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The Site

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The Site - A Novel by Andrew Dawber
Published by Unlimited Publishing LLC, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

The Site by Andrew Dawber

The Site - The exciting debut novel by Andrew Dawber

Mark Bradley is a graduate structural engineer, high on qualifications, low on experience. He sets to work on his first construction site, to help control the building of Miltonshire Council's new offices and make his first mark on the world. From day one the site is fraught with difficulties and the problems are set to multiply when a cockney ex-con has the site lined up for a protection racket. But there is a deeper problem that everyone has missed and it is about to have disastrous consequences. Who will carry the blame when it all goes wrong? Not Teflon-coated Harvey, the man in charge, nor the politicians at the council. They have their own political agendas. That just leaves Mark. He must expose the truth, escape death from the racketeers and find himself a good woman before the site is complete.

The Site - Reviews

'The Site is an engaging, entertaining fictional account of an engineers

first job on a construction site. It's a very satisfying read.'

American Society of Civil Engineers.


'It's true to life and fun to read. We have ordered 50 copies to use in one of our

classes and as gifts to our Corporate Partner construction companies. 

Clemson University USA (Construction Science and Management.)


I thought that I would write and let you know that I have made your book a required reading assignment in my senior construction management class. I am always telling them my horror stories in the real world of construction. Your book adds some humorous back-up to my stories. I will be using the book on a discussion board, asking a few questions and then allowing the students to respond and make new inquiries on their own. If you see books going to Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, it’s my class.

Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, USA. 


'Construction has inspired surprisingly few great works of literature, but a new book by structural engineer Andrew Dawber is apparently taking the US by storm. Billed as 'a tongue in cheek tale of a project that goes disastrously wrong', the novel doesn't shy away from telling it how it is.'

Building Magazine (UK)


'Any book that begins with the sentence 'All architects are morons,' gets my vote. It's an entertaining read and it's great to read a novel about construction.'

Construction Manager Magazine (UK)

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