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CRNM - CARICOM Construction & Installation Services Sector

CRNM - CARICOM Construction & Installation Services Sector

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Report On the CARICOM Construction & Installation Services Sector: Elements For Competitive Strategies by THE COUNCIL OF CARIBBEAN ENGINEERING ORGANISATIONS (CCEO).
Report On the CARICOM Construction & Installation Services Sector: Elements For Competitive Strategies by THE COUNCIL OF CARIBBEAN ENGINEERING ORGANISATIONS (CCEO).

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Caribbean Construction Industry Study, 2002 
 
C
OUNCIL OF
 
C
 ARIBBEAN
 
E
NGINEERING
 
O
RGANISATIONS
REPORT ONCARICOM CONSTRUCTION &INSTALLATION SERVICES SECTOR
ELEMENTS FOR COMPETITIVE STRATEGIES
BYTHE COUNCIL OF CARIBBEANENGINEERING ORGANISATIONS(CCEO)
 
 
Caribbean Construction Industry Study, 2002 
 
February 2002
Report On the CARICOM Construction &Installation Services Sector: Elements For Competitive Strategies
For the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery,Jamaica House,1, Devon Road,Kingston 5,Jamaica.
Written and prepared by:Dr. Eng. Timothy Michael Lewis,
Department of CivilEngineering, UWI, Trinidad & Tobago
 with Dr. Eng. Clement A.C. Imbert,
Secretary General, CCEO
and contributions from:Eng. Egbert Louis,
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
Eng. Harold Nembhard,
Jamaica
Eng. Grenville Phillips II,
Barbados (BAPE)
&Eng. Melvyn Sankies,
Guyana
 
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Caribbean Construction Industry Study, 2002 
 
REPORT ONCARICOM CONSTRUCTION &INSTALLATION SERVICES SECTOR
ELEMENTS FOR COMPETITIVE STRATEGIES
OBJECTIVES
This study has two main objectives.
One objective is to establish an understanding of the capacity of the localconstruction industry in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in termsof its resources, capabilities and sustainability.
The second objective is to determine how policy initiatives will help enablethe industry to better compete for significant construction projectsundertaken in the region specifically and also extra-regionally.The outcome from addressing these two objectives will advise the CaribbeanRegional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM) and stakeholders, includinggovernments, on approaches that can deal with the concerns and issues facingthe construction sector in the CARICOM region and to preserve the interests of the region in the accords arrived at within the various emergent internationaltrade agreements.
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.1 Introduction
1.1.1 Most crucial decisions on trade and economic policy are being made in theboardrooms of multinational corporations and round the table at organisationssuch as the World Trade Organisation. It thus becomes vital that the interests of national communities be represented at international fora and that the interests of specific industrial sectors be represented within the negotiations betweennational, regional and international organisations. In order to protect andpreserve national interests, information has to be obtained on the strengths andweaknesses of the various sectors of the economy.1.1.2 This executive summary contains a synopsis of this report that includesrecommendations for enhancing the competitiveness of the construction sector inthe region.
1.2 Methodology 
1.2.1 The basic approach to the conduct of this study was to gather informationand canvas the opinions of the members of the professional engineering and

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