Human Dynamics

In Construction Risk Management The Key to Success or Failure

Book Subject: The Importance of Human Dynamics in Construction Risk Management

   

   

  

     Charles O'Neil
   
    

Book Author

Charles O’Neil

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with Specialist Articles
by 12 Leading Industry Experts

   

Construction, in all its forms from civil engineering to general building, is one of the world’s biggest industries; a major employer, the generator of vast revenues and an economic barometer.

A common factor in construction risk management is human dynamics and this book explores how and why people are the crucial element in every project, not a lack of effective risk management systems, of which there are plenty, with most companies either using a proprietary system or having developed their own in-house versions.

Personal behaviors and inputs will either create success or be the cause of failure every time a project is structured, designed and built.

The book contains more than 50 project case studies, ‘human’ management situations and online links to public information on projects around the world that have run into trouble.

This book is primarily about how people react in certain situations under pressure or for other extraneous reasons.

It looks at all levels of personnel from Board members to site managers and delves into a range of human behaviours and why they so often interfere with risk management systems to the detriment of a project.

The book then goes on to provide analyses, answers and recommendations to try and overcome the problem.

The book also examines successful projects and shows why they are the direct result of excellence in the different aspects of personal inputs and behaviors, particularly in the areas of communications and relationship management at all levels.

Charles O’Neil and the 12 contributing authors have called on their wealth of experience on a wide range of projects all around the world to analyse the positive and negative human dynamics of construction risk management and from this they provide recommendations and solutions to prevent disasters and create success.

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Review by Claire Bursnoll CEng MICE, Senior Lecturer in Construction Management, Kingston University, London

March 31, 2016

“Presented in an easy to read way, using real projects to keep the attention of the reader, I would recommend this book to any manager or graduate seeking chartership in the construction field.”

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Book review by Matthew Bell, Senior Lecturer, Melbourne University School of Construction Law

October 16, 2015

“This book gives construction industry professionals, including lawyers, interesting and valuable insights into how important human factors are in the success of construction projects.”

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Book review by Professor Rudi Klein, President of the NEC Users’ Group

September 7, 2015

“Human Dynamics in Construction Risk Management should be essential reading for all NEC users”

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ResoLex RADAR Appointment

April 22, 2015

Charles O’Neil has been appointed as a Panel Member to ResoLex RADAR, in acknowledgement of his work in the field of risk management.

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Stanford University

April 22, 2015

Charles O’Neil and John McArthur were honoured to be invited as guest lecturers… Professor Gary Griggs has commented…

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Book Endorsement: Tony Llewellyn, Project Team Coaching

January 28, 2015

Charles and his co-authors have picked up on the behavioural issues that create…

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The ACICA Review December 2014 Issues Book Review

January 16, 2015

In the December 2014 issue of The ACICA Review, Charles O’Neil’s book “Human…

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An Extract from the Foreword by Dr Peter Hansford

Chief Construction Advisor to the UK Government

December 17, 2014