Best Practice Tendering for Design and Build Projects

Author: Alan Griffith
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 0727732188
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Technology & Engineering

There is increasing pressure upon clients, in particular government departments and local authorities, to procure construction projects in a best practice manner. 'Design and Build' is one procurement approach used extensively, both in the UK and worldwide; being recognised for its capability to deliver real value to both public and private sector clients. The book is based on the findings of an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded project. It reports on the factual experiences of those construction practitioners involved in Design and Build procurement and presents practical tools for the application of best practice tendering. This book provides a comprehensive guide for consultants and practitioners involved in the procurement process, in addition to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying construction management and surveying-related courses.

Best Practice Procurement

Author: Andrew Erridge
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0566083663
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Social Science

This book presents a range of cutting edge perspectives on subjects which are central to improving purchasing performance, including supply chain management, outsourcing and partnership, professional development, IT and e-commerce, and performance evaluation.

Best Practice Benchmarking

Author: Sylvia Codling
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0566075911
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Business & Economics

Benchmarking is potentially the most powerful weapon in the corporate armoury. It is the technique that enabled Cummins Engine Company to slash delivery time from eight months to eight weeks, Lucas to reduce the number of shopfloor grades at one of its sites from 17 to four, and British Rail to cut cleaning time for a 660-seat train to just eight minutes. In other companies, order processing time has been brought down from weeks to days, engineering drawings output doubled and inventory cut by two-thirds.

Teaching the Best Practice Way

Author: Harvey Daniels
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 9781571104052
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

"In Teaching the Best Practice Way, Harvey Daniels and Marilyn Bizar present seven basic teaching structures that make classrooms more active, experiential, collaborative, democratic, and cognitive, while simultaneously meeting best practice standards across subject areas and throughout the grades. Each chapter begins with an essay outlining one key method, providing its historical background and research results, and then describing the structure's vital features. Next, several teachers representing different grade levels and school communities explain how they adopted the basic model, adapted it to their students' needs, and made it their own."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Best Practice Partnering in Social Housing Development

Author: Martyn Jones
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 0727732196
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Best practice partnering in social housing development provides a seven-step model for developing new supply chain relationships and describes how best to approach and manage sustainable partnerships. In light of recent procurement guidance from the Housing Corporation and the Best Practice in Partnering Group (BPiPG), the report, which was developed initially from research funded by an Innovation and Good Practice Grant from the Housing Corporation, also examines the problems of achieving added value from the point of view of RSLs, consultants and contractors in the partnering process and how these can be overcome.

Best Practice in Motivation and Management in the Classroom

Author: Dennis G. Wiseman
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 9780398085049
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Classroom management

This text offers practical information and vicarious practice for both beginning as well as veteran teachers to become more knowledgeable, skilled, and effective in their work. Through study, application of what has been studied, and the analysis and evaluation of the end result of this application, teachers who care to improve can improve. And, teachers who are already successful in their teaching can be even more successful. Effective teachers are active learners themselves. This text therefore provides a specific context and focus for this active learning in the areas of student motivation and classroom management which are considered critical for best practice in teaching in classrooms today. The book reviews appropriate strategies when responding to specific types of student misbehavior and also discusses zero tolerance policies, expulsion, teaching special students, addressing diversity, violence, school uniforms, and drug abuse as related to management and motivation. It is highlighted with supporting case study examples, question and activity sections by chapter, and a helpful glossary. Also provided is an overview of ten popular models for classroom management with the theorists associated with their development. By reading this book, teachers will get their students to achieve at high levels in demonstrating what they have learned through the application of the most important, intertwined areas of motivation and classroom management.


Author: Sara Wickham
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780750675406
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

Presenting a succinct review of key issues within midwifery, this text is a practical reference resource that will be of use to midwives operating at all levels.

Accounting Best Practices

Author: Steven M. Bragg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470591110
Release Date: 2010-01-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Praise for Accounting Best Practices Sixth Edition "For a comprehensive, yet easy-to-read guide to fixing those all-too-common shortcomings in your accounting department, look no further than this excellent book. Steve Bragg provides hundreds of fixes, many of them requiring surprisingly little time or cost while providing a handy guide to common implementation pitfalls . . . I would recommend this invaluable book to anyone who is looking to enhance their existing processes, whether due to growth in their business, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, or just as part of their ongoing improvement process." —Martyn Webster, CPA, Director of FinanceXenoPort, Inc. "This book is critical to running an efficient and accurate accounting department. The use of RFID technology to track documents is one of many valuable tools in this latest edition. A required read for the demanding accounting manager's role." —Jason Charet, CPA "I've used Steve Bragg's Accounting Best Practices books for years as a source of ideas for improvement. Like the previous editions, the Fifth Edition has a number of new, actionable best practices as well as refinements of those ideas reported in previous editions. The books are broad enough in their perspective so that nearly any organization could find ideas that could pay back the cost of the book many times over." —John Temmerman, Controller, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America "What a great resource! I have been in the accounting field for over twenty years, and I was still able to gain insight into improving processes within my office. Thanks for putting it all in one book!" —Tina M. Thomas, CPA, CTP, Controller, Goodman & Company, LLP

Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

Author: Mathy Doval Mezey
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826118348
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

The protocols in this thoroughly updated edition address key clinical conditions and circumstances likely to be encountered by a hospital nurse caring for older adults. They represent "best practices" for acute care of the elderly as developed by nursing experts around the country as part of the Hartford Foundation's Nurses Improving Care to the Hospitalized Elderly project (NICHE). New to this edition are chapters on evaluating practice guidelines and measuring quality and outcome of care. Although the protocols were developed for acute care, they can be easily modified to work in other practice settings, such as the nursing home or home care.

