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Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
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Volume 11, Issue 6 - Nov 2010
Volume 11, Issue 5 - Sep 2010
Volume 11, Issue 4 - Jul 2010
Volume 11, Issue 3 - May 2010
Volume 11, Issue 2 - Mar 2010
Volume 11, Issue 1 - Jan 2010
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A Evaluation of IT System Support to Business Process for Adopting BPM
Song, Young-Woong ; Choi, Hyung-Won ; Choi, Yoon-Ki ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 11, issue 1, 2010, Pages 3~15
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2010.11.1.3
Many enterprises have adopted various management techniques and IT systems such as "Process Management", "ERP" for coping with rapid business environment change and for continual growth. However, the separation problem between business process and IT system which causes reduction of business management efficiency has occurred for the lack of integration management mechanism. To solve this problem, many companies try to adopt BPM (Business Process Management) concept. The purpose of this study is to identify this separation problem in Korean construction companies which are trying to apply BPM to their business through evaluating IT system support to business processes. This study indicated the need of evaluation through current researches and case studies, then made hierarchy of home business of construction companies and analyzed IT systems for supporting business. The evaluation method is designed based on these researches. This study proposed the implications for adopting BPM in construction companies based on evaluation results analysis.
A Study How to Decide the Priority on Selecting Business Process for BPM to Attain Strategic Goal of Construction Company
Lee, Doo-Hee ; Song, Young-Woong ; Lim, Hyung-Cheol ; Park, Tae-Keun ; Choi, Yoon-Ki ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 11, issue 1, 2010, Pages 16~28
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2010.11.1.16
Construction companies are fulfilled in according to project, and it is difficult to execute the standardized process in various construction projects. Thus many construction companies is adopting BPM(Business Process Management) that meet business process change and business improvement. However, it is difficult to apply BPM in a lump because of difference of BPM characteristics and company`s strategies. For this reason, it is desirable to select business process based on company`s priority. This study indicated need of method for selecting business process through studying current researches, and made BPA for construction company by analyzing business process in construction company. Moreover, this study indicated core business process from a point of profitability and growth view through grasping strategic goal priority. And also, it proposed criteria for process evaluation for BPM adoption, evaluated core business process, and indicated prior business process for BPM adoption.
A Study on a Cost-Based Information Management System for Apartment Finishing Work Items
Lee, Hoon-Ku ; Lee, Yoon-Sun ; Kim, Kyung-Sook ; Kim, Jae-Jun ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 11, issue 1, 2010, Pages 29~37
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2010.11.1.29
In recent years, apartment finishing work items have increasingly become more upscale and diverse, and the kinds have increased in exponential numbers. A huge amount of information about finishing work items is produced and changed in the stages of planning finishing work item design and selecting alternatives in the early days of an apartment project. However, there are many problems raised by the poor information management of finishing work items. Thus this study suggested a cost-based information management system to manage information about finishing work items generated in the initial stage of an apartment project. In order to build the suggested system, the investigator designed an information management system based on the concepts and organization of system. And after setting a scenario of selecting finishing work items by conditions including the initial information values of finishing work items, information management for each alternative, and cost fix or free condition, I implemented and applied a prototype of an information management system for finishing work items among the participants including the project manager, interior designer, and builder.
An Analysis of Managerial and Organizational Status of Korean Construction Firms
Lee, Dong-Hoon ; Kim, Sun-Kuk ; Kim, Man-Ki ; Shin, Dong-Hwa ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 11, issue 1, 2010, Pages 38~47
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2010.11.1.38
Builders in Korea are facing significant challenges in the midst of deteriorating market conditions resulting from recent financial crunch and slumping housing sales, etc. To address such changes in management landscape, enterprise organizations need to build an efficient corporate management organization than can ensure prompt and flexible response to changes in surroundings. However, most of them base their management organization on business type and volume due to insufficient understanding and analysis of organization. Top 30 construction companies in Korea have their own management organizations and business structures let alone different competitive edges and challenges. Therefore, this paper attempts to examine the current status of management and organization of construction companies to understand their operational achievements and organizational features in and effort to develop an efficient management strategy and provide inputs contributory to establishment of corporate management organization.
