Japan's big six: case studies of Japan's largest contractors

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McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Limited, 1993 - Business & Economics - 289 pages
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Essential reading for the design and construction industry to understand the Japanese construction business. Table of Contents: This Shrinking World; Kajima Corporation--A Chemistry and One Half of Integrity; Takanaka Corporation--A Japanese Dynasty; Obayashi Corporation--Renaissance for the 21st Century; Kumagai Gumi Co., Ltd.--Creating the Buildings and Infrastructure Sociey Requires; Taisei Corporation--Building "For a Lively World; " Shimizu Corporation--Striving for Excellence; Big Six Research and Development; What Does it all Mean? Index. 70 illustrations.

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This Shrinking World
Japanese Business Philosophy
Kajima CorporationA Century and a Half of Integrity

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Sidney M. Levy is an independent construction industry consultant in Baltimore, Maryland with more than 40 years of experience in the profession. He is the author of numerous books on construction methods and operations, including "Construction Databook, Design-Build Project Delivery, " and "Construction Superintendent's Operations Manual". Mr. Levy was awarded the British Chartered Institute of Building Silver Medal for "Project Management in Construction, " Third Edition, in the category of Managing Construction.

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