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SUMMARY: This paper discusses how distributed object technology can profitably be put to use in the construction industry. It begins by outlining the potential benefits distributed object technology and standards can bring to construction, particularly when considering the integration of existing and future information systems. It then describes research(More)
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The views expressed by the author(s) are not necessarily those of the RICS Foundation. Neither the author(s), the RICS Foundation nor the publisher accept any liability for any action arising from the use to which this publication may be put. Copies of this report can made free of charge for teaching and research purposes, provided that: • the permission of(More)
This paper argues that distributed object technology can profitably be put to use in the field of computer integrated construction, and describes its use within the COMMIT 3 project. The COMMIT project aims to provide a computer integrated construction (CIC) environment that provides facilities such as versioning, notification, object rights and the(More)
The aim of the RICS Foundation Paper series is to provide an outlet for the results of research and development in any area relevant to the surveying profession. Papers range from fundamental research work through to innovative practical applications of new and interesting ideas. Papers combine academic rigour with an emphasis on the implications in(More)
This paper analyzes how employer-based child care and family leave affect worker absenteeism, turnover, and productivity. It finds that on-site child care is negatively associated with absenteeism and positively associated with worker performance. Family leave is also associated with decreased absenteeism. Analyses also suggest that human-resource managers(More)
The Luxembourg Income Study has made comparable several large microdata sets that contain comprehensive measures of income and economic well-being for a set of modern industrialized welfare states. The LIS The LIS Summer Workshop is a two-week pre-and postdoctoral workshop designed to introduce young scholars in the social sciences (economics, sociology,(More)
This paper investigates whether financial agreements between husbands and wives, the cost of child care and the price of a mother's time, and sources of income affect a mother's decision to use child care. This study finds that for working mothers, the price of child care is what matters, not their price of time; for nonemployed mothers, the reverse is(More)
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