Building for Tomorrow: Global Enterprise and the U.S. by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Building Research Board, Committee on the International Construction Industry

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Construction industry has fallen behind its competition in its efforts to maintain technology leadership (see Chapter 4): Other Page 5 countries are putting more effort into construction research and development, backing longer-range research efforts, and actively encouraging the adoption of useful research results to bring innovation to the construction industry. Japan may be the leader in these efforts. That nation's Ministry of Construction sets national policies on behalf of the construction industry.

YOUNG, Vice-President, NVR Development, McLean, Virginia Staff ANDREW C. LEMER, Director JOHN P. EBERHARD, Former Director PETER H. SMEALLIE, Senior Program Officer GRETCHEN G. BANK, Program Associate JULIAN K. MORRISON, Principal Consultant PATRICIA M. WHOLEY, Administrative Coordinator DONNA F. ALLEN, Senior Secretary JOANN CURRY, Senior Secretary Page v COMMITTEE ON THE INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY JOHN W. FISHER, Fritz Engineering Laboratory, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Chairman DAVID P.

C. C. RAY MARSHALL, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin ALFRED T. MCNEILL, Turner Construction Company, New York, New York RICHARD TUCKER, Dames and Moore, Bethesda, Maryland RICHARD L. TUCKER, Construction Industry Institute, University of Texas, Austin FRANK M. C. RICHARD N. C. MARLENE R. B. C. C. LYNN S. C. C. C. CHARLES PINYAN, International Construction Week, New York, New York MARTIN J. S. C. S. construction industry plays a crucial role in the United States by supplying the structures that house and facilitate virtually all other economic and social activity.

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