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Building for the future

The TQM Magazine

ISSN: 0954-478X

Article publication date: 1 June 1991

Abstract

Examines a European Commission Institute survey investigating TQM and its application to the European construction industry and suggests that the short‐term nature of construction projects means that obtaining long‐term benefits of TQM can be difficult. Uses the experience of BP Chemicals to investigate what TQM offers in these circumstances, comparing the results of the ECI study with one from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology on a similar theme. Concludes that if TQM simply speeds up the integration of different construction industry “cultures”, that is in itself beneficial.

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Citation

Kirk, S. (1991), "Building for the future", The TQM Magazine, Vol. 3 No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1108/09544789110034041

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MCB UP Ltd

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