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List of Reports

Building Code & Regulations
Year
No.
Privatation of Plans Review & Inspection Functions: A Feasibility Study - Professor Jack Dye
2000
Building Permit Requirements in Dade and Broward Counties: Framework for a Model Permitting System - Professor Jack Dye
1995
A Model Construction Permitting System for the State of Florida - Dr. Felix Uhlik
1995
Effectiveness of Hurricane Shutters in Mitigating Storm Damages - Professor Jose Mitrani
1994
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Building Trades
Year
No.
A Study of Vocational Training Dropouts - Professor Jack Dye
1999
Inventory of Apprenticeship Programs in the State System - Professor Jack Dye
1997
A Study of the Need for a Journeyman on Small Construction Projects - Professor Jack Dye
1997
Recommended Changes to the Existing Vocational Continuing Education Programs for the Building Trades - Dr. Oppenheim and Dr. Tom George
1994
Development of a Data Base of MBE/DBE Firms and Decision Models to Determine their Capacity for the Florida Construction Industry - Dr. Irtishad Ahmad
1994
Recruitment, Training & Employment of Construction Craftsmen in Florida: Impediments & Recommendations - Dr. Brisbane H. Brown, Jr. and Mr. Ali Markus
1988
An Analysis of Carpentry Apprenticeship Programs in Florida - Dr. Brisbane H. Brown, Jr. and Mr. Ali Markus
1988
Effects of the Shortage of Skilled Carpenters in the Home Building Industry in Florida: Impediments and Recommendations - Dr. Brisbane H. Brown, Jr. and Mr. Ali Markus
1988
Effects of the Shortage of Skilled Carpenters on the Associated General Contractors of Florida: Impediments and Recommendations - Dr. Brisbane H. Brown, Jr. and Mr. Ali Markus
1987
An Analysis of the Shortage of Skilled Carpenters in Florida as Reported by Union Contractors: Impediments and Recommendations - Dr. Brisbane H. Brown, Jr. and Mr. Ali Markus
1988
Effects of the Shortage of Skilled Carpenters on the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida: Impediments and Recommendations - Dr. Brisbane H. Brown, Jr. and Mr. Ali Markus
1987
Recruitment, Training, and Placement of Residential and Commercial Carpentry Programs Offered through State Supported Vocational Training Centers and Community Colleges - Dr. Brisbane H. Brown, Jr. and Mr. Ali Markus
1988
Increasing Minority Participation in the Construction Industry in Florida - Phase II - Professor Luh-Mann Chang
1986
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Construction Management
Year
No.
Construction Management Approach - An Industry Executive Consensus - Dr. George Birrell
1988

A Guide to Alternative Procurement Process for Construction Projects - Report Title, "So You Need a New Building"? A Guide to Clients on Procurement Approaches" - Dr. George Birrell

1988
Control Factors in Scheduling - Report Title "Construction Scheduling Factors, Emphasis, Impediments, and Problems As Seen by Construction Experts - Dr. George Birrell
1988
A Study to Investigate the Feasibility of a Construction Information Center in the State of Florida - Dr. George Birrell
1988
A Study of Applications and Effects of Emerging Automated and Information Technology in Construction - Dr. Amaury Caballero
2001
Measurement of Construction Processes for Continuous Improvement - Dr. Syed M. Ahmed
2001
Construction Delays in Florida: An Empirical Study - Dr. Syed M. Ahmed
2002
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Contracts
Year
No.
A Study of the "No Damages for Delay" Clause - Dr. Michael Cook
2000
Alternative Bid - Evaluation and Contract Award Systems - Dr. Irtishad Ahmad
1993
Alternative to 10% Retainage - Dr. Irtishad Ahmad
1992
Code Enforcement: Scope and Extent of Problem and Recommendations for Solutions - Professor Wilson Barnes
1992
A Study of Mandatory Minority Participation Program on Public Funded Construction Projects in Florida - Dr. Kwenku Bentil
1989
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Economy
Year
No.
Lending Industry's Role in Residential Contraction - Professor Linda Kone
1994
An Updated Study of the Impact of the Construction Industry on Florida's Economy - Dr. Brisbane Brown, Jr.
1992
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Environmental
Year
No.
Guide for Green Residential Construction in Florida - Dr. Charles Kibert
1999

Development of an On-Site Waste Management System and Recycling Infrastructure for Residential Construction in Florida - Dr. Felix Uhlik

1997
A Study of Greywater - Dr. Richard Coble
1995
Gridlines for the Use of Reclaimed Water in the State of Florida - Dr. Charles Kibert
1992
Guidelines to Contractors in Dealing with Environmental Issues - Dr. Charles Kibert
1992
A Feasibility Study to Determine Methods of Utilizing Commingled Plastics in Building Construction Applications - Dr. Weilin Chang
1990
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Financial Management
Year
No.
Contractor Financial Management and Construction Productivity Improvement Phase I - Vol. II - Dr. Carleton Coulter
1992

Contractor Financial Management and Construction Productivity Improvement Phase I - Vol. I - Dr. Carleton Coulter

1992
Change Order Control System for Improved Production and Profit - Phase I - Dr.Carleton Coulter
1992
A Study of the Lending Industry's Role in Construction - Professor Bill Eppes & Mr. Dan Whiteman
1992
Force Account Pilot Project - Professor Arlan Toy
1983
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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Year
No.
Development of an Energy Efficient Building Construction in Florida - Dr. Leon Wetherington (for updated version, contact US-IFAS)
2000

Effects of HVAC Sanitation Procedures on Indoor Air Quality for Residential Construction - Phase II - Dr. Irtishad Ahmad

