The Development Of The Construction Industry Essay

710 Words Jun 26th, 2015 3 Pages
The construction industry is considered to be one of the most dynamic and complex industrial environments (Loosemore et al., 2003; Wild, 2002). It is a “project-based” industry within which individual projects are usually built to client needs and specifications (Bresnen, 1990; Loosemore et al., 2003). A key feature of the industry is that the final product and/or service is not transportable and must be built at the point of its usage (Fellows et al., 2002). Furthermore, the working life of the industry mostly forms project teams with critical and necessary degrees of independent operation for any new project that is committed (Raiden and Dainty, 2006). The impact of this is particularly apparent within the large construction companies (Druker and White, 1995).

Beardwell and Holden (1997) asserted that the development of employees and their qualities must be rooted in HRD practices of the companies. Nevertheless, the dynamic and fast-changing organizational, project and skill requirements of the industry present a challenging environment for the effective management and development of human resources.
On the other hand, many researchers have seen the industry as a project-based environment (Chinowsky and Meredith, 2000; Clough et al.,2000; Raiden and Dainty, 2006). Accordingly, below summarizes the particular challenges typical for the industry, as a project-based environment, from the related literatures. All the above statements indicate that much emphasis has been…

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