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

I came across this title when I was preparing material for an MSC module on construction project risk management. From experience I always felt project success was very much down to attitude, and by that I include values and behaviours of the team, the team including all major players; Client, Consultant, Contractor and Suppliers.  Where […]

Matthew Bell, Senior Lecturer, Melbourne University School of Construction Law

“This book gives construction industry professionals, including lawyers, interesting and valuable insights into how important human factors are in the success of construction projects.” Matthew Bell, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of Studies, Construction Law, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne  

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

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

ResoLex RADAR Appointment

Charles O’Neil has been appointed as a Panel Member to ResoLex RADAR, in acknowledgement of his work in the field of risk management. RADAR (ResoLex Avoiding Dispute Avoiding Risk) is a new innovation in risk management that is effective in countering issues that may arise in major projects spurred by breakdowns in communication. To view […]

Stanford University

Charles O’Neil and John McArthur (author of Chapter 19) were honoured to be invited as guest lecturers at Stanford University’s Construction Program and Global Projects Centre, discussing the more complex issues arising in PPPs and infrastructure development. Professor Gary Griggs has commented that the sessions were of great value to our faculty, students and researchers […]

Book Endorsement: Tony Llewellyn, Project Team Coaching

“Charles and his co-authors have picked up on the behavioural issues that create problems, as anyone working in construction would recognise. The book looks beyond the tendency to blame individuals, and picks up on many of the systemic issues that sit below the surface. I particularly liked the case studies and the chapter 10 on […]

The ACICA Review December 2014 Issues Book Review

In the December 2014 issue of The ACICA Review, Charles O’Neil’s book “Human Dynamics in Construction Risk Management” is reviewed on page 9. An extract of that review reads: “A common factor in construction risk management is human dynamics and this book explores how and why people are the problem in many instances, not a […]

An Extract from Dr Peter Hansford’s Foreword

The foreword of the book “Human Dynamics in Construction Risk Management” is written by Dr Peter Hansford Chief Construction Advisor to the UK Government The following is an extract of the foreword: Charles O’Neil has assembled an experienced and talented collection of contributors for this book They set out a valuable commentary to the key […]

Successful London Book Launch of ‘Human Dynamics in Construction Risk Management’

Successful London Book Launch of ‘Human Dynamics in Construction Risk Management’. On 24 November, Keating Chambers kindly hosted representatives of the construction industry and the legal fraternity to a lively and entertaining launch of the new book. Paul Darling QC welcomed the guests on behalf of Keating Chambers, a leading Barristers’ Chambers offering legal expertise […]