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Vol 7 No 2 (2016): Journal of Quantity Surveying and Construction Business

Typically, issues related to the construction sector were addressed by academics and the research communities from the broad perspective of either (i) management and organizational, (ii) technical and engineering, (iii) legal and economics, (iv) environmental and sustainability, and (v) ethics and governance.

In addition, a search via the internet on the construction sector related journals revealed that there is a gap in the literature discussing knowledge areas, skills, practices and management issues on quantity surveying and construction business.

However, events in recent years including the current global economics recession arising from the ‘credit crunch’, the needs for greater transparency in the way in which business are carried out, greater concerns on the environment and sustainability, health and safety, value for money, the newer approaches in procurement including the Public Private Partnerships, etc suggest that many aspects related to the construction sector are in dire needs of change.

Consequently, newer, better and more holistic approaches in looking as issues related to the construction sector, to compliment to the six broad perspectives mentioned above, are required.

Given the above scenario, the Editors proposed this journal, the JQSCB. The underlying reason behind this proposal is to draw inputs from the increasingly dynamic and modern knowledge area and skills in quantity surveying and of the construction business practitioners, especially contractors, in effort to look for newer and better approaches on how the businesses of the construction sector are to be carried out, and to narrow the gap in the literature related to quantity surveying and construction business.

In addition, the Editors believe the ‘marriage’ between the skills of the quantity surveyors and that of the construction business practitioners, together with inputs from the other stakeholders, would augur well for the future of the construction sector.

Consequently, the aims and objectors of the JQSCB are:

  • To offer a unique opportunity for authors to contribute, and readers to enjoy, its contents in terms of it being informative on the key areas of quantity surveying and construction business
  • To report research works on newer and better approaches in carrying out the businesses of the construction sector focusing on harnessing the knowledge, skills, practices and management related to quantity surveying and construction business; and
  • To consider the vital issue of the education, training, research and development needs in quantity surveying and construction business management
Published: 2018-01-09
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The Journal Quantity Surveying and Construction Business (JQSCB) was first published in 2010 (ISSN 1985-8817). It was launched by the Honourable Rector of IIUM on 20th September 2011. JQSCB was commissioned and published by the Procurement and Project Delivery Systems Research Unit (PPDSRU), Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED). The Journal was intended to be issued twice a year.

 

Publications of the Journal to date are:

  • Vol 1 Issue 1, 2010 (ISSN 1985-8817)
  • Vol 1 Issue 2, 2010 (ISSN 2229-8339)
  • Vol 2 Issue 1, 2011 (ISSN 2229-8339)
  • Vol 3 Issue 1, 2012 (ISSN 2229-8339)
  • Vol 4 Issue 1, 2013 (ISSN 2229-8339)
  • Vol 5 Issue 1, 2014 (ISSN 2229-8339)
  • Vol 6 Issue 1, 2015 (ISSN 2229-8339)
  • Vol 6 Issue 2, 2015 (ISSN 2229-8339)
  • Vol 7 Issue 1, 2016 (ISSN 2229-8339)
  • Vol 7 Issue 2, 2016 (ISSN 2229-8339)

 

The mission of the journal is to provide exemplary contribution to knowledge, skills, practices and management in the field of Quantity Surveying and Construction Business. In particular, this journal is intended to serve as a platform for academics/researchers/practitioners of KAED, IIUM, the region and beyond to report their research works, contribute ideas and report vital issues in education, training, research and development needs in quantity surveying and construction business management.

 

The key objective of JQSCB is to report research works related to quantity surveying and construction business. It focuses on the discipline of Quantity Surveying but also includes allied construction related disciplines namely Architecture, Engineering, Project Management and Construction Business.  

 

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Justification

JQSCB is considered unique. A search via the internet on construction sector related journals revealed that there is a gap in the literature discussing knowledge areas, skills, practices and management issues on quantity surveying and construction business.   In addition, JQSCB provides chances of publications to KAED’s staff as well as to other researchers involved in quantity surveying and construction business

 

Area of Coverage

The aims and scope of the journal are to nurture the Quantity Surveying and Construction related Professionals on articles writing related to their research and professional interests. This journal will provide an avenue to the academic staff to enhance their intellectual level by reviewing and submitting research articles.  The key areas of the JQSCB are in quantity surveying, construction business and management, construction engineering, construction law, construction economics, construction related environmental and sustainability issues, ethics and governance in construction and Shariah compliant in construction.