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Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
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Volume 13, Issue 6 - Nov 2012
Volume 13, Issue 5 - Sep 2012
Volume 13, Issue 4 - Jul 2012
Volume 13, Issue 3 - May 2012
Volume 13, Issue 2 - Mar 2012
Volume 13, Issue 1 - Jan 2012
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Proper Estimating Method for Environmental Preservation Cost in Road Projects
Park, Ji-Sun ; Lee, Sea-Hyun ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 13, issue 2, 2012, Pages 3~10
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2012.13.2.003
The current enforcement regulation of "Construction Technology Management Act" prescribes calculation standard of environmental preservation cost in construction site. According to this standard, environmental preservation cost is calculated by using the quantity-per-unit costing method or applied fixed rate on direct cost. However, when calculated by using the quantity-per-unit costing method it is few items to put in the budget according to standard of construction estimate and in the case of using the fixed rate on direct cost it is not considering various characteristics of the construction site. Therefore, it is needed a improvement plan of estimating method and management system for environmental preservation cost. In this study, it surveyed the actual state of the environmental preservation cost according to magnitude of project, site location, anti-pollution facilities and etc. over 38 road projects. The research reported in this paper environmental preservation cost was variously distributed over construction sites. Thus it needs to estimating method and management system to consider characteristics of construction site for environmental preservation cost.
Development of BIM Functions and System for Construction Project Through Project Life Cycle -Focusing on Bridge Construction Project-
Kim, Hyeon-Seung ; Moon, Hyoun-Seok ; Choi, Gwang-Yeol ; Kim, Chang-Hak ; Kang, Leen-Seok ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 13, issue 2, 2012, Pages 11~24
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2012.13.2.011
Recently, BIM (Building Information Modeling) technique is being considered as a critical delivery condition for the public projects according to the increase of best practices by practical application of BIM. However, since existing BIM studies are focused on the design and construction phases, those results are not considering the life cycle of a construction project. Therefore, this study suggests an integrated BIM operation process that enables an application of BIM for each phase of a construction project from planning to maintenance phases and develops an integrated BIM system based on the suggested methodologies. This study developed basic BIM functions and its application process by analyzing information systems in each project phase for a bridge construction project. Besides, this study performed case study and survey analysis for construction managers to verify a practical applicability of the developed system. Therefore, it is expected that the integrated BIM system is going to be utilized as a 3D-based integrated information management system considering life cycle of construction projects.
Selection and Strategies of New Leading Businesses in International Construction Market
Choi, Seok-Jin ; Lee, Kang-Wook ; Han, Seung-Heon ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 13, issue 2, 2012, Pages 25~36
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2012.13.2.025
As the international construction market is rapidly expanding, Korean contractors have the need for having new leading businesses for their sustainable growth and high performance. Thus, this research tried to explore new leading businesses with two questions: `What can be the new leading businesses?` and `How can Korean contractors implement new leading businesses?` To this end, based on Porter`s five forces framework and the resource-based view (RBV), we first derive three evaluation criteria (possibility of market entry, possibility of profit earning, and possibility of value-added earning). Next, we developed a framework for business evaluation which considers external market condition, internal competitiveness, and spin-off effects toward domestic market. Based on the framework, we defined green-energy plant, environmental plant, desalination plant, nuclear power plant, new urban development, and high-rise building as new leading business. Then, we selected green energy plant, environmental plant, and new urban development for the purpose of prior occupation of the market, consolidation of the competitiveness, and expansion of the ripple effect, respectively. Finally, we deduced market entry strategies for each business by investigating experts` opinions.
