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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 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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Practical Issues in Application of RFID to Pipeline Construction and its Benefit Analysis
Yun, Ki Cheol ; Oh, Chi Don ; Cho, Nam Ho ; Kim, Kyong Ju ; Park, Chan Sik ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 4, issue 2, 2014, Pages 1~7
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2014.4.2.001
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has been applied to the construction industry for improving the efficiency of material and process management. Most RFID-related studies have focused on building or plant construction. The application of RFID has been limited in pipeline construction projects where materials are stored and stacked across a large construction site. This paper investigates practical issues in pipeline construction, improves the read rates of RFID tags, and tests their utility by putting them into practice. This paper demonstrates the benefits that may be expected with the use of improved RFID tags and the development of an automated pipeline construction management system. As a result, pipeline construction management time decreased by 28 hours per month compared to the conventional method. Cost decreased by about 26%.
Study on the Influence of Stakeholders in Construction Projects
Rajeev, S. ; Kothai, P.S. ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 4, issue 2, 2014, Pages 8~11
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2014.4.2.008
The interactions and interrelationships between stakeholders largely determine the overall performance of a construction project, and have the crucial responsibility for delivering a project to successful completion. An important component of stakeholder management is stakeholder analysis. Two case studies are conducted within Kerala (India). The main objective was to carry out stakeholder analysis using stakeholder organiser deluxe software, considering the data's collected from the project execution team using questionnaire. During data collection the key stakeholders were identified, to know how to manage them, their interest, power, attitude level etc, for quality improvement. Analyze the results using the software Stakeholder organizer deluxe and modeling of stakeholders is to be done. Finally validate the models of the projects. These findings may mainly reflect the stakeholder management environment in the respective regions of project implementation.
Applying Lean, Green, and Six-Sigma Framework to Improve Exterior Construction Process in Saudi Arabia
Banawi, Abdul-Aziz ; Bilec, Melissa ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 4, issue 2, 2014, Pages 12~22
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2014.4.2.012
Over the last decade, Saudi Arabia has experienced significant economic increases as evidenced by the 30% growth in its gross domestic product; furthermore, the construction industry has increased 10% in the same time period. Due to this significant growth, the construction industry is encountering issues related to construction quality resulting in significant waste and associated environmental impacts. In this research, we applied our previously developed framework that integrates three different methods-Lean, Green, and Six-sigma - to a residential construction complex in Saudi Arabia. Our aim of this case study was to explore the application of the framework in practice to glean quantitative results and further validate the framework. In the case study, we used the developed framework to identify a significant issue related to quality and delays - final completion of 53 residential units was delayed because of failed exterior buildings surfaces. We then used the framework to define the causes behind the defects via a field investigation of the 53 units. Of the defect, construction execution was responsible for 43% of the defect, 31% untrained workers, 19% unfavorable construction weather condition, with 7% accounting for other issues. A procedure was developed in concert with the construction manager and overall developer reducing the amount of rework and waste causes revealed by the field examination and the framework. Although two steps were added to the original construction process to overcome waste causes, still save a lot of resources and reduces environmental impact. In summary, we found that the Lean, Green, Six-sigma framework increased productivity, quality, and reduced waste.
Chinese Construction Market for Foreign Construction Enterprises using SWOT
Zhi, Wang En ; Woo, Moon Sung ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 4, issue 2, 2014, Pages 23~30
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2014.4.2.023
The remarkable growth of China's economy over the past several decades has obtained tremendous achievements. The construction industry play a leading role un this rapid economic expansion. And China's huge construction market gives it great economic influence around the world, it has attracting many enterprises to entry, although many enter barriers and market risks exist. However many construction enterprises have not doing well, especially foreign construction enterprises are not doing as well as we thought in the Chinese construction market. Although China's construction market has great development and become increasingly open, foreign investors and contractors now have much broader access to the Chinese construction market than before. But nonetheless, there are a wide range of practical problems that bring potential risks for them to invest in China. This paper aims to identify foreign construction enterprises' position by understanding the local market environment, and adopt he SWOT analysts Identifies the foreign construction enterprises' strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the Chinese construction market, to Proposes appropriate Strengths-Opportunities (SO), Weaknesses-Opportunities (WO), Strengths-Threats (ST) and Weaknesses-Threats (WT) strategies to make the foreign construction enterprises movling forward.
Comparative Study of GPS-Integrated Concrete Supply Management using Discrete Event Simulation
Zekavat, Payam Rahnamayie ; Mortaheb, Mohammad Mehdi ; Han, Sangwon ; Bernold, Leonhard ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 4, issue 2, 2014, Pages 31~40
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2014.4.2.031
The management of vehicular supply of "perishable" construction material, such as concrete mixes, faces a series of uncertainties such as weather, daily traffic patterns and accidents. Presented in this paper is a logistics control model for managing a hauling fleet with interrelated processes at both ends and queue capacities. Discrete event simulation is used to model the complex interactions of production units and the randomness of the real world. Two alternative strategies for ready mix concrete delivery, with and without an off-site waiting queue, are studied to compare supply performance. Secondly, the paper discusses the effect of an agent-based GPS tracking system providing real-time travel data that lessens the uncertainty of trucking time. The results show that the combination of GPS information with off-site queuing reduces productivity loss and process wastes of concrete placement as well as the idleness of supply trucks when crew or pump experience an unexpected stoppage.
Strength Modeling of Mechanical Strength of Polyolefin Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites
Sakthievel, P.B. ; Ravichandran, A. ; Alagumurthi, N. ;
Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, volume 4, issue 2, 2014, Pages 41~46
DOI : 10.6106/JCEPM.2014.4.2.041
RCC consumes large quantities of natural resources like gravel stone and steel, and there is a need to investigate on an innovative material that utilizes limited quantities of natural resources but should have good mechanical strength. This study deals with the experimental investigation of strength evaluation of cementitious composites reinforced with polyolefin fibers from 0% to 2.5% (with interval of 0.5%), namely Polyolefin Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites (PL-FRCC) and developing statistical regression models for compressive strength, splitting-tensile strength, flexural strength and impact strength of PL-FRCC. Paired t-tests (for each PL fiber percentage 0 to 2.5%) bring out that there is significant difference in compressive and splitting-tensile strength when curing periods (3, 7, 28 days) are varied. Also, a strong relationship exists between the compressive and flexural strength of PL-FRCC. The proposed mathematical models developed in this study will be helpful to ascertain the mechanical strength of FRCC, especially, when the fiber reinforcing index is varied.