The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Held at Las Vegas, Nevada USA by Arizona State University 11th-13th September 2012
© RICS 2012 ISBN: 978-1-84219-840-7 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors 12 Great George Street London SW1P 3AD United Kingdom www.rics.org/research The papers in this proceeding are intended for knowledge sharing, stimulate debate, and research findings only. This publication does not necessarily represent the views of RICS and Arizona State University. The RICS COBRA Conference is held annually. The aim of COBRA is to provide a platform for the dissemination of original research and new developments within the specific disciplines, sub-disciplines or field of study of: Management of the construction process Cost and value management Building technology Legal aspects of construction and procurement Public private partnerships Health and safety Procurement Risk management Project management The built asset Property investment theory and practice Indirect property investment Property market forecasting Property pricing and appraisal Law of property, housing and land use planning
Urban development Planning and property markets Financial analysis of the property market and property assets The dynamics of residential property markets Global comparative analysis of property markets Building occupation Sustainability and real estate Sustainability and environmental law Building performance The property industry Information technology Innovation in education and training Human and organisational aspects of the industry Alternative dispute resolution and conflict management Professional education and training Peer review process All papers submitted to COBRA were subjected to a double-blind (peer review) refereeing process. Referees were drawn from an expert panel, representing respected academics from the construction and building research community. The conference organisers wish to extend their appreciation to the following members of the panel for their work, which is invaluable to the success of COBRA.
Alan Abela Andrew Agapiou Solomon Akinbogun Adesina Aladeloba Luis Otavio Araujo Ibrahim Babangida William Badger Kristen Barlish Brad Carrey Daniel Castro-Lacouture Sabine Cerimagic Peter Davis Alberto De Marco Mart-Mari Els Peter Farrell Peggy Ferrin Dhaval Gajjar Jonathan Gates Natividad Gaudalajara Murat Gunduz Toby Harfield Dries Hauptfleisch Jacob Kashiwagi Malik Khalfan
Nottingham Trent University Strathclyde University Heriot Watt University Yaba College of Technology Federal University of Rio de Janeiro University of Bolton Arizona State University Arizona State University Arizona State University Georgia Institute of Technology Bond University Curtin University Politecnico di Torino University of the Free State University of Bolton Arizona State University Arizona State University University of Brighton University of Valencia Middle East Technical University Swinburne University of Technology University of the Free State Arizona State University RMIT University
Nthatisi Khatleli Jinu Kim Richard Laing Namhun Lee Charlotte Leigh, Brian Lines Peter Love Jamie MacKee Patrick Manu Norazmawati Md. Sani Paul Missa Róisín Murphy Mehdi Nourbakhsh Frederick Ababio Nuamah Hugo Oates Henry Odeyinka Ayodeji Ojo Michael Oladokun Srinath Perera Anthony Perrenoud Kathy Roper Timothy Rose María Rua Nico Scholten Alfredo Serpell Mona Shah Jake Smithwick James Sommerville Kenneth Sullivan Subashini Suresh Søren Wandahl Xiangyu Wang Gayan Wedawatta
University of the Witwatersrand The University of New South Wales Robert Gordon University East Carolina University Cardiff University Arizona State University Curtin University University of Newcastle University of Wolverhampton University of Science Malaysia University of Salford Dublin Institute of Technology Georgia Institute of Technology KAAF University...