Policymaking Improvement Strategy for Fine Laboring Ability of Construction Works
Yoon, Tai-Hyong ; Lee, Soo-Yong ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 13, issue 2, 2012, Pages 37~47
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2012.13.2.037
Engaged number in the construction industry is 45 percentage level against to manufacturing industry. And Induction -factor of Production is much the same to mfg. field, Value added Induction-factor is more higher than manufacturing industry, therefore we research again about workers` inferior working & personal life condition in our society in order to they feel happiness their life with pride for the job construction occupation. So construction companies & government will be contribute to strengthen their phase & to achieve more higher level of construction working culture for elevate competitive power. We have to prepare the basis to turn to the qualitative construction businesses by break away from only the amount of work volume in company with the system of workers` self-conceit on the ground of professional education/training, qualification system, social insurance benefits, working condition improvement, stable job. Our nations does not feel well-being senses, only 25 class level in the 30 countries of OECD. We draw the questions at issue with slough off old customs in order to qualitative improvement for profession & self-contentment of construction workers, and present the useful plan to contribute to international competitiveness with our construction firms in the globalize construction field under Government`s & company`s policy.
An Experimental Study on Quality Control Standards of Exposed Concrete in Construction Stage
Jeong, Jae-Soo ; Lee, Chan-Sik ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 13, issue 2, 2012, Pages 48~57
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2012.13.2.048
A variety of studies on concrete have been performed to examine the advantages for structural material, but less attention has been paid to the contribution of concrete to finishing. Due to this matter, specific management guidelines for construction and quality on exposed concrete have not been clearly established despite more construction cost and quality control are required. This study analyzed a impact factors on the quality by survey of the existing research and practice. Field tests were performed using mock-up models to analyze the quality of exposed concrete according to form manufacture method, concrete mix proportion, and concrete placing method. Results indicate that the quality of exposed concrete was determined by concrete mix proportion and construction managements. Guidelines of quality control on exposed concrete in construction stages were proposed.
Value Analysis of Floor Covering Methods Considering the Skid Resistance Performance
Yoon, Cha-Woong ; Seol, Jae-Nam ; Seo, Jong-Won ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 13, issue 2, 2012, Pages 58~69
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2012.13.2.058
In modern society, rooftops and underground spaces are utilized for overcoming a confined space limitation of metropolitan areas. Therefore, floor covering construction is also increasing steadily. From the user`s viewpoint, skid resistance performance of floor covering methods is a very important performance criterion for safety and amenity, but an appropriate design and assessment criteria for skid resistance performance are not available. This study presents the skid resistance performance assessment method of floor covering methods considering the sidewalk skid resistance standard of Seoul city and the guideline of the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs(MLTM) of Korea for road safety facilities`installation and maintenance. For this research, three alternatives among urethane floor covering methods are selected and their skid resistance performance is analyzed through an experimental study. The analyzed performance is also evaluated by the skid resistance performance assessment method. Finally, the comprehensive performance assessment including the results of skid resistance performance assessment is conducted by Value Analysis(VA) in order to encourage the construction methods of floor covering which have a high skid resistance performance. As a result of VA, the particle method which the skid resistance performance is improved up to four times more than other alternatives shows the highest performance index of 83.86.
Evaluating and Suggesting Key Risk Factors according to Risk Hierarchy of Occurrence Field in the Overseas Development Projects
Lee, Jeong-Seok ; Ahn, Byung-Ju ; Kim, Jae-Jun ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 13, issue 2, 2012, Pages 70~79
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2012.13.2.070
The Korean Government recently has been focused on strengthening competitiveness of order and stimulating construction market in the international construction industry. It has planned to extend the ODPs (overseas development projects) in order to diversifying the international construction market of which is domestic construction companies, placing too much emphasis on plant projects of the Middle East. However, literature review of risk analysis in the ODPs shows that the number of case study is several. Therefore, Authors asserted the necessity of risk analysis in the ODPs. The purpose of this study is to suggest a methodology that find KRFs (key risk factors) in the ODPs and analyze them, using AHP and Fuzzy theory. As a result, the 37 KRFs are selected and explained characteristics of them. A future direction of this study is to suggest a risk management model in the ODPs and prove feasibility of it.
An Analysis of Core Competence of Pre-construction Service of the Making Inroads into Oversea Construction Market (*for the Entry in the International Construction Business)
Byun, Il-Woo ; Kim, Ye-Sang ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 13, issue 2, 2012, Pages 80~90
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2012.13.2.080
In 2011, the overall construction markets in KOREA are highly depressed due to decreases in orders of domestic construction markets in both private and public field. Also, we are losing competitive advantages over Chinese and Indian companies owing to the market shares on plant construction projects excessively. It is recognizable, under the circumstances that we are in interior position on high value technique to other advanced countries, that the orders of mega building and plant construction projects tend to be placed through the" Pre-construction Service", the importance of which has been emphasized domestically and internationally in recent time. However, current domestic construction companies show scarcity in understanding the general idea of the Pre-construction Service and fail in building proper structure of it. It is obvious that they cannot have any competent strategy to deal with Pre-construction Service. The Purpose of this paper is to analyze the core competence throughout preconstruction phase and, and make up for the weakness in the current pre-construction service process.
Cost Prediction Model using Qualitative Variables focused on Planning Phase for Public Multi-Housing Projects
Ji, Soung-Min ; Hyun, Chang-Taek ; Moon, Hyun-Seok ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 13, issue 2, 2012, Pages 91~101
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2012.13.2.091
In planning phase of Public Multi-Housing Projects, it is required to develop the methodology and criteria for fair cost prediction with influencing power from planning phase to occupancy phase. Many studies still have focused on the prediction of cost by multiple regression. However, there is no logical explanation about the influence of nonmetric variables for the prediction of cost in planning phase. Accordingly, this research pursues a cost prediction model including nonmetric variables for use in planning phase. There are 3 steps of this research : 1) Finding the factors influencing construction cost and assigning variables for a multiple regression. 2) Conducting a dummy regression analysis with nonmetric variables and model validation by comparing actual cost data. 3) Developing the ratio of RC structure cost to wall structure cost by using cost predection model. The results could establish cost prediction process including the influence of nonmetric variables and the ratio of RC structure cost to wall structure cost.
A Study on Risk Sharing of PPI Project Demand Risk
Shin, Sung-Hwan ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 13, issue 2, 2012, Pages 102~109
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2012.13.2.102
One of key success factors in PPI(Public Private Investment) is the structure of risk sharing between the public and the private, and the determination mechanism of fair return to private participants relative to the risk that private participants undertake. In Korea, two basic types of PPI exist. One is BTO and the other is BTL. In BTO, most risks are taken by the private whereas the opposite is the case in BTL. No intermediate form exists. As a result, BTO type projects had difficulty in attracting private participants because of the excessive risks. In this study, one intermediate form is studied where demand risk is shared between the public and the private. In the setting where the public authority takes all the project revenues and then pays ladder type payments to private participants depending upon the level of project revenues, appropriate level of fixed payments is endogenously derived using the real option pricing model. From the fixed payments, expected investment returns are calculated based upon a certain distributional assumption. The results of this study is expected to help introducing diverse forms of PPI in Korea.
A Study on the Improvement Method for Preventing Lift Stop Position Error using Double Sensor Based Lift Stop Sensing Device
Lee, Jong-Hyun ; Kwon, Soon-Wook ; Park, Sung-Ung ; Lee, Mi-Na ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 13, issue 2, 2012, Pages 110~119
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2012.13.2.110
The Plan and equipment of vertical lifting are very important in high-rise building construction site, and unmanned lifts usage is increasing for financial and efficient reason. However if lift stop position error occur, It can be accumulated. And the lift can not be available during an engineer fix the problem. So loss of time and cost will occur when lifts have problems. This paper reports an improved lift stop position sensing device for preventing loss of time and cost from lift stop position error. The result of tests showed that the system has a correction function of lift stop position error, and the accuracy of device which was developed in this paper was about 9.75mm better than existing equipment.
Schedule Computation Method of Two-way Multiple Overlapping Relationships on BDM Technique
Kim, Seon-Gyoo ; Noh, Seong-Beom ; Lee, Yong-Hyun ; Yu, Young-Jeong ; Kim, Jin-Bong ; Koo, Jae-Oh ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 13, issue 2, 2012, Pages 120~127
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2012.13.2.120
Today, most construction projects have been higher, bigger, and more complicated gradually. So the domestic construction companies have been trying to understand overall construction process and relationships between activities, and adopted various management techniques and tools in order to perform a systematic and effective scheduling. However numerous problems have been occurred on the practical applications because most existing scheduling softwares adapt ADM and PDM techniques. One of them, PDM, is so uneffective because it represents the overlapping relationships between two consecutive activities only by the combinations of start and finish points between two activities. In order to supplement the demerit of PDM, Beeline Diagramming Method(BDM) is proposed as a new networking technique, it can represent two-way multiple overlapping relationships between two activities directly. However there are occurring a loop phenomenon on applying two-way multiple overlapping relationships. This research proposes and verifies the schedule computation method of two-way multiple overlapping relationships on the BDM network.
A Study on Relationship between House Rental Price and Macroeconomic Variables
Kim, Hyun-Woo ; Chin, Kyung-Ho ; Lee, Kyo-Sun ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 13, issue 2, 2012, Pages 128~136
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2012.13.2.128
In this study, we investigated the macroeconomic variables that affect housing prices thus creating a large impact on people`s lives as well as the real estate market. For the study, the macroeconomic variables able to influence the House Rental Price (housing price by lease or deposit) were used for an analysis as follows: housing sales price index, household loans rate, total household savings, the number of employees and a multiple regression analysis was performed using a time series for each macroeconomic variable. As a result of the analysis, the House Rental Price was affected by all of four macroeconomic variables. The House Rental Price increased as each variable enlarged. In conclusion, this study may be useful for finding a solution for stabilizing the House Rental Price as well as for the establishment of efficient and sustainable policies for the housing market.
A Study on Factors Influencing Turnover Intention of New Employees in Construction Company
Lee, Hyun-Soo ; Jin, Feng-Ji ; Park, Moon-Seo ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 13, issue 2, 2012, Pages 137~146
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2012.13.2.136
Recently, due to construction of the recession quantity of unsold houses is increasing and construction company is experiencing financial difficulties. As a result, construction is being ousted, or workout. Accordingly, construction may be devising a method for oneself like salary cuts, layoffs as part of the rationalization of management. But in this way may be increasing employees`s perception about job insecurity and payment unsatisfaction. This has the potential to do employees turnover. Turnover has be known that it brings both positive and negative results to the organization. But if new employees leaves early, the positive aspect of the organization will be less likely. In order to solve these problems, new employees turnover intention will be necessary for the thorough management. The purpose of this study is to identity how the perception of job insecurity, payment satisfaction, organizational commitment, excessive workload, competitiveness for employment and job suitability affect new employees turnover intention. As the degrees of impacts of variables affecting turnover intention of new employees might be different between small to medium and large construction companies, this research also compares the differences between these two groups and suggest measures for reducing turnover intention.
The Analysis of the Major Cost-increasing Risk Factors from the Perspective of Construction Management -Focusing on Pre-construction Phases-
Kim, Byung-Yong ; Kim, Yea-Sang ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 13, issue 2, 2012, Pages 147~155
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2012.13.2.147
Recently, various construction projects are invested with plenty capital, manpower and resources. The advanced methods of the construction management is introduced to Korea. However, the cases which get involved in excessive cost frequently occur. We can explain it means that the cost management in the entire phases and the risk factors in its works has not been done yet as expected. Thus, it is necessary to unearth risk factors relative to cost management and analyse them for preventing cost-increasing and the success of projects. In this point of view, this study aims to identify the risk factors of the cost management focused on pre-construction stages from the perspective of construction management which is possible to take part in the whole phases and works in cost management. Also, the impact priority and grade of risk factors to cost-increasing are evaluated by using FMEA.