The purpose of this paper is to define the quality and productivity problems, and improvement opportunities that face the construction industry today.
The authors conducted interviews and surveys plus they researched pertinent literature to come to their findings.
The paper concludes that there is a lack of good research for improved approaches and that construction work is considered an undesirable profession. It also concludes that there has been a slow change over from quality control (QC) to total quality management (TQM).
The research for this paper was limited to surveys and interviews conducted in the USA.
The paper concludes that improved quality and productivity is needed to eliminate high levels of waste in the construction industry.
The paper defines construction problems as they exist today.
President, Charles S. Goldman, M.P.; Chairman, Charles Bathurst, M.P.; Vice‐Presidents: Christopher Addison, M.D., M.P., Waldorf Astor, M.P., Charles Bathurst, M.P., Hilaire Belloc, Ralph D. Blumenfeld, Lord Blyth, J.P., Colonel Charles E. Cassal, V.D., F.I.C., the Bishop of Chichester, Sir Arthur H. Church, K.C.V.O., M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S., Sir Wm. Earnshaw Cooper, C.I.E., E. Crawshay‐Williams, M.P., Sir Anderson Critchett, Bart., C.V.O., F.R.C.S.E., William Ewart, M.D., F.R.C.P., Lieut.‐Colonel Sir Joseph Fayrer, Bart., M.A., M.D., Sir Alfred D. Fripp, K.C.V.O., C.B., M.B., M.S., Sir Harold Harmsworth, Bart., Arnold F. Hills, Sir Victor Horsley, M.D., F.R.C.S., F.R.S., O. Gutekunst, Sir H. Seymour King, K.C.I.E., M.A., the Duke of Manchester, P.C., Professor Sir Wm. Osler, Bart., M.D., F.R.S., Sir Gilbert Parker, D.C.L., M.P., Sir Wm. Ramsay, K.C.B., LL.D., M.D., F.R.S., Harrington Sainsbury, M.D., F.R.C.P., W. G. Savage, M.D., B.Sc., R. H. Scanes Spicer, M.D., M.R.C.S., the Hon. Lionel Walrond, M.P., Hugh Walsham, M.D., F.R.C.P., Harvey W. Wiley, M.D., Evelyn Wrench.
An inquiry into the constitution of the experience of patienthood. It understands “becoming a patient” as a production of a subjectivity, in other words as a process of…
An inquiry into the constitution of the experience of patienthood. It understands “becoming a patient” as a production of a subjectivity, in other words as a process of individuation and milieu that occurs through an ontology of production. This ontology of production can, of course, also be understood as a political ontology. Therefore, this is, first of all, an inquiry into a mode of production, and, secondly, an inquiry into its relation to the issue of social justice – because of effects of digital divisions. In these terms, it also reflects on how expert discourses, such as in medical sociology and science studies (STS), can (and do) articulate their problems.
An integrative mode of discourse analysis, strongly related to discursive institutionalism, called semantic agency theory: it considers those arrangements (institutions, informal organizations, networks, collectivities, etc.) and assemblages (intellectual equipment, vernacular epistemologies, etc.) that are constitutive of how the issue of “patient experience” can be articulated form its position within an ontology of production.
The aim not being the production of a finite result, what is needed is a shift in how “the construction of patient experience” is produced by expert discourses. While the inquiry is not primarily an empirical study and is also limited to “Western societies,” it emphasizes that there is a relation between political ontologies (including the issues of social justice) and the subjectivities that shape the experiences of people in contemporary health care systems, and, finally, that this relation is troubled by the effects of the digital divide(s).
A proposal “to interrogate and trouble” some innovative extensions and revisions – even though it will not be able to speculate about matters of degree – to contemporary theories of biomedicalization, patienthood, and managed care.
The attention of the Board is drawn from time to time to advertisements in trade papers and circulars of preservative substances sold under proprietary names. These consist for the most part of well‐known preservatives or mixtures of preservatives which are easily detected by the analyst in food substances to which they have been added. A new preservative, sold under the name of “Mystin,” for preserving milk and cream has recently been advertised as possessing the advantage that its presence cannot be detected by analysis. Samples have been sent to farmers and milk vendors accompanied by a trade circular from which the following extracts have been taken:—
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This article is based upon a paper presented by Major Oliver Stewart to a meeting of The Historical Group of the Royal Aeronautical Society on March 19, 1962, just a few…
This article is based upon a paper presented by Major Oliver Stewart to a meeting of The Historical Group of the Royal Aeronautical Society on March 19, 1962, just a few days after the last issue of Major Stewart's own monthly aeronautical journal ‘Aeronautics’ was published. Although some fifteen months have now elapsed since the original paper was presented, it has continuing relevance at this time as the British aeronautical press undergoes further changes. To mention but three examples, the journal ‘Airport and Airline Management’ ceased publication with its May I June 1962 issue, the English language edition of the French ‘Aviation and Space Magazine’ ceased publication with its April 1963 issue, and ‘Aircraft Production’ became a general production engineering journal as from the April 1963 issue. There can be few people better qualified to describe the changing scene of aeronautical journalism, for apart from his experience as a ferry pilot and single‐seat fighter pilot during the First World War and subsequently as an experimental and test pilot at Orfordness and Marilesham Heath, Major Stewart has been aeronautical correspondent of ‘The Morning Post’ (1926–37), ‘The Times’ (1939), ‘The Evening Standard’ (1940) and ‘The Manchester Guardian’ (1941–58). In addition, he was, of course, Editor of ‘Aeronautics’ from the time of its birth in 1939 until its demise last year.
MUCH has already been said and written upon the subject of the indicator: but in view of the general trend of advanced Public Library administration a little space may with advantage be devoted again to the consideration of its value as a modern library appliance. Passing over (a) the decision of that curiously constituted committee formed in 1879 to consider and report on indicators, and (b) the support which it received in 1880 from the Library Association, it may be said that for the next fourteen or fifteen years the indicator system was the popular, almost the universal, system in vogue throughout the country. Of late years professional opinion as to its value has undergone a remarkable change. The reaction which has set in was brought about chiefly by the introduction of Open Access in 1894, with the many reforms that accompanied it, though much, doubtless, was due to the prevalence of a more exact and systematic knowledge of librarianship, and to the natural evolution of ideas. It is not, however, intended in this paper to compare the indicator with the open access system, but with others suitable to the requirements of a closed library.
This follows the issue earlier this year of a British Certificate of Airworthiness, giving the HS.125 full approval in the transport category. The FAA Certification is particularly important since the North American market is an extremely promising one for the HS.125. Already, sales of eight aircraft to North American customers have been announced (see ‘Orders and Contracts’, p. 334), and many more are in the offing. First deliveries to Hawker Siddeley's distributors in America have already commenced and the sales campaign will now be ‘hotted‐up’ following the award of the FAA Certificate.