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CIOB members offered free access to relaunched research and innovation journal, CRI


2nd May 2017

The Chartered Institute of Building is giving its members free access to the first issue of the revamped journal, Construction, Research and Innovation (CRI). 

For more than a decade CRI has informed its thousands of readers as they seek to understand the needs of clients and how the structure of the industry is changing. Now, working with new publishing partner Taylor & Francis Group, one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly and scientific journals, the CIOB is taking CRI to a new level to help built-environment professionals and business leaders access research and thinking that can help them today. 

Jacqueline Balian CIOB commercial director said: “Our new partnership with Taylor & Francis Group will enable a far wider audience to access the progressive management thinking and expert research with direct relevance to practitioners provided by Construction Research and Innovation; and will provide a far better on-line experience.”

CRI is a quarterly journal that responds to challenges emerging in the 21st century, including urbanisation, productivity, resource constraints and sustainability. It takes a holistic view, covering traditional fields of construction activity – from contracting and design to procurement and project management – while extending its focus to the wider issues that influence the built environment, including society, policy, planning and economics.

With writing of the highest quality that is accessible to a broad, international audience, CRI provides incisive analysis, rigorous research and case studies of innovative practice.

Articles in the forthcoming edition include:

• Will China build tomorrow’s Britain? Examining the impacts of Brexit and the skills crisis

• Catching up with the Victorians: Laboratory building boom unfolds as the UK gets a grip on infrastructure R&D

• Shock of the new: How the electricity grid is wrestling with renewables 

• Roads or food? New computational model helps developing countries plan for transport without destroying farmland

“We are animated by the notion of ‘a built environment that works’,” said CRI editor, Rod Sweet. “To that end we focus on the possibilities of the near- to medium-term future, and we aim to provide essential reading for business leaders, policy makers, researchers and community influencers.”

Included on its new Editorial Advisory Board are:

Helen Lingard

Distinguished Professor, Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Paul Chan

Lecturer in Project Management, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester; Editor, Construction Management and Economics; Secretary of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)

Linda Clarke

Professor of European Industrial Relations, Westminster Business School; Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of the Production of the Built Environment (ProBE); member of the European Institute of Construction Labour Research Board

Chris Gorse

Professor of Construction and Project Management, Leeds Beckett University

Stuart Green

Head of the School of the Built Environment, University of Reading

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