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Subject Policy Statement - REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION

 

A. Purpose and Program Description

The Libraries seeks to support research and teaching in all areas of real estate, surveying and construction in the Asia Pacific region and abroad. Programs and courses include undergraduate and postgraduate (by coursework or research) courses up to Ph.D. in real estate, general practice surveying, quantity surveying, building surveying, planning and development, land and construction economics and management, property and construction management, property and construction law and construction studies, construction project management, real estate investment and finance, land economics and urban planning.

Research focuses on construction economics, land economics, law related to property and construction, international real estate and construction investment flows, project management, China's land reforms, project documentation, knowledge based systems in construction, performance of building materials and maintenance management, facilities management systems, safety, productivity and labour provision in construction.

Areas of established specialization are the classic works of construction, urban planning and development, land and construction economics and management, property and construction management, property and construction law.

The Collection supports the needs of undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students, the teaching faculty, and many visiting researchers.

 

B. General Selection Guidelines (See Classed Analysis)

Overall, the Libraries' existing collection and acquisitions commitment, based upon available resources, and its collection goal for Real Estate and Construction are all at the research level.

 

C. Specific Delimitations

  1. Formats collected: We collect monographs, annuals, reference tools, and scholarly series extensively; periodicals, audio-visual materials, microforms, CD-ROMs and other electronic tools, and dissertations (other than HKU dissertations) selectively.
  2. Imprint Dates Collected: We collect current publications extensively and earlier materials selectively.
  3. Chronological Focus: We collect materials focusing on the current period extensively and earlier periods selectively.
  4. Languages Collected: We collect English and Chinese materials extensively and other non-English language materials selectively.
  5. Place of Publication: We collect materials published in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and United States extensively, and materials published elsewhere selectively.