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ARCOM 2019
Productivity, Performance and Quality Conundrum

2nd - 4th September – Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK

Download the Call for Papers here!

Leeds Beckett University will play host to the 2019 ARCOM Conference, returning to Leeds and the great County of Yorkshire. With an evening at Salts Mill and our famous Headingley Campus, the stage is set for an industrious ARCOM 2019.

The concept of productivity has, of course, seen recent renewed policy interest. A decade on from the Global Financial Crisis, governments around the world have paid much attention to raising productivity with a view to increase standards of living. In the UK, the pursuit of productivity growth lies at the centre of the industrial strategy.

Yet, as old forms of production industries give way to the rise of new ways of working in the growing service economy, questions remain as to whether traditional notion of productivity is still relevant. We therefore call for papers that address the productivity conundrum in the construction industry. We particularly welcome contributions that address one or more of the following questions, as well as the thematic tracks below:

Thematic tracks for ARCOM 2019

  • Track 1: Problematising building performance
  • Track 2: Construction is a highly productive industry
  • Track 3: Academia-Industry Engagement
  • Track 4: Making space for construction productivity studies
  • Abstracts of around 300 words are due for submission via the MyARCOM portal before 23:59hrs GMT on Friday 11 January 2019.

    Please click here to download the Call for Papers.