to find a solid grounding in this complex and fragmented subject.
  • Includes a companion website featuring a wealth of directly transferable examples for students, as well as PPT slides and topic discussion ideas for lecturers (...from Publisher's website).

How Do I...?

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The Libraries spends millions each year to bring resources to faculty and students. To gain access to WSU Libraries' content without physically cutting and pasting into the Libraries' Search It manually, type "Washington State University Libraries" in the located in the library links section of Google Scholar's settings and check all the WSU Libraries server entries.  When this is done, all the content that the Libraries' provides will appear as links in Google Scholar that read WSU full text, Find It @ WSU, or the word, More, at the bottom of a citation.  Try all of a citation's links to see which works best. 

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Interesting e-Books


Reddy, K. P.  (2011). BIM for Building Owners and Developers. Chicester: Wiley. (eBook)

Perkins, L. B. (2013). Building type basics for senior living (Second Edition).  Chicester: Wiley (eBook)

Kelley, G. S. (2013). Construction law: An introduction for engineers, architects, and contractors. Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons. (eBook)

Ground Zero Construction Site

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Photograph by Andrea Booher in New York, September 28,2001.

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I hope that this LibGuide is helpful and I welcome suggestions for its improvement. 

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