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Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management
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Journal DOI :
Korean Institute Of Construction Engineering and Management
Editor in Chief :
Samuel Ariaratnam / Hong Tae-hoon
Volume & Issues
Volume 2, Issue 4 - Dec 2012
Volume 2, Issue 3 - Sep 2012
Volume 2, Issue 2 - Jun 2012
Volume 2, Issue 1 - Mar 2012
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Selecting Optimum Management Practicesin Pre-construction Phase Considering Project Characteristics
Cha, Hee-Sung ; Kim, Ki-Hyun ; Ko, Young-Jin ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 2, issue 1, 2012, Pages 1~4
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2012.2.1.001
The importance of project performance management as an alternative for solving problems is rising, which are followed by the hardships of managing construction project in the construction industry. This research classifies and applies the improvements made by the operator`s work, in order to apply factors of success on the construction project, as performance management factors. In addition, in order to predict the results reflecting the project characteristic of performance management factor un-improvable by the operator in the initial stage of construction, the effect of project characteristic to the performance was drawn by performance difficulty. Also, in order to improve the predicted performance, researches on setting valid best practices according to the performance territory through a correlation analysis between the best practices improvable through the operator`s work, and the performance was made.
Factors Influencing Human Resource Planning (HRP) for Local Workforce Supply in Malaysian Construction Industry
Dom, Norhidayah Md ; Kasim, Narimah ; Shamsudin, Alina ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 2, issue 1, 2012, Pages 5~13
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2012.2.1.005
The lacks of local workforce supply become a problematic in Malaysian construction industry. Meanwhile, HRP is important during workforce supply to help organizations in order to appoint the right people in the right job. This paper reports on the use of factors influencing HRP towards local workforce supply in the construction industry in general, and Malaysian construction in particular. Semi structured interviews were conducted to 10 interviewees from the government and non-government organizations to investigate current issues of local workforce and the practices of HRP in the construction organization. The analysis methods were based on descriptions of previous tested research. The findings reveal that the lack of local workforce is due to low wages system, safety issues, educational changes, low status and unsecured work, environment in construction industry, developments and technologies changes in Malaysia. The internal factors of HRP were practiced among construction organization are organization strategy, organizational culture, organization changes, leadership and experience, nature of work and empowerment of labor. Meanwhile, the external factors are technology changes, economic changes, legislation and demographic changes. The paper provides valuable information on the practices of factors influencing HRP for local workforce supply in Malaysian construction industry.
Construction Based Model for Assessing Maturity Level of Enterprises
Marzouk, Mohamed ; Attia, Tarek ; El-Bendary, Nasr Eldin ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 2, issue 1, 2012, Pages 14~19
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2012.2.1.014
Maturity models allow organizations to assess and compare their own practices against best practices or those employed by competitors, with the intention to map out a structured path to improvement. This research explores the aspects of the Maturity Models that are relevant to distinguish them from one to another. The different Project Management maturity models for define maturity differently and measure different things to determine maturity. Because of this, organizations should give careful consideration to select appropriate maturity model. The main reason behind this research lies on the modification to the existing Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) by adding four knowledge areas, dedicated to construction industry as best practices. These are Safety, Environment, Financial and Claim Management. This Model contains (Yes/No) questions; all of these questions must be answered before the user reviews the results that describe the overall maturity and areas of strength and weakness of an organization. The research presents the implementation of the proposed Model Construction Enterprises Maturity Model (CEM2). All the components of the developed Model have been implemented in Microsoft Access. CEM2 helps Construction Enterprises to assess their Maturity Level and know Areas of Weaknesses for future improvement. The easy to use Yes/No user interfaces help enterprises` employees to assess the maturity level of their enterprises. The Model maintains users` responses in its database; as such, many employees from different enterprise divisions can be involved during assessment phase in several sessions.
Development Framework of Interactive Electronic Technical Manual for Urban Regeneration
Son, Bo-Sik ; Yu, Jung-Ho ; Park, Moon-Seo ; Jeong, Jin-Wook ; Lee, Sang-Hyun ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 2, issue 1, 2012, Pages 20~26
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2012.2.1.020
Urban regeneration is a large-scale program that must address challenges such as a significant number of involved projects, diverse participants and their conflicting objectives, and a long life span. In an effort to address these issues, the Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) is applied to urban regeneration in order to provide a guideline to enhance urban regeneration program management. Through a survey, three major functionalities required in the IETM are identified: process map provision, customized information delivery, and communication ability with other information systems. To achieve these functionalities, the development framework of the IETM and the associated technologies are examined.Its characteristics can be sum up ontology-driven metadata, user-oriented process map composition system and so on. Finally, the usage scenarios of the IETM are discussed.
Infrastructure Component Assessment Using the Condition Index System: Literature Review and Discussion
Amani, Nima ; Nasly, M.A. ; Samat, Roslida Abd ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 2, issue 1, 2012, Pages 27~34
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2012.2.1.027
Recent requirements in component management of building systems have focused on the requirement for improving methods and metric tools to support component condition assessment and appropriate decisions for infrastructure owned facilities. Although engineers and researchers have focused on developing methodologies for component assessment in recent years but there is not enough attention dedicate to facilities and components that have been constructed. This paper is a literature study of scientific papers within the topic of component condition index system (CCIS) in the period 1976 to 2009. Infrastructure component condition index had existed for some 40 years. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of CCIS to identify the suitable method for component condition assessment during its service life. This paper finds that the focus of CCIS, surveyed in several aspects during the 40 years that have been investigated, from technology to measurement and from assessment function to component maintenance as an integrated part of the infrastructure component management. This study offers help to researchers in understanding the selection of an appropriate method for component condition assessment in building and non-building systems.
Development of an Optimal Trajectory Planning Algorithm for an Automated Pavement Crack Sealer
Yoo, Hyun-Seok ; Kim, Young-Suk ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 2, issue 1, 2012, Pages 35~44
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2012.2.1.035
In the last two decades, several tele-operated and machine-vision-assisted systems have been developed in the construction and maintenance area, such as pavement crack sealing, sewer pipe rehabilitation, and excavation. In developing such tele-operated and machine-vision-assisted systems, trajectory plans are very important tasks for the optimal motions of robots whether their environments are structured or unstructured. This paper presents an optimal trajectory planning algorithm used for a machine-vision-assisted automatic pavement crack sealing system. In this paper, the performance of the proposed optimal trajectory planning algorithm is compared with the greedy trajectory plans, which are used in the previously developed pavement crack sealing systems. The comparison is based on the computational cost vs. the overall gains in crack sealing efficiency. Finally, it is concluded that the proposed algorithm plays an important role in the productivity improvement of the developed automatic pavement crack sealing system.