Analysis of Research Trend by Technical Field of Construction Management Using Subject Classification Code
Kang, Leen-Seok ; Park, Ho-Byung ; Kim, Min-Ji ; Moon, Hyoun-Seok ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 11, issue 1, 2010, Pages 48~58
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2010.11.1.48
Recently, the application of construction management system is being increased and various research activities by each specific field are going on many universities and research institutes. It is necessary to understand the latest research trends by each subject for keeping up excellent products in CM field. This study suggests a subject breakdown structure for classifying detailed technologies of CM field. And over 2,000 domestic and international papers in the last five years are analyzed for analogizing research trends by each subject. The analyzed results include research trends by year and strong and weak fields by each research subject of CM technology. Finally, this study suggests an improved countermeasure for guaranteeing sustainable research activation in CM field.
Empirical Assessment of International Entry Strategy for Large Construction Companies
Jung, Woo-Yong ; Han, Seung-Heon ; Jang, Woo-Sik ; Koo, Bon-Sang ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 11, issue 1, 2010, Pages 59~69
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2010.11.1.59
Although international construction market gradually takes a important position among the export industries, the previous studies about international construction entry strategy have just focussed on trend investigation or suggestion for revitalization. Moreover, in order to prepare the market uncertainty such as world financial crisis and to plan the long term strategy, specific strategy studies based on corporate level are required. Therefore, this study estimates the nine strategic index and four financial index of 31 companies that performed 1920 international projects from 1993 to 2007 and evaluate the performance as three periods by multi-regression analysis. Also, this study analyze dynamic correlation between these index and the performance considering times. this study verifies that market diversification, product diversification, localization and decrease of debt to asset ratio make a good effect on the international order as long term strategy and shows that collaborated entry with domestic corporations, alliance entry with host country`s company, alliance entry with third country`s company, portion of labor cost and portion of management expense differently make a influence on the performance as times. these results will be helpful for the construction companies to plan the international entry strategy reasonably and specifically.
A Study on the Economic Profitability of Hospital Building Remodeling - On the Basis of Samsung Cheil Hospital -
Kim, Dong-Jae ; Choi, Yong-Jae ; Kim, Gab-Youl ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 11, issue 1, 2010, Pages 70~78
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2010.11.1.70
Recently our country need to change about hospital building operation and business change.The recent real estate development projects are made in very complex due to the diversity of development method or its legal aspects. Under such a real estate investment, the review of investment yield rate is fundamentally important for the one that invests and the one that finances it. Previously, the focus was in the review of the time to turn the surplus or the plan for making repayment of the borrowings, and without the analysis of sufficient investment yield rate. For a simple issue of finding the most advantageous project method, there is a need for reviewing the taxation issues, fund procurement method, legal aspects, policy analysis aspects and others. Therefore, the real estate investment is now likely to encounter the form of having the time of venture as well. In conclusion, the scientific and reasonable decision making in investing on the real estate does not suggest the absolute evaluation standard but the need and the use are more and more demanded.
Evaluation of Influence Factors in order to introduce Share-styled Apartment House Successfully
Lee, Hyun-Chul ; Lim, So-Yean ; Go, Seong-Seok ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 11, issue 1, 2010, Pages 79~87
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2010.11.1.79
The purpose of this study is to find decisive factors affecting Share-styled Apartment house Lee Myung-bak announced for the homeless masses in February 2008. This policy tried to add up defects from Half-priced Apartment house enforced in 2007. Seoul is ranked as the highest PIR(Price Income Rate) city in the world, as far as the difficulties in getting own house is concerned. Korean government has announced a lot of policies to control the price of real-estate, especially housing bubble phenomenon, since the convalescence from IMF financial crisis. By making questionnaires to get an important factor and taking counsel with related specialists, this thesis found what kind of roles the objects including government, institutions and people should play or focus on.
