MCrp2012 full paper template by 7huyI83


									The title of my/our paper goes here


In this paper we describe the formatting requirements for the Conference Proceedings, and we offer
a number of suggestions on writing style for our readership. Your abstract in this paragraph should
be of up to 350 words. It should provide information covering a statement of the purpose of your
study / issue/s addressed and why important; a brief description of the research
methods/methodology used; the main results observed / discussed; and the main conclusions drawn
from your study that will be of interest to the reader.

Keywords: Add up to five keywords here, separated by commas
1. Introduction

We aim to give the papers a coherent, high-quality appearance. To do this, we ask that authors follow
some simple guidelines. In essence, we ask you to follow this template as closely as you possibly can.

The easiest way to do this is simply to use this template and replace the content with your own text
and graphics, being careful not to add any new styles or redefine the template styles.

2. Total word length and file format

The full paper shall not be more than 12 pages in length. This includes everything: from the title to
the references. Manuscripts are to be submitted only in Microsoft Word format. For your paper to be
accepted it must be formatted as a Microsoft Word 97 or Word 2003 file (.DOC, not .DOCX).

3. Formatted text

Start main text for paper here using “normal” style. Align text to both the left and right margins
(justify). Do NOT include headers, footers or page numbers in your submission. These will be added
when the publication is assembled. Carefully format your submission using the following styles:

3.1 Title, abstract and normal text

The title (Arial 17-point bold) runs across the full width of the page and is left aligned.

The abstract should be about 350 words in the normal text style but italicized. It should be a concise
statement of the problem, approach, findings, and conclusions of the work described. Add up to five
keywords here, separated by commas.

Please use an 11-point Times New Roman font, or other Roman font with serifs, as close as possible
in appearance to Times New Roman in which these guidelines have been set. The goal is to have an
11-point text, as you see here. On a Mac use the font named Times. Provide exactly 15 pt line spacing
and 15 pt spacing after each paragraph.

3.2 References and citations

Use the Harvard System for references – that is, a list at the end of the article, ordered alphabetically
by first author, including the publication year, formatted as follows:

Egan, J. (1998) Rethinking Construction: Report of the Construction Task Force, London: HMSO.
Within your text, cite the references in the format (Author, Year), or, if the author’s name is referred
to directly in the text, (Year).

References should be published materials accessible to the public. Internal technical reports may be
cited only if they are easily accessible (i.e. you give a Web address within your citation). Proprietary
information may not be cited.

3.3 Table and figures

If using tables refer to them in the main text, use “table heading” style for the heading and base
general style on example.

Example Table 1: Survey response rate

                                      Genre                    Sample              Completed                 Response
Academics                                                          65                  53                     81.5%
Senior practitioners                                               49                  30                     61.2%
Recent graduates                                                   121                 53                     43.8%

Figures should be inserted at the appropriate point in your text. When using figures refer to them in
the main text and keep reasonably simple.

                    High                                                                       Grade 5
              Alignment to strategy

                                                                                 Grade 4

                                                                     Grade 3
                                                        Grade 2
                                                        Ad hoc

                                           Grade 1

                                         Low                   Measurement                            High

Example Figure 1: ACBEE Framework of Engagement
4. Acknowledgements

This version is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England &
Wales licence.

5. References

Mullin, P., Thurairajah, N. and Williams, A. (2010) Using skills gap analysis in construction
management to stimulate a demand led model of curriculum, Proceedings of the CIB world congress
2010, May 2010, University of Salford, UK.

Education Guardian (2007) Students tell universities: Get out of MySpace!,,
available: [accessed on 28 July

Egan, J. (1998) Rethinking Construction: Report of the Construction Task Force, London: HMSO.

Abbott, C., Barrett, P., Ruddock, L. and Sexton, M. G. (2008) Hidden innovation in the construction
and property sectors. FiBRE: Findings in Built and Rural Environments. London: RICS.

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