Evidence Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

Author: Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082611105X
Release Date: 2007-11-16
Genre: Medical

Designated a Doody's Core Title! "As a gerontological clinical educator/research nurse, I will often use this as a reference. The format and the content are good, and the explanations of how to best use the evidence simplify the process of sifting through mountains of information to figure the best practice." Score: 97, 5 stars --Doody's "This third edition holds the promise of bringing yet another level of depth and sophistication to understanding the best practices for assessment, interventions, and anticipated outcomes in our care of older adultsÖ. Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice is intended to bring the most current, evidence-based protocols known to experts in geriatric nursing to the audience of students, both graduate and undergraduate, practitioners at the staff level from novice to expert, clinicians in specialty roles (educators, care managers, and advanced practice nurses), and nursing leaders of all levelsÖ.We owe a debt of gratitude to the many authors and the editors for bringing this work to us."--from the preface by Susan Bowar-Ferres, PhD, RN, CNAA-BC, Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, New York University Hospitals Center "The greatest beneficiaries of these new practice protocols, however, will be the older adults and their family members who stand to benefit from the greater consistency in care and improved outcomes from care based on the best evidence that is tempered with the expertise of advanced clinician-scholars."--from the foreword by Eleanor S. McConnell, RN, PhD, APRN, BC, Associate Professor and Director, Gerontological Nursing Specialty; Clinical Nurse Specialist, Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center; Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center This is the third, thoroughly revised and updated edition of the book formerly entitled Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice. The protocols address key clinical conditions and circumstances likely to be encountered by a hospital nurse caring for older adults. They represent "best practices" for acute care of the elderly as developed by nursing experts around the country as part of the Hartford Foundation's Nurses Improving Care to the Hospitalized Elderly project (NICHE). This third edition includes 17 revised and updated chapters and more than 15 new topics including critical care, diabetes, hydration, oral health care, palliative care, and substance abuse. Each chapter includes educational objectives, assessment of the problem, nursing intervention or care strategies, and references; most chapters have case studies.

Communities of Practice to Actively Manage Best Practices

Author: Stefano Borzillo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783835096097
Release Date: 2007-11-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Stefan Borzillo examines a large variety of CoPs by means of six success factors and identifies three basic types: innovating strategic, operational excellence, and social and productive space CoPs. He shows that innovating strategic CoPs are strongly sponsored by management, that operational excellence CoPs are used to multiply technical and operational practices throughout an organization, and that social and productive space CoPs owe their success to their members’ sense of security.

Best Practice Approaches for Characterizing Communicating and Incorporating Scientific Uncertainty in Climate Decision Making

Author: M. Granger Morgan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781437912609
Release Date: 2009-05

This report is one of 21 Synthesis and Assessment Products commissioned by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program as part of an effort to integrate fed. research on climate change and to facilitate a nat. understanding of the critical elements of climate change. Most of these reports are focused on specific substantive issues in climate science, impacts and related topics. In contrast, the focus of this report is methodological. This report provides a tutorial to the climate analysis and decision-making communities on current best practice in describing and analyzing uncertainty in climate-related problems. While the language is semi-technical, much of it should also be accessible to non-expert readers who are comfortable with the treatment of technical topics. Illus.

Best Practice in Performance Coaching

Author: Carol Wilson
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749450823
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

Performance coaching helps individuals and organizations achieve their maximum potential, tackle challenges and reach specific goals. It leads to personal and professional development and helps to create a work/life balance. Best Practice in Performance Coaching is both an introduction for anyone thinking of becoming or hiring a coach - whether private or corporate - and a reference guide for experienced coaches. A practical guide to the 'what' and the 'how' of performance coaching, it covers all topics from the personal and executive angle and explains the structure of a coaching relationship. There is extensive guidance on coaching techniques, models and tools as well as advice on how to train as a coach, how to run a coaching practice and how to structure coaching sessions. Complete with worksheets and exercises, evaluations and international case studies this is a thorough guide to performance coaching.

Planning Support Systems Best Practice and New Methods

Author: Stan Geertman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402089527
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Social Science

Planning Support Systems: Retrospect and Prospect It has been nearly twenty years since the term ‘planning support systems’ (PSS) first appeared in an article by Britton Harris (Harris 1989) and more than ten years since the concept was more broadly introduced in the academic literature (Harris and Batty 1993; Batty 1995; Klosterman 1997). As a result, the publication of a new book on PSS provides an excellent opportunity to assess past progress in the field and speculate on future developments. PSS have clearly become very popular in the academic world. This is the fourth edited book devoted to the topic following Brail and Klosterman (2001), Geertman and Stillwell (2003), and a third by Brail (2008). Papers devoted to PSS have been published in the leading planning journals and the topic has become a regular theme at academic conferences around the world; it has even spawned intellectual o- spring such as spatial planning and decision support systems (SPDSS) and public participation planning support systems (PP-PSS). However, as Geertman and Stillwell point out in their introductory chapter, the experience with PSS in the world of professional practice has been disappointing. A substantial number of PSS have been developed but most of them are academic p- totypes or ‘one off’ professional applications that have not been adopted elsewhere.