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Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
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Volume 10, Issue 6 - Nov 2009
Volume 10, Issue 5 - Sep 2009
Volume 10, Issue 4 - Jun 2009
Volume 10, Issue 3 - May 2009
Volume 10, Issue 2 - Mar 2009
Volume 10, Issue 1 - Jan 2009
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Community Revitalization System in New York State and Community Involvement
Choi, Jae-Hyuck ; Kim, Yong-Woo ; Lee, June-Seong ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 10, issue 3, 2009, Pages 3~12
Community revitalization programs in New York State are community centralized projects, and this approach is pretty much general in the united states. However, local communities do not have enough funds, human resources, technical knowledge and useful data. Even though State governments have their own supporting systems, they are not able to support all that communities need and ask. State governments are, on the other hand, trying to develop the most efficient supporting system for the community revitalization programs as a part of community development. US federal government supports funds as well. New York state government makes connections with other states, local governments, universities, and other useful groups, and reorganizes all possible resources for New York state communities. This supporting system helps that local leaders and community residents can tackle regionally specific issues and opportunities. This paper shows how New York state implements community revitalization programs with the community supporting system. This research also shows how to organize and manage the community involvements in the planning process through the case study of the Black River Vision Plan/ City of Watertown that an author had participated in.
A Process Model for Effective Idea Creation and Administration of Value Engineering at Design Phase Activity
Kim, Hong-Hyun ; Min, Kyung-Seok ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 10, issue 3, 2009, Pages 13~21
The ideas created by the execution of Value Engineering(VE) during design phase are usually proposed in a scattered way due to the characteristic of brainstorming. Because of this process, it is likely that similar ideas are proposed duplicatedly, and the created similar overlapping ideas may lead to different analyses and evaluations respectively. The efficient analysis/evaluation of the such similarly created ideas are not easy and the verification of the adequacy and objectivity of the ideas becomes harder and the objective evaluation gets more difficult as well as consumes much time. In spite of the perfect executions of preparatory step for idea creation, the difficulties in managing the similarly created ideas in quantity systematically result in the reduced reliability of the VE activities during design phase. Thus, this study proposes a process model for the efficient idea creation and management of the VE activities during design phase.
A Study on Evaluation of Optimal Construction Method of BTL Projects - Focused on Educational Facilities -
Park, Yoo-Young ; Cho, Bong-Ho ; Kim, Ki-Hyun ; Lee, Chun-Kyong ; Park, Tae-Keun ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 10, issue 3, 2009, Pages 22~31
In the buildings of educational facilities ordered by BTL projects, the competent authorities, private business, and users of school get to have a deep conflict, due to extra expenses resulted from shortening of construction period and establishment of temporary school building, and inconveniences users of school have to undergo during semester. This study aims at solving immediate problems in the aspect of construction method, proposing several alternative plans, including RC construction method generally applied to construction of the existing school, and modular construction method that is emerged as an alternative method for educational facilities lately, along with the method of construction appropriate for BTL projects of educational facilities, calculating cost of construction required for each alternative plan, analyzing and evaluating period of construction.
An Analysis on the Propriety of Labor Input at Design Stage in Construction Management
An, Yang-Hoan ; Kim, Young-Ai ; Kim, Yong-Su ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 10, issue 3, 2009, Pages 32~41
In the execution of construction management, such pre-design steps as a planning stage, a basic design stage, and a work design stage are regarded as more important than an actual construction stage. However, the manpower input criterion from the aspect of construction management price standard in the Construction Engineering Management Law does not attach weight to the pre-design stage. In this regard, the aim of this study was to examine the propriety of manpower input in the pre-design stage of construction management and then present an improvement strategy of it. For this, the investigator examined the criterion of service price prescribed in the Construction Engineering Management Law and then comparatively analyzed four sites of construction management services. Study findings are as follows: 1) the actual state of manpower input based on the stepwise average price criterion of construction management service is presented with such steps as the newly established planning step (6.6%), the basic design stage (3.9%
5.6%), the practical design stage(7.6%
13.5%), the construction stage (88.5%
64.0%), and the newly established maintenance stage (10.3%). The average price criterion is classified by total construction expenses and calculated by improved rates and stage; and 2) the three-step criterion of the Construction Engineering Management Law is classified into five stages including the planning stage and the maintenance stage by dividing it with the stepwise construction businesses. Study findings show that the calculation of price criterion in the actual site of construction management services must be operated in a practical and flexible manner and the systematic improvement of stepwise manpower input must be carried out actually.
Analysis of the Korean Housing Market Mechanisms and Housing Sales Policies Using System Dynamics
Park, Moon-Seo ; Ahn, Chang-Bum ; Lee, Hyun-Soo ; Hwang, Sung-Joo ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 10, issue 3, 2009, Pages 42~52
From the beginning of 2000, Korean housing market has experienced cyclical volatility because of the global economic fluctuation such as steady decline in the interest rate and the house price bubble. In response to these state Korean Government announced policies about housing sales system kinds of Sales Unit Price Restraint and Post-Sales System to stabilize housing market. But such policies has brought unprecedented arguments both for and against, most of whom still seem to stick to self-centered judgement ahead of impact on housing market. In an integrated point of view, applying the system dynamics modeling, the paper aims at proposing basic Korean housing market dynamics models based on basis principles of housing market determined by supply and demand. And then, after research policies about housing sales system, analyze Impact on Korean Housing Market by change of Sales Systems applying policies to basic Korean housing market dynamics models.
A Measure for Standardization of Old Aged Apartment Remodeling through Application of BIM
Han, Ju-Yeoun ; Cha, Hee-Sung ; Lee, Dong-Gun ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 10, issue 3, 2009, Pages 53~61
With the Government's policy of increasing the supply of residential houses in 1970s, the number of apartments have increased dramatically, and as the result, the number of old aged apartment are increasing too. Therefore remodeling is being executed to improve the residential environment. The rate of remodeling is increasing instead of rebuilding because rebuilding takes more resource and because of the realestate issue. There are many uncertainties in construction progress of remodeling such as communication between personnel, demolition and repair work. There are no standard for remodeling construction so such problems have been causing more problems. It has been found that BIM (Building Information Modeling) may be effective for resolving issues of standardization of remodeling construction. Therefore this study wishes to develop a standard process for remodeling work through BIM to estimate the possibility of its use at remodeling sites. Based on this, I wish to contribute to the issue of achieving construction efficiency pursued by BIM.
A Study on the Profitability According to the Different Sales Timing in Apartment Housing Development Projects
Yoon, Seung-Hyeon ; Kang, Hyun-Wook ; Kim, Yong-Su ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 10, issue 3, 2009, Pages 62~71
The purpose of this study is to analyze of profitability accordance to the different sales timing in apartment housing development projects. The adapted research method about public apartment hosing development projects by a private construction company is concentrated on the middle and large scale housing. The methodology for analysis of profitability through the change of timing for sales is analysed. According to this methodology, the difference of profitability by different timing of first sales is compared and analyzed. The results of this study are as followed 1)The major factors to affect the profitability for apartment housing development project consist of the timing of sales, the method of payment and the rate of sales. 2) The case study was carried out and then the profitability is analyzed the profitability for the three of cases is got worse when the sale after construction especially on the time of construction progress rate 80% is carried out.
Market effects analysis of when lowering the threshold value of construction services under WTO GPA
Moon, Hyuk ; Kim, Myeong-Soo ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 10, issue 3, 2009, Pages 72~82
Lowering threshold value of construction services is extremely sensitive issue to the small and medium enterprises in construction industry. Because it means opening the construction markets where the small and medium construction companies compete intensely. Nevertheless, it is absent that the analysis on the effect of opening the market lowering threshold value of construction services under Government Procurement Agreements or Free Trade Agreement. This research is to analyze the effects of lowering threshold value of construction service which have been agenda repeatedly in the international agreements such as WTO and FTA. The current threshold value of construction services of Korea under WTO GPA are 5million SDR where the government delivers and 15million SDR where the local government or the public institution deliver. However major parties to an entente such as USA and EU have been demanding to lower threshold value of 15 million SDR where the local government or the public institution deliver to 5million SDR. The analysis figure the effect of this lowering threshold value to be a market reduction by 2trillion Won as '07 fiscal year basis. This market shrinkage will effect to the small and medium construction companies in local considerably.
A Study on the Risk Evaluation of Construction Management Based on Risk Identification
Lee, Hyun-Chul ; Lee, Gun ; Yeo, Sang-Ku ; Go, Seong-Seok ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 10, issue 3, 2009, Pages 83~91
Construction industry is a complex industry which should be invested with plenty capital, manpower and resources. Investment factors and inner and outer environmental factors should be managed systemically in terms with risk factors possible to occur. It maximizes the profit to establish construction management by managing risk systemically. While previous studies were executed with risk related to some special progress lively, studies about risk in managing construction company leave much to be desired. Therefore, this study examined risk in the whole construction management, showed the checklist and deduced the quantitative factors through questionnaire analysis from specialists. Also, priority and grade of construction management factors were evaluated by analyzing weight of construction risk factors.
A Study on the Development of the Structural Performance Evaluation Manual of the Skyscrapers Curtain Wall Systems for Construction Managers
Cho, Ye-Won ; Lee, Min-Cheol ; Ock, Jong-Ho ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 10, issue 3, 2009, Pages 92~101
The purpose of this study was to develop the curtain-wall structure design evaluation manual that can easily examine the curtain-wall structural members (Mullion and Transom) stability from the position of the construction managers. Through analyzing the structural design reports in the previous studies and interview with industry experts, the curtain-wall structural member design process was elicited. The manual, which consists of Microsoft Excel-based work sheet and its manual, was applied to a real curtain-wall design project to make sure its usability. A workshop with three curtain-wall experts and three construction managers was conducted to identify pros and cons of the manual, thereby enhancing its applicability in the future.
A Simulation Model for the Application of Concurrent Engineering to Design Phase in Construction
Han, Jin-Taek ; Lee, Jae-Seob ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 10, issue 3, 2009, Pages 102~110
Although several research efforts have been directed to fast-tracking to reduce the total delivery time, few researches have been studied on concurrent engineering in construction projects. The focus of fast-tracking is primarily on overlapping independent activity pairs. In comparison, the focus of concurrent engineering is on overlapping dependent activity pairs. Dependent activities are much harder to overlap successfully. This paper presents a simulation-based Concurrent Engineering methodology to optimize the overall duration of a set of design activities in a project by modelling key factors that determine the duration of individual activities and overlap between dependent activities. This methodology involves determining how much to overlap activities, how to decide which activities to overlap and the corresponding cost and time tradeoffs using a discrete event model solution. This simulation model, therefore, can be used as a reference on decision-making to define optimum point between time and cost.
Development of Customer Satisfaction VE Process during Design Phase using Axiomatic Design Theory
Park, In-Woo ; Cho, Kyu-Man ; Hyun, Chang-Taek ; Hong, Tae-Hoon ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 10, issue 3, 2009, Pages 111~121
Value Engineering(VE) at design phase(so-called Design-VE) becomes quite a compulsory solution for better customer satisfaction, cost reduction, higher product performance, and, eventually, insured predominance in the competition. Unlike intended, however, the customer requirement on Design-VE has not been fully reflected in reality. Furthermore, the Design-VE occasionally does not progress in regular sequence; Preparation for measuring customer requirement - Function analysis - Idea creation. Therefore, this study suggests Axiomatic Design Theory to be adopted in Design-VE process expecting that the functions required by the customer could systematically reflected in VE process. Post-occupancy Evaluation(POE) is also represented as a method to measure and arrange the customer requirements. The customer satisfaction Design-VE process creates ideas defining functions in more detailed, to reflect the concrete user requirement. This approach helps function analysis and idea creation linked closely because function and idea are developed zigzag (i.e. function - idea - function...) in being decomposed into level down. The application of the process proposed by this study will be helpful to improve the customer requirement measurement and clarify a link between functions and ideas.
Benchmarking of Strategic Performance of Global Top Construction Firms
Woo, Jung-Suk ; Jang, Hyoun-Seung ; Choi, Seok-In ; Park, Chan-Sik ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 10, issue 3, 2009, Pages 122~129
Strategic planning is an essential function of senior management in any business firm. Planning involves the firm's behavior in an competitive market and adaptation of the company's resources towards the selected market strategy. This study presents a methodological procedure for strategic planning in global top-tier construction firms. This procedure consists of the following stages. First, analyzed growth of revenue in which weight of total construction firms' revenue shown in Global Top 225 Contractors(ENR). Second, analyzed specialty of construction products. The products are General Building, Power, Water Supply, Industrial/Petroleum Process, and Transportation. Third, analyzed business the portfolio plan. The business portfolio plan includes both local/overseas market and specification/diversification of construction products. It affects the subsequent choice of a benchmarking for development of each construction company. The choice of the benchmarking firm, among several available alternatives, should follow a careful analysis of the characteristics and benefits inherent in the implementation of each.
Construction of Time - Cost Model for Building Projects in Vietnam
Long, Le-Hoai ; Lee, Young-Dai ; Cho, Jeong-Wook ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 10, issue 3, 2009, Pages 130~138
Bromilow's time-cost (BTC) relationship was examined for building projects in Vietnam using actual construction time and total construction cost. Data set was collected from 77 historical building construction projects completed between 1999 and 2005 which were adjusted by consumer price index (CPI) to 2000 price. Time-cost equations were specified respected to two sectors, public and private, in Vietnamese construction industry and all cases. It is shown that a public funded building project has the longer construction duration than a similar budget private funded project. The resulting models are statistically significant. The adjusted R-square coefficients of all cases, public and private projects models are respectively 0.403, 0.436 and 0.377 mean that the BTC regression lines moderately fit the data set.
Neural Network Model for Construction Cost Prediction of Apartment Projects in Vietnam
Luu, Van Truong ; Kim, Soo-Yong ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 10, issue 3, 2009, Pages 139~147
Accurate construction cost estimation in the initial stage of building project plays a key role for project success and for mitigation of disputes. Total construction cost(TCC) estimation of apartment projects in Vietnam has become more important because those projects increasingly rise in quantity with the urbanization and population growth. This paper presents the application of artificial neural networks(ANNs) in estimating TCC of apartment projects. Ninety-one questionnaires were collected to identify input variables. Fourteen data sets of completed apartment projects were obtained and processed for training and generalizing the neural network(NN). MATLAB software was used to train the NN. A program was constructed using Visual C++ in order to apply the neural network to realistic projects. The results suggest that this model is reasonable in predicting TCCs for apartment projects and reinforce the reliability of using neural networks to cost models. Although the proposed model is not validated in a rigorous way, the ANN-based model may be useful for both practitioners and researchers. It facilitates systematic predictions in early phases of construction projects. Practitioners are more proactive in estimating construction costs and making consistent decisions in initial phases of apartment projects. Researchers should benefit from exploring insights into its implementation in the real world. The findings are useful not only to researchers and practitioners in the Vietnam Construction Industry(VCI) but also to participants in other developing countries in South East Asia. Since Korea has emerged as the first largest foreign investor in Vietnam, the results of this study may be also useful to participants in Korea.