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Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management
Journal Basic Information
Journal DOI :
Korean Institute Of Construction Engineering and Management
Editor in Chief :
Samuel Ariaratnam / Hong Tae-hoon
Volume & Issues
Volume 4, Issue 4 - Dec 2014
Volume 4, Issue 3 - Sep 2014
Volume 4, Issue 2 - Jun 2014
Volume 4, Issue 1 - Mar 2014
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The Critical Factors of Project Management in Sudanese Construction Projects
Hakami, Waled Gaber Mohammed ; Yousif, Mohamed Ibrahim ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 4, issue 1, 2014, Pages 1~7
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2014.4.1.001
The Sudanese construction sector is characterized by many small and large projects and high labor intensity, and accounted for 3.2% of the Sudanese country`s GDP. The basic problems facing the Sudanese construction projects are the factors that affect on construction project performance. The objectives include identifying the factors affecting the performance of Sudanese construction projects, and to determine the critical factors. The literature review has been done to gather the information about the causes and their factors that affect on the performance of construction projects from the previous researches. The research methodology was conducted to gather the data by questionnaire which was examined to be reliable and valid according to statistical tests. The (34) factors were identified as factors affect on construction projects and the (10) factors were the critical factors which may lead to poor performance of Sudanese construction projects. This study has some conclusions such as the instrument for measuring the critical factors on the performance is reliable and valid, so the project management stage performance is 64.2%.
Incompetent Construction Technologies and Resources in the Construction Industry of Yemen
Sultan, Basil ; Alaghbari, Wa`el ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 4, issue 1, 2014, Pages 8~14
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2014.4.1.008
The Construction industry in Yemen confronts many development constraints, such as the inadequate implementation of appropriate building materials and labour construction technologies. Thus, this research looks over building materials and labour construction technologies used on the local housing construction projects by verifying the percentage of construction expenditure consumed by the main construction components (Materials, Labour and Overhead and Profit), along with the implemented construction technologies. The paper conducts a survey to acquire the cost distribution of the construction main components. The outcomes of the survey were discussed; the discussion was supported by literature on similar issues from some countries. The outcomes confirmed the relatively limited percentage in labour cost and profit, and the elevated percentage of construction materials cost, which are because of the excessive and inappropriate use of materials. What`s more, established that the excessively redundant unskilled labours are not effectively engaged in the construction activities, this is due to the tendency of the market in using labour-base technologies. This paper is to recommend a suitable policies and strategies has to be used to decrease cost by using efficiently appropriate construction practice and local materials, moreover take advantage of excessive labour to reduce unemployment.
Effect of Inadequate Design on Cost and Time Overrun of Road Construction Projects in Tanzania
Rwakarehe, Eradius E. ; Mfinanga, David A. ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 4, issue 1, 2014, Pages 15~28
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2014.4.1.015
Completing road construction projects within the budget and time has been a problem for the Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS); and the major problem highlighted in almost all projects being inadequate design. However, the extent to which inadequate design contributes to both time and cost overruns and its causes remained under-studied. The objective of this study is therefore to determine the extent of the effect of inadequate design, its causes and remedial measures. The methodology used in this study includes reviewing recent projects completion reports, holding roundtable discussions with consultants and TANROADS officials and analyzing the information. Cost and time overruns for the reviewed projects averaged 44% and 26% respectively. Similarly, the extents to which inadequate design contributes to cost and time overruns were on average found to be 61% and 85% respectively. The overruns are predominantly related to problems that occurred during the design process. To alleviate the problem, TANROADS is advised to improve the management of design projects, enhance the process of reviewing design reports, improve the design process including introducing Road Safety Audit and geometric design manuals, and increase staff to match the work-load.
Risk Ranking for Tunnelling Construction Projects in Malaysia
Ghazali, F.E. Mohamed ; Wong, H.C. ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 4, issue 1, 2014, Pages 29~36
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2014.4.1.029
Tunnelling has become a preferred method of construction for road and highway projects in countries with a lot of hilly slope geological conditions such as found in Malaysia. However the construction works of a tunnelling project are usually complicated and costly, which consequently impose great risks to the parties involved. This paper identifies the key significant risks and sub-risks for tunnelling construction projects in Malaysia through a case study. Interview has been used as the solitary means to determine the significant risks from contractor`s eleven key project personnel who were directly involved in the tunnelling construction such as consultant, construction manager and tunnel engineers. The importance of the risks identified is then prioritised and ranked via the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)`s pairwise comparison approach to determine their criticality towards a successful delivery of project. As a result, three key risks have been identified as significant for the tunnelling case study project, namely health and safety, cost overrun in construction and time overrun in construction. Two sub-risks each of the latter categories, which are cost underestimation and unforeseen events (cost overrun in construction) as well as plant and machinery failure and delay in material delivery (time overrun in construction), have occupied the top five overall risk ranking.
A Health and Safety Improvement Roadmap for the Construction Industry
Diugwu, Ikechukwu A. ; Baba, Dorothy L. ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 4, issue 1, 2014, Pages 37~44
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2014.4.1.037
Comparatively, the construction industry has, on average, a higher rate of fatal and major injuries, work induced ill-health and damage to properties than other industrial sectors; and this is a source of concern to industry stakeholders. The study showed that although subcontracting could be contributory to an increase in workplace accidents in the construction industry, contractual aspects of subcontracting arrangements (such as the power imbalance that exist along the client-customer interface) also present opportunities for improvements in health and safety management (HSM) practices in organisations. This conclusion was reached after an analysis of a questionnaire survey (with a 27% response rate) that assessed the attitudes and perception to health and safety issues.
A Modified-AHP Method of Productivity Analysis for Deployment of Innovative Construction Tools on Construction Site
Kwon, Soonwook ; Lee, Gaeyoung ; Ahn, Dooyong ; Park, Hee-Sung ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 4, issue 1, 2014, Pages 45~50
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2014.4.1.045
Productivity analysis is the most important and significant method for evaluating management and engineering performance during whole project stage. However, it is very difficult in developing qualitative index to construction industry comparing to other industries. Therefore, analytical hierarchy process (AHP) is one of the methods for overcoming these limitations by checking consistency index using duality comparison. In this study, it is scraped up an application plan and selection for innovative tools by analyzing survey results on tool users and site managers with respect to using Modified-AHP performance measurement method.