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Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
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Volume 7, Issue 6 - Dec 2006
Volume 7, Issue 5 - Oct 2006
Volume 7, Issue 4 - Aug 2006
Volume 7, Issue 3 - Jun 2006
Volume 7, Issue 2 - Apr 2006
Volume 7, Issue 1 - Feb 2006
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A Study on Correlation of Laborers' Safety to Hand Tools in Building Construction
Cho, Chang-Yeon ; Lee, Jun-Bok ; Lee, Eun-Dong ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 4, 2006, Pages 61~68
Safety is the most important issue in the construction industry. Especially, work-related disease is increasing and resulted in lack of young workers and high turnover due to its 3D industrial image. The main objective of this paper is to identify the relationship of WRMSD with hand tools used in the building construction industry. In order to reach to the goals, the survey and interviews with laborers are conducted. The data is analyzed in a statistical manner. One of the interesting findings from the research is that the carpenters and steelworkers are the principal trade group suffering from WRMSD due to unsafe working condition and method. The results of the research will be used as the basis for the ergonomic design of the better construction working condition and hand tools.
Methods for improving efficiency in Apartment Maintenance Management using on Analytic Hierarchy Process
Lee, Jeong-Bok ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 4, 2006, Pages 69~77
In recent years, there has been more reconstruction and redevelopment of apartments rather than efforts to consider alternative to extend the life time of the apartments. It is essential to try to develop ways to adequately maintain and to use the apartment facilities efficiently in order to preserve earth environment and the limited resource. However, tacking research on the effects obtained through remodelling and maintenance have interfered with the vitalizing of the market. The objective of this study is to propose criterions and methods with which to evaluate adequacy of maintenance management. A survey was performed to investigate important maintenance methods in order to obtain advices that can smoothly progress improve apartment maintenance management. This study applied AHP(Analytical Hierarchy Process) methods for reasonable maintenance in apartment. Through this study, the flow of apartment maintenance market is elevated to reaching the level in advanced nation.
A Development of the Automated Vertical Controllable Device for Improving Construction Performance of Pile Driver
Cho, Chang-Yeon ; Lee, Jun-Bok ; Son, Jae-Ho ; Kim, Han-Soo ; Cho, Moon-Young ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 4, 2006, Pages 78~90
There is no specific code and/or standard described in the specifications to check verticality for Pre-tensioned Spun High Strength Concrete pile installation process. The most commonly used method for the vertical PHC pile installation is a naked-eye measurement or water level measurement conducted by assistant crew in the construction sites. The main objective of the research is to develop the automated vertical controllable prototype equipment for PHC piles in order to achieve uniform construction qualify as well as improving safety and productivity. The paper explains the literature review on PHC pile and pile installation process, development of prototype, field test of the prototype and its performance evaluation in terms of quality and safety as well as productivity. The results of the research will lead the further researches on the automated pile installation system.
A Study on the Model of Artificial Neural Network for Construction Cost Estimation of Educational Facilities at Conceptual Stage
Son, Jae-Ho ; Kim, Chung-Yung ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 4, 2006, Pages 91~99
The purpose of this study is propose an Artificial Neural Network(ANN) model for the construction estimate of the public educational facility at conceptual stage. The current method for the preliminary cost estimate of the public educational facility uses a single-parameter which is based on basic criteria such as a gross floor area. However, its accuracy is low due to the nature of the method. When the difference between the conceptual estimate and detailed estimate is huge, the project has to be modified to meet the established budget. Thus, the ANN model is developed by using multi-parameters in order to estimate the project budget cost more accurately. The result of the research shows 6.82% of the testing error rates when the developed model was tested. The error rates and the error range of the developed model are smaller than those of the general preliminary estimating model at conceptual stage. Since the proposed ANN model was trained using the detailed estimate information of the past 5 years' school construction data, it is expected to forecast the school project cost accurately.
Improvement of Non-Working Day Estimation Affected by Weather Conditions in the Construction Projects in Korea
Lee, Keun-Hyo ; Shin, Dong-Woo ; Kim, Kyung-Rai ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 4, 2006, Pages 100~108
Non-working days affected by weather conditions of the construction-sites have been estimated without proper data. They are usually estimated based on project engineer's own experience and intuition. As a result, they cause not only economic loss to time-adjustment but also conflicts among project participants. It becomes more difficult to predict the weather nowadays than before due to tendency of recently weather change. Therefore, this paper presents an improved estimation method for non-working days, which could minimize estimation errors. The estimation method is developed based on analysis of regional characteristics and weather conditions which affect project duration.
A Study on International Market Share Expansion Based on Derived Problems from Performance Record Analysis on Overseas Construction
Choi, Jun-Youl ; Jeon, Rak-Keun ; Kim, Jae-Jun ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 4, 2006, Pages 109~117
The domestic construction market is recovered after a foreign exchange crises but recently it's daunted again because of the sustainable real estate regulation policy by the government. The other aspect, after the WTO(World Trade Organization) system opened overseas construction is growing continuously with growth of international economy and opening of market through world. Moreover, for ballooning oil prices an orders increase by oil-producing countries, the Middle East, gives good chances to domestic construction enterprises. But, the domestic firms decrease on our domain by chases of developing country and high-technology or advanced country. This research will indicate processes of our construction business to analyze performance record about our overseas construction from the 1970s to present. Based on the results it intends to search for problems of our construction enterprises and provide useful analytic data for expansion of overseas construction market.
An Application of Construction Management to Private Infrastructure Projects
Park, Young-Min ; Kim, Dae-Young ; Cho, Hun-Hee ; Kim, Soo-Yong ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 4, 2006, Pages 118~125
The Korean government is encouraging positively PIP(private infrastructure project) to relieve financial burden and get the facilities in time. The portion of the PIP has grown rapidly into 15% of the whole SOