Why Is Construction So Backward?

A new book investigates why the construction industry is constrained by narrow thinking.
May 12, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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There is no end of criticism today of specific aspects of construction and housing, but few commentators have taken the trouble to mount a thoroughgoing critique of the sector as a whole - until now... Whether our beef is with the 'cowboy' builders who fit our kitchens for cash in hand, or with the immigrants who work on building sites for a pittance, the fact is that 'construction is widely performed under labour conditions that are illegal and by labourers who are hated - either for their timekeeping or for their nationality'."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Monday, October 24, 2005 in Spiked
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