Improving the Efficiency of DMAIC Application Process through the Case Studies of Practical Six Sigma Construction Projects
Kwon, O-Bin ; Lee, Seung-Hyun ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 11, issue 1, 2010, Pages 88~100
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2010.11.1.88
As the competition between companies are deepened, the number of companies adopting six sigma principles, which is one of the innovative management strategies, are increasing. According to this trend, the changes in both strategies and methodologies of six sigma are continuous. However, the evaluations and the management principles included in the process after the six sigma applications are insufficient, and the cooperation between the parties in the company is also not enough because the application process of six sigma is too complex and not efficient. In order to solve this problem, a research for developing the methodology which can learn about and do six sigma applications is so necessary, specifically for expanding the six sigma applications and introducing the participation of all company members. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to develop and present more efficient Six Sigma applied process by reducing the existing unnecessary steps in improvement one, by applying the examination method of wasteful elements on the potential factors, through analyzing the Six Sigma DMAIC applied case in the construction industry. The result of those application showed that the detection of potential factors using wasting elements was possible in measurement step and that it was possible for the improved process with reduced steps compared to existing process while to remain the outcomes. It is considered that the performance rate of Six Sigma project will be improved significantly because the reduction in the improvement step does not affect the improvement effect within the whole Six Sigma project.
Analysis of the Korean Real Estate Market and Boosting Policies Focusing on Mortgage Loans: Using System Dynamics
Hwang, Sung-Joo ; Park, Moon-Seo ; Lee, Hyun-Soo ; Yoon, You-Sang ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 11, issue 1, 2010, Pages 101~112
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2010.11.1.101
The Korean real estate market currently is experiencing a slowdown due to the global economic crisis which has resulted from subprime mortgage lending practices. In response, the Korean government has enforced various policies, based on intend to deregulate real estate speculation, such as increasing the Loan to value ratio (LTV) in order to stimulate housing supply, demand and accompanying housing transactions. However, these policies have appeared to result in deep confusion in the Korean housing market. Furthermore, analyses for housing market forecasting particularly those which examine the impact of the international financial crisis on the Korean real estate market have been partial and fragmentary. Therefore, a comprehensive and systematical approach is required to analyze the real estate financial market and the causal nexus between market determining factors. Thus, with an integrated perspective and applying a system dynamics methodology, this paper proposes Korean Real Estate and Mortgage Market dynamics models based on the fundamental principles of housing markets, which are determined by supply and demand. As well, the potential effects of the Korean government`s deregulation policies are considered by focusing on the main factor of these policies: the mortgage loan.
Cost.Benefit Risk Based Purchase Pricing Process Model for Feed in Tariffs of Photovoltaic Power Projects
Kim, Se-Jong ; Koo, Kyo-Jin ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 11, issue 1, 2010, Pages 113~121
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2010.11.1.113
Since the cut-down of the purchasing price of the feed in tariff(FIT) in 2008, the numbers of photovoltaic projects get decreased, contrary to investment expansion policy of government on renewable energy. The root cause of the decrease is the irrationality of the current purchasing price structure of FIT as well as the adversity of fund raising due to the global financial crisis. This study proposes the FIT calculating model (Cost & Benefit Risk Based Purchase Price Process : CBRP3) reflecting the fluctuation of cost and benefit risks. The first step is to establish the photovoltaic generation alternatives, and to calculate each distribution data of the investment and the power generation quantity. The FIT for each alternative is, then, assessed through simulations. Finally the proposed FIT scheme is compared to the present FIT scheme and future study subjects are derived.
A Study on the Agreement Rate Encouraging Restriction Factor of Multi-family Housing Remodeling
Kim, Dong-Jae ; Choi, Yong-Jae ; Kim, Gab-Youl ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 11, issue 1, 2010, Pages 122~129
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2010.11.1.122
Until now, the domestic construction market has been formed focusing on new construction and reconstruction in the apartment industry. Recently, however, the remodeling market for old structures have shown a tendency towards land shortage and land price increases in the major cities : the reinforcement of regulations regarding reconstruction ; expenditure reduction and the solving of environmental problems by regarding old structures is pursuing low costs and maximum efficiency. The interest in remodeling is increasing, however, remodeling has not been successfully initiated in the apartment division for a reasonable period of time. Consequently to acquire mutual agreement for remodeling from the residential occupants. In order to evaluate profitability, it is necessary to set priorities and reasonable criteria for remodelling and to this end, it is also required to assess each fact of remodelling in view of both customers and supplied.
The Optimization Algorithm for Wall Bracing Supports of Tower Cranes
Lee, Hyun-Min ; Ho, Jong-Kwan ; Kim, Sun-Kuk ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 11, issue 1, 2010, Pages 130~141
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2010.11.1.130
Poor expertise in equipment operation and installation, coupled with unpredictable natural disaster, usually directly leads to disastrous accidents of large lifting equipment such as tower cranes. For example, 52 tower cranes fell down due to the unstable support in Korea at the attack of Typhoon "Maemi" in 2003, which damaged property and caused loss of life. In high-rise construction projects, top-slewing or luffing-jib tower cranes needs checking the stability of lateral-support in addition to the bottom support such as the foundation. In this study, the optimization algorithm for lateral-support of tower cranes is conducted, which is expected to enhance the structural stability of tower cranes and save the cost in conflict with the safety.
A Study on the Analysis of Actual costs and Maintenance costs for Elemental Classification hierarchy
Kang, Hyun-Wook ; Kim, Yong-Su ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 11, issue 1, 2010, Pages 142~150
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2010.11.1.142
The purpose of this study is to analyze maintenance costs and estimation of elemental costs for educational buildings. The adapted research method selected four school buildings in seoul region as BTL projects. On the basis of the selected case, the study suggested a model to establish a system for each parts and estimate analyzed construction costs and maintenance costs according to that system. According to the analysis, the study proposed a partial construction costs analysis table and maintenance costs table and analyzed proper construction costs and maintenances costs. The results of this study are as follows 1) The average ratio followed by calculation of partial construction costs of the four school buildings are as followings. The total construction costs is analysed 6,666million won and each part of average rations is structure 47.15%, exterior of building 8.34%, interior of building 23.37%, electricity & fire fighting facility 5.74%, water supply & healthy facility 4.27%, heating & water supply facility 5.25%, landscape 1.36%, civil engineering works 4.51%. 2)The average ratio followed by analysis of partial maintenance costs of the four school buildings are as followings. The total maintenance costs is analysed 4,309 million won and each part of average ratio is exterior of building 11.02%, interior of building 41.81%, electricity & fire fighting facility 14.81%, water supply & healthy facility 11.22%, heating & water supply facility 12.76%, landscape 5.75%, civil engineering works 2.63%.
Evaluation of Project Manager`s Leadership in Construction Projects
Gang, Ji-Sun ; Kim, Han-Soo ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 11, issue 1, 2010, Pages 151~159
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2010.11.1.151
Leadership is a critical factor for success or failure of an organization. Project managers in construction projects are `field CEO` so their leadership affects performance of the projects. The objectives of this study is to evaluate the leadership of project managers and to analyse its major characteristics. The LBDQ(Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire) technique was used to evaluate and identify types of leadership of project managers from `heaven` and `hell`. Relationships between leadership and performance of the projects were also discussed.
A Study on Simplified Payment Method by Progress Measurement for Specified Activity - Focusing on Construction of Eco-River
Lee, Jeong-Yoon ; Woo, Sung-Kwon ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 11, issue 1, 2010, Pages 160~169
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2010.11.1.160
In domestic public works, there are several problems in the measurement of payments based on the bill of quantity, which doesn`t match with the activity progress rate, heavy paper works and complicated procedures. It can be classified formal and simplified method. By using the simplified method, it can be solved many problems by summarizing the procedure, but is not generally used. This paper proposes a payment method by progress measurement for specified activity based on WBS(Work Breakdown Structure) verifying efficiency which reduced cost account and advanced work on payment compare to method of domestic public works using the data about construction of eco-river. This method will be an important contribution on being a base for cost-schedule integrated management which were verified and also improving efficiency on measuring payment.