1995
Assessment of the Effectiveness of HVAC Sanitation Processes Improving Indoor Air Quality - Dr.Irtishad Ahmad
1994
Fiberglass in Construction - Professor Julio Otazo
1991
Improving Teaching for Service Systems in Florida - Dr. Amaury Caballero
2002
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Licensing
Year
No.
A Study of Florida's Licensing System for Construction Contractors - Phase 2 - Professor Jack Dye
1997
Practices in the Construction Industry Which are Subject to Law Suits - Phase 2 - Professor Wilson Barnes
1992
Role and Liability of the Qualifying Agent in a Corporate Structure - Professor Wilson Barnes

1993

A Study of Florida's Licensing System for Construction Contractors - Dr. Irtishad Ahmad
1992
Practices in the Construction Industry Which are Subject to Law Suits - Phase 3 - Professor Wilson Barnes
1994
Local Licensing in the State of Florida - Dr. Ayman Morad
1992
A Comprehensive Study of Licensing Construction Contractors in Florida - Dr. Weilin Chang
1991
Applicability of a Mechanic's Lein Law Recovery Fund for the Florida Residential Construction Industry - Dr. G. Arlan Toy
1991
Develop and Teach a Course on Practices and Pitfalls in the Construction Industry that are Subject to Law Suits - Phase I - Professor Wilson Barnes
1991
A Study of the Construction Schools that Teach Individuals to Pass the Construction Industry Licensing Board Examinations - Professor Jose Mitrani
1991
A Feasibility Study of Continuing Education for Licensed Contractors in the State of Florida - Dr. Weilin Chang
1988
Problems Caused by Unlicensed Contractors and Recommendations to Correct the Matter - Dr. Morris Trimmer
1988
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Plumbing
Year
No.
A Pilot Study on Copper Tube Corrosion in Florida - Dr. Kwaku Tenah
1999
Single Stack Plumbing Drainage Systems - Dr. Richard Coble
1992
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Radon Control
Year
No.
A Study of Mitigative Techniques in Existing Houses to Control Indoor Radon Exposure in Alachua and Marion Counties in Florida - Professor Richard Furman
1990
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Roofing
Year
No.

A Study of the Loss of Bond Between Roof Tiles and Mortar on Pitched Roofs - Professor Wilson Barnes and Professor Jose Mitrani

1994

Evaulation of Alternative Roofing Systems Phase II - Mr. Richard Jones, Dr. Brown, Professor Crosland and Professor Strange

1988
Instructor's Manual - 3 Day Roofing Course for Florida School Systems - Professor Crosland and Professor Strange
1985
Research and Development of Guidelines for the Reduction of Life-Cycle Costs of Roofing in Florida - Professor Crosland and Professor Strange
1984
Development of Materials for a Short Course in Roofing Maintenance - Professor Luther Strange
1984
Testing and Development of Durable Cost Effective Roofing Systems in Florida - Professor Luther Strange
1983
An Investigation of Premature Roof Failure in Florida - Professor Luther Strange
1981
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Swimming Pools
Year
No.
A Comprehensive Study of the Use of Chlorine Gas in Swimming Pools - Dr. Charles Kibert and Dr. Richard Coble
1994
Deterioration of Marcite in Swimming Pools - Dr. Brisbane Brown, Jr. and Dr. E. Dow Whitney
1991
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Worker's Compensation
Year
No.

Worker's Compensation Fraud Deterrent Implementation - Dr. Richard Coble

1999

A Study of Exemptions of the Florida Worker's Compensation Program - Dr. Richard Coble

1997

An Investigation of the Attorney's Role in Worker's Compensation - Professor Wilson Barnes

1995
A Study of Fraudelent Worker's Compensation Claims - Dr. Richard Coble and Mr. Dan Whiteman
1994
Safety Practices That Reduce Worker's Compensation Costs and Increase Productivity - Dr. Carleton Coulter
1992
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Continuing Education Reports

Minority
Year
No.

Increasing Minority Participation in the Construction Industry in Florida - Dr. L. M. Chang

1985
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Roofing
Year
No.

A Continuing Education Program on the Safe Erection of Roof Trusses - Professor Anthony Section

1988
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Safety
Year
No.

Competent Person and Safety Training - Mr. David VanCise Education Program on the Safe Erection of Roof Trusses - Professor Anthony Section (TP unnumbered)

2001
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Software
Year
No.

Expert Systems in Construction - Dr. Bhaskar Chaudhari

1991
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Old Miscellaneous Research Reports
Year
No.

Impact of Codes and Regulations on Construction in Alachua County - Professor Whitson Waldo

1982
A Study of Florida Model Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction - Associate Professor Howard Underberger
1982
Suitability of Florida Soils to Receive Effluent from On-Site Sewage Dispodal Systems - Mr. Harold Holland
1982
Feasibility of Large Scale Use of On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems in Florida Soils - Mr. Thomas Martin
1984
A Study of the Total Impact on Florida's Economy of the Construction Industry - Professor G. Arlan Toy
1984
Groundwater Quality Monitoring for Greywater Systems - Part II - Mr. Harold Holland and Mr. John Zoltek
1985
The Impact of the Florida Construction Industry on the State Economy - Professor G. Arlan Toy
1987
Dissemination and Continuation of Study Investigating Shortage of Construction Craftsmen in Florida - Dr. Brisbane Brown, Jr.
1989
A Seminar on How to Prepare Proposals for the Building Construction Industry Advisory Committee - Dr. Brisbane Brown, Jr.
1989
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Active Research Grants
Year
No.

Active Research Grant

Electronic Documents: Saving Contractor's Time and Money - Dr. Kevin Miller
2002
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