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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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BIM and 4D planning: a holistic study of the barriers and drivers to widespread adoption
Kassem, Mohamad ; Brogden, Trevor ; Dawood, Nashwan ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 2, issue 4, 2012, Pages 1~10
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2012.2.4.001
Building Information Modeling (BIM) and its different work streams, such as 4D planning (4D), are among the major drivers for change in the construction industry. The primary aim of this research is to create a holistic map of both the barriers and drivers affecting the industrial uptake of BIM and 4D through the use of an extensive literature review and a survey of contractors and consultants from the UK AEC (Architectural, Engineering and Construction) industry. This research demonstrates that while non-technical barriers such as the inefficiency in the evaluation of the business value of BIM and 4D; the shortage of experience within the workforce, and the lack of awareness by stakeholders are recognized by professionals as main barriers to BIM and 4D adoption, current research is still largely concerned with technical advancement of BIM and 4D technologies. A holistic map of the driving and restraining forces affecting BIM and 4D widespread adoption was provided. The tackling of the non-technical barriers identified will help bridge the gap between technology, end-users and their processes.
A Construction Supply Chain Management Process with RFID/WSN-based Logistics Equipment
Shin, Tae-Hong ; Yoon, Su-Won ; Chin, Sangyoon ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 2, issue 4, 2012, Pages 11~19
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2012.2.4.011
Construction supply chain management (CSCM) has become one of the critical factors that determine the success of a construction project as it becomes increasingly complicated and mega-sized. Particularly for high-rise or mega-sized building construction, just-in-time supply chain management is required due to lack of storage space and effective logistics for construction components and materials at a construction site. Despite the fact that research and development of radio frequency identification (RFID) and wireless sensor network (WSN) technology have been performed, construction project managers still need to carry mobile devices and check material and component flow at each stage of the supply chain process. This research proposes that the equipment used in the construction supply chain process, such as movers, trailers, gates, and hoists, can become main actors in the supply chain process using RFID and WSN technologies. And the proposed equipment and process focused on a solution to the redundancy identification problem, which has been observed in operations that use RFID/WSN-based processes for construction logistics. This paper also presents issues identified through verification and validation of the research results and proposes further studies.
An Assessment of the Impact of Construction Activities on the Environment in Uganda: A Case Study of Iganga Municipality
Muhwezi, Lawrence ; Kiberu, Faisal ; Kyakula, Michael ; Batambuze, Alex O. ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 2, issue 4, 2012, Pages 20~24
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2012.2.4.020
Construction while being an economic activity that provides facilities and infrastructure, it is beneficial to man in some aspects and detrimental in others. There have been environmental concerns related to construction activities globally which mainly focus on atmospheric emissions, depletion of natural resources and energy issues. This study was carried out to assess the impacts of construction activities on the environment in Iganga Municipality and to propose measures for their mitigation. The methodology included: review of relevant literature, observations of the general environmental effects of construction activities, focus groups and a survey conducted among construction industry role players to determine their perceptions and opinions regarding environmental impact of construction activities. The collected data was presented in tabular form and analysed by description of responses to questions. The study revealed that forests were the most greatly degraded due to high demand of timber for construction followed by wetlands degradation. The findings of this study will be useful to architects, designers and builders in order to carefully design buildings and other infrastructure that are environmentally friendly and sustainable. Construction materials and their mode of acquisition are harmful threats to the environment. There is need to reduce the consumption of these materials through recycling and reusing wastes to reduce on waste generation, use of virgin materials and the subsequent waste of energy used in new material production.
Stakeholders` Perception of the Causes and Effects of Construction Delays on Project Delivery
Akinsiku, Olusegun Emmanuel ; Akinsulire, Akintunde ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 2, issue 4, 2012, Pages 25~31
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2012.2.4.025
The growing rate of delays is adversely affecting the timely delivery of construction projects. This study therefore assesses construction stakeholders` perception of the causes of delays and its effects on project delivery in a bid to proffer solution in minimizing the occurrences of delays. Questionnaire was used to elicit responses from construction stakeholders; a total of thirty three causes of delays, seventeen resultant effects of delays and fifteen methods of minimizing construction delays were identified for the study based on literature reviews. The results suggest that client`s cash flow related problems are the main causes of delays while time and cost overruns are the major identifiable effects of delays in construction projects. However, adequate project planning and budgeting were suggested as possible ways of minimizing the occurrences of delays.
A Study on the Capital Area`s Urban Type Analysis and Real Estate Characteristics
Jeong, Moonoh ; Lee, Sangyoub ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 2, issue 4, 2012, Pages 32~41
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2012.2.4.032
In recent times, multi-centralization and decentralization as well as large Capital area and suburbanization in the spatial structure of capital area. With rapid growth, urbanization and industrialization are unsystematic, and growth inequality between regions caused negative effects such as discordant centralization and decentralization, fluctuating land value, and gap between living conditions. Accordingly, this study analyzed urban spatial indexes by the self-governed body in the capital area such as Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi province for the analysis of the regional inequality phenomenon. We examined the characteristics of temporal and spatial changes in urban spatial structure in the capital area by utilizing the distribution pattern and density of city indexes such as population, employment, etc, and then drew the commonality of those factors through factor analysis. We evaluated the drawn results through the city standard index by each city, conducted factor score analysis, and identified the interaction between each factor and Housing Purchase Price Composite Indices index, housing rent price index(Housing Jeonse Price Composite Indices), land price fluctuation rate, diffusion ratio of house, and financial independence.
The Cost Monitoring of Construction Projects through Earned Value Analysis
Waris, Muhammad ; Khamidi, Mohd Faris ; Idrus, Arazi ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 2, issue 4, 2012, Pages 42~45
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2012.2.4.042
In construction industry, the term `procurement` is considered as a project based job where clients and contractors are always keen to observe performance indicators. These indicators represent financial and non-financial efficiency of project activities. Among these, the monitoring of financial indicators such as cost monitoring is an ongoing process and its importance cannot be undermined during the project life cycle. It can be monitored by using traditional approach of direct reporting of actual cost against budget. However, the comparison of budget versus actual spending does not indicate the worth of the work which is completed at any given time. This approach does not represent the true cost performance of the project. Because of these limitations, this paper discusses the applications of Earned Value Analysis (EVA) for cost monitoring of construction projects in Malaysia. Besides traditional approach, EVA is a three-dimensional approach that compares three cost indicators i.e. the budgeted value of work scheduled with the earned value of physical work completed and the actual cost of work completed. Therefore, cost monitoring by EVA is an objective measure of actual work performed. This paper uses a case study, an example application of EVA as a cost monitoring tool. This case study reaffirms the benefits of using EVA for project cash flow analysis and forecasting.