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Brief and to the point

As minds concentrate on how to improve construction-industry performance, more attention is being paid to the briefing process and what constitutes good briefing practice. However, 'there is little evidence that good practice per se actually has the expected effect when used in practice,' says Peter Barrett, professor of management systems in property and construction at the University of Salford. This was the rather unexpected outcome of a research project led by Barrett which aimed ...

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