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Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
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Volume 16, Issue 6 - Nov 2015
Volume 16, Issue 5 - Sep 2015
Volume 16, Issue 4 - Jul 2015
Volume 16, Issue 3 - May 2015
Volume 16, Issue 2 - Mar 2015
Volume 16, Issue 1 - Jan 2015
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Developing a Project and Program Management Capability Assessment System for the Korean Construction Management Firms
Choi, Jaehyun ; Son, Jaeho ; Kim, Jihye ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 16, issue 1, 2015, Pages 3~14
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2015.16.1.003
Since the global financial crisis, the Korean domestic construction market has continuously experienced downturns, and the Korean domain construction firms'profitability has been persistently deteriorated. Domestic construction firms have rapidly advanced to overseas markets exclusively for the construction contract packages. However, the profitability for the construction contracts has been lower compared to engineering or project management contracts. One of the critical issues the Korean firms have faced was project management capability across all phases in project execution. Even though several project management capability assessment tools were introduced, most tools were applicable to a wide variety of industry sectors rather than construction industry. Project management capability assessment tool specifically applicable to domestic CM firms was developed through this research, in order to assess project and program management capabilities and improve the competitiveness in overseas market Also, the correlation between project, programs, and the CM infrastructure were identified. The CM firms were divided into two groups according to the size of the business, and both were evaluated at the project and the program level based for the 9 different criteria. The project management capability assessment tool developed for the CM firms can be used for self-assessment to distinguish the strengths and weaknesses of each company at the project and program level. In addition, the current status of each group can be identified by spotting improvement areas for the management capabilities.
A Case Study of the Risk Identification in Construction Project
Ahn, Sanghyun ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 16, issue 1, 2015, Pages 15~23
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2015.16.1.015
In the construction industry, risk management has gained constant attention as the factor not only to evaluate global competitiveness of the country but also to secure competitiveness of public institutions and private companies. For effective construction risk management, the specific work process improvement that can be employed in the field in terms of risk management of the entire corporation such as financial, insurance and safety management is necessary. To manage construction risks, what is important is the step to identifying inherent risks in the construction project. The identification of risks will be followed by the step to seeking ways to establish and manage strategies responding to the risks. This study suggests ways and processes to make a checkslit to identify risks through case studies. To that end, the focus will be placed on working process improvement of risk identification among stages to manage construction risks such as risk identification and analyses, planning to respond to risks, risk monitoring and management. The case study checklists show that setting up the system to classify risks by stage is helpful to figure out causes of risks to reduce or eliminate risk factors. The checklist making process that considers features of the project is expected to contribute to successful completion of the project by enabling effective risk identification and systematic risk management.
A Study of the Establishment of Framework for Information Exchange based on IFC Model in Domestic Collaborative Design Environment
Shin, Joonghwan ; Kwon, Soonwook ; Lee, Kyuhyup ; Choi, Sangduck ; Kim, Jinman ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 16, issue 1, 2015, Pages 24~34
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2015.16.1.024
As recent multilateral collaboration design system has been advanced, BIM based data exchange is a key factor for successful next generation building project. Even though many studies have been trying to set up a data compatibility system for collaboration, There are still a lot of problem in data exchange between design and engineering phase. Therefore, In this study, we analysis causes of problem for information exchange and suggest a IFC based Information exchange framework for improving BIM based design collaboration environment. In order to find out problems that hinder establishment of advanced open BIM information exchange, proper analysis about transition of process from current and to-be BIM based design collaboration process is important, at first. From analysis of main obstacles to information exchange, this research suggests solution plan using open API and IFC based BIM collaboration supporting system. The suggested open API solution named Integrity feedback system perform a role making up for weak point derived from IFC based data exchange. And main system suggestion about framework for IFC based information exchange reflect technological system support, requirement of function for collaboration including API/BCF plug-in.
