The Resource A better way to build: : a history of the Pankow companies, (ebook)

A better way to build: : a history of the Pankow companies, (ebook)

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A better way to build: : a history of the Pankow companies
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A better way to build:
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a history of the Pankow companies
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eng
Summary
While architects have been the subject of many scholarly studies, we know very little about the companies that built the structures they designed. This book is a study in business history as well as civil engineering and construction management. It details the contributions that Charles J. Pankow, a 1947 graduate of Purdue University, and his firm have made as builders of large, often concrete, commercial structures since the company's foundation in 1963. In particular, it uses selected projects as case studies to analyze and explain how the company innovated at the project level. The company has been recognized as a pioneer in "design-build," a methodology that involves the construction company in the development of structures and substitutes negotiated contracts for the bidding of architects' plans. The Pankow companies also developed automated construction technologies that helped keep projects on time and within budget. The book includes dozens of photographs of buildings under construction from the company's archive and other sources. At the same time, the author analyzes and evaluates the strategic decision making of the firm through 2004, the year in which the founder died. While Charles Pankow figures prominently in the narrative, the book also describes how others within the firm adapted the business so that the company could survive a commercial market that changed significantly as a result of the recession of the 1990s. Extending beyond the scope of most business biographies, this book is a study in industry innovation and the power of corporate culture, as well as the story of one particular company and the individuals who created it
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Midwest
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Adamson, Michael R
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338.7/66240973
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Pankow, Charles
  • Pankow (Firm)
  • Architects and builders
  • Building
  • Electronic books
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adult
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A better way to build: : a history of the Pankow companies, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781612492315
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11784579
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remote
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11784579
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MWT11784579
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A better way to build: : a history of the Pankow companies, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612492315
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11784579
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11784579
System control number
MWT11784579
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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