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COBRA 2009
The Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Held at the University of Cape Town, 10-11 September 2009 ISBN 978-1-84219-519-2 © RICS 12 Great George Street London SW1P 3AD United Kingdom www.rics.org/cobra September 2009

COBRA 2009
The construction and building research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors held at the University of Cape Town, 10-11 September 2009 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

Organising Committee The Organising Committee for the RICS COBRA 2009 Conference consisted of: Paul Bowen (Chair) Ian Jay Keith Cattell Kathy Michell Stephen Brown University of Cape Town University of Cape Town University of Cape Town University of Cape Town RICS

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The doctoral students’ session was arranged and conducted by: Monty Sutrisna Les Ruddock University of salford, UK University of Salford, UK

The CIB W113 Law and dispute resolution session was aranged and conducted by Paul Chynoweth of the Univeristy of Salford, UK 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. Rifat Akbiyikli John Boon Richard Burt Kate Carter Keith Cattell Sai On Cheung Grace Ding Peter Edwards Charles Egbu Hemanta Doloi Peter Fenn Peter Fisher Chris Fortune Rod Gameson Theo Haupt Godfaurd John Keith Jones Mohammed Kishk Andrew Knight Esra Kurul John Littlewood Champika Liyanage Greg Lloyd S M Lo Martin Loosemore Tinus Maritz Steven McCabe Andrew McCoy Kathy Michell Henry Odeyinka Robert Pearl Keith Potts Matthijs Prins Richard Reed Herbert Robinson David Root Sakarya University, Turkey UNITEC, New Zealand Auburn University, USA Heriot-Watt University, UK University of Cape Town, South Africa City University of Hong Kong University of Technology Sydney, Australia RMIT, Australia University of Salford, UK University of Melbourne, Australia University of Manchester, UK University of Northumbria, UK University of Salford, UK University of Wolverhampton, UK Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa University of Central Lancashire, UK University of Greenwich, UK Robert Gordon’s University, UK Nottingham Trent University, UK Oxford Brookes University, UK University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK University of Central Lancashire, UK University of Ulster, UK City University of Hong Kong University of New South Wales, Australia University of Pretoria, South Africa Birmingham City University, UK Virginia Tech, USA...
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