A Study on Normal Project Duration for Water Resource Project
Lee, Bongsu ; Kim, Kinam ; Lee, Minjae ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 16, issue 1, 2015, Pages 35~43
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2015.16.1.035
It is important to have enough design and construction duration for infrastructure projects. However, recent water resource project in Korea shows several problems caused by their fast-tract schedule. National Audit Committee report several water resource projects have quality problems caused by insufficient project duration. Especially, water resource projects such as dam and water pipeline construction should have proper time to secure their structure quality. Normal project duration for these projects should be estimated based on previous similar projects' historical data analysis. However there is no standard model which can estimate normal project duration for water resource projects in Korea. There are several normal project duration estimation models for building project developed by public(LH) and private construction companies. However, there is no proper model for water resource projects. So, this study developed normal project duration model for dam and water pipeline projects using historical data and show application of models.
Order of Priority Analysis of Internal Marketing Factors in Construction Company by Using AHP Method
Lee, Jong Sun ; Cho, Han Byung ; Son, Kiyoung ; Yoo, Jicbae ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 16, issue 1, 2015, Pages 44~51
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2015.16.1.044
In recent years, the domestic construction business is continuously stagnated caused by housing depression, global financial crisis etc. To overcome these difficulties, the construction companies should reinforce the internal marketing like the service business. However, it is not easy to conduct active internal marketing reinforcement since the companies do not directly receive customers under special situation like construction. Therefore, it is necessary to resolve the urgent issue by selecting order of priority among internal marketing factors. To address this issue, the objective of this study is to analyze the internal marking factors by using Analytic Hierarchy Process. As a result, the first and second factor represents the internal communication and working condition and environment respectively. The findings of this study will contribute to apply the internal marketing into construction industry.
A Study on the Estimation Method of the Repair Rates in Finishing Materials of Domestic Office Buildings
Kim, Sun-Nam ; Yoo, Hyun-Seok ; Kim, Young-Suk ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 16, issue 1, 2015, Pages 52~63
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2015.16.1.052
Business facilities among domestic architectures have rapidly been constructed along with domestic economic development. It is an important facility taking the second largest proportion next to apartment buildings among current 31 building types of fire department classification of 2012 year for urban architectures. The expected service life of business facilities is 15 years, but 70% of those in urban areas have surpassed the 15 year service life as of the present 2014. Thus, the demand for urgent rehabilitation of such facilities is constantly increasing due to the aging and performance deterioration of the facilities'main finishing materials. Especially, the business facilities are being used for the lease of company office or private office, and such problems as aging and performance deterioration of the facilities could cause less competitive edge for leasing and real estate value depreciation for the O&M (Operation & Management) agent and the owner, respectively. Therefore, an effective planned rehabilitation as a preventive measure according to the standardized repair rate by the number of years after the construction is in need in order to prevent the aging and performance deterioration of the facilities(La et al. 2001). Nonetheless, domestic repair/rehabilitation standards based on the repair rate are mainly limited to apartment buildings and pubic institutions, resulting in impractical application of such standards to business facilities. It has been investigated and analyzed that annual repair rate data for each finishing material are required for examination of the applicability of the repair rate standard for the purpose of establishment of a repair plan. Hence, this study aimed at developing a repair rate computation model for finishing materials of the facilities and verifying the appropriateness of the annual repair rate for each finishing material through a case study after collecting and analyzing the repair history data of six business facilities. The results of this study are expected to contribute to the planning and implementation of more efficient repair/rehabilitation budget by preventing the waste of unpredicted repair cost and opportunity cost for the sake of the business facilities' owners and O&M agents.
Present Condition of Theft Loss at Construction Sites and a Situation Analysis of Prevention Measures
Jang, Dong Hyeok ; Kim, Han Soo ; Nguyen, Tan Khoa ; Jung, Sung Won ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 16, issue 1, 2015, Pages 64~73
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2015.16.1.064
The theft of construction equipments and materials at construction sites is one of the risk factors that may affect to the productivity as well as the progress of the project. However, managers of the construction site have paid little attention to the security measure, therefore the theft loss at construction sites has been occurred repeatedly every year. In this study the situation analysis has been carried out for the present condition of theft loss of construction equipments and materials as well as its prevention measure based on the questionnaire survey targeting field managers, experienced theft loss at the site, as a part of base study to set up a security measure of construction sites. The main content of this study is analyzing characteristics of theft loss and the degree of impact and risk by it at construction sites, then reviewing the direction of the prevention plan establishment for the future through the analysis of the importance and utilization level of prevention measures. The result of this study would give an opportunity to create an awareness against the theft loss at construction sites as well as can be utilized as a basic survey for the systematic development of concerned prevention measures.
A Study on the Analysis of Apartment Price affected by Urban Infrastructure System - Electricity Substation
Hwang, Sungduk ; Jeong, Moonoh ; Lee, Sangyoub ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 16, issue 1, 2015, Pages 74~81
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2015.16.1.074
As one of urban infrastructure system, the electricity substation is critical for urban life and industrial activity as the electricity demands get higher than ever. However the substation is generally regarded as unpleasant or dangerous facility, which finally results in the continuous opposition movement by resident due to the belief of unidentified negative effect in apartment prices. Accordingly, as the scientifically objective and quantitative analysis is required to solve the social conflict, this study intends to examine the variation affected by urban infrastructure system, expecially for substation. After the independent variable defining the price of apartment and the dependent variable, which is apartment price, are identified and their spatial data has been filed, the forecasting model has been developed through the hedonic price function as well as artificial neural networks system. The research finding indicated that the spatial range affected by substation is not notable and the range of some case was applicable for less than 600m. It is expected that these research findings can be applied for establishing the one of solid cases for the analysis of economical effect to local housing market by the urban infrastructure system.
Model development for site selection considering the characteristics of LNG receiving terminal
Jeong, Nam Hoon ; Liu, An Qi ; Hwang, Geon Wook ; Jang, Woosik ; Han, Seung Heon ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 16, issue 1, 2015, Pages 82~91
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2015.16.1.082
Recently, due to the increasing concern of environmental factors and low carbon usage, the use of natural gas has been inclining steadily. In order to meet the growing demand of natural gas, government have established strategies to secure the sufficient amount of gas that is mainly used by industries, power generation and residential use by constructing additional receiving terminals for Liquid Natural Gas (LNG). In the process of selecting the optimal site for the terminals, the characteristics of the terminals are not considered where the decision making is done through internal meetings or outsourcing. In respect to site selection, researches are done to derive the factors that are considered for optimal site selection. However, there have not yet been researches in creating a systematic model for analyzing the optimal site selection. To this aim, the paper aims to propose a model for site selection of LNG receiving terminals that considers the characteristics of the terminal construction. Total of 47 factors considered in site selection is derived through interviews with experts and analyzing the previous cases of site selection by various firms. Furthermore, the derived 47 factors are used for the survey for the previous LNG terminals in PT, IC, TY, SC and BR areas where the survey data is analyzed by factor analysis and multiple regression models to depict the optimal site. By applying the model for site selection, practitioners are able to make decisions for site selection in a systematic approach for new candidates of sites.
Organizational Structures Re-Design for the Regional Construction Management Administrations of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport for Improving Management Performance of Construction Projects
Jeong, Keun-Chae ; Park, Hyung Keun ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 16, issue 1, 2015, Pages 92~100
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2015.16.1.092
This study proposes measures to improve management performance of construction projects by re-designing the organizational structures of the Regional Construction Management Administrations of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. The re-designing measures are derived based on the three measures which were established by analyses on status of the Regional Construction Management Administrations, requirements from the current organizational structure, and domestic/overseas examples; the measures are: 1) organizational integration and scope expansion, 2) structural re-organization according to construction projects, and 3) building a knowledge management structure. In order to realize the re-designing measures, sixteen tasks are derived; a milestone is established according to importance, feasibility and lead-lag relationships of these tasks. If these tasks are to be carried out successfully, the management performance of the Regional Construction Management Administrations of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport will be expected to improve. Ultimately, the Regional Construction Management Administrations can reduce cost and improve the quality of public service by outsourcing the non-core competence tasks and by concentrating on the construction management for the new infrastructure projects.
Analysis on Real Discount Rate for Prediction Accuracy Improvement of Economic Investment Effect
Lee, Chijoo ; Lee, Eul-Bum ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 16, issue 1, 2015, Pages 101~109
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2015.16.1.101
The expected economic effect by investment was divided by square of real discount rate annually for change to present value. Thus, the impact of real discount rate on economic analysis is larger than other factors. The existing general method for prediction of real discount rate is application of average data during past certain period. This study proposed prediction method of real discount rate for accuracy improvement. First, the economic variables which impact on interest rate of business loan and consumer price of real discount rate were determined. The variables which impact on interest rate of business loan were selected to call rate and exchange rate. The variable which impact on consumer price index was selected to producer price index. Next, the effect relation was analyzed between real discount rate and selected variables. The significant effect relation were analyzed to exit. Lastly, the real discount rate was predicted from 2008 to 2010 based on related economic variables. The accuracy of prediction result was compared with actual data and average data. The real discount rate based on actual data, predicted data, and average data were analyzed to -1.58%, -0.22%, and 6.06%, respectively. Though the proposed method in this study was not considered special condition such as financial crisis, the prediction accuracy was much higher than result based on average data.
Comparison between Labor Inputs by Quantity per Unit Method and by Actual Data Method in the Apartment Housing Construction Work - Focusing on Masonry Plaster Waterproofing Tile Labors -
Jeon, SangHoon ; Koo, Kyo-Jin ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 16, issue 1, 2015, Pages 110~118
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2015.16.1.110
The standard production unit system is the most basic element in our country construction. However, this standard production unit system shows a large difference in the actual amount of labor input for works at the Apartment housing construction, Therefore, it may be a reasonable alternative to estimate the cost of construction by historical cost data, works will be calculated the cost of labor must determine the exact amount and It is necessary to determine the exact amount of labor input for the construction progress management. This study examines the results of comparing the standard production unit system and the actual amount of labor counting in apartment housing construction was completed in the metropolitan area since 2000, the following results were obtained. the actual amount of labor input are looked for 1.184person/1000 of masonary,
of tile at the Apartment housing construction. in the actual amount of labor counting Compared with standard production unit system, masonry ratio of 59.8%, plaster ratio of 41.3%, waterproofing ratio of 31.5%, tile ratio of 34.3% and The labor rate in the works was the lowest in the plaster. was relatively high in the masonary. Therefore, the amount of labor country apartment housing construction is preferably calculated on historical cost data. But it seems that the amount of labor necessary complement ongoing close enough to the actual standard production unit system a major variable in construction management.
A study on the method for the Integrated Cost Estimate based on Project(ICEP) of program management with typical model
Baek, Myeongchang ; Park, Junmo ; Park, Gilbeom ; Kim, Okkyue ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 16, issue 1, 2015, Pages 119~128
DOI : 10.6106/KJCEM.2015.16.1.119
Domestic dominant method in subcontract cost estimate for comprehensive program management is estimation by referencing similar cases or relying on the experience and expertise of the engaged. However, this method is not reliable due to lack of accuracy, making it harder for clients to plan and budget the program. Since budget itself is roughly estimated, it becomes a source of cost rise in the course of management due to design modifications. Therefore, the client and service providers shall calculate more accurate service cost by applying objective and scientific method in order to minimize cost rise and cost related dispute. Traditional cases, in estimating program management cost, took Top-Down approach based on precedents and experience. On the contrary, this study will categorize management structure into phases and activities, issue WBS for each phase to estimated schedule and cost for each code, and take Bottom-UP approach. By taking this approach named ICEP (Integrated Cost Estimate based on Project), Set project typical model will be developed for service cost estimating, calculate cost by applying project-specific factors. Also, by analyzing progress data and allocated management cost to complement them, more efficient construction management will take shape based on program management cost standards which reflect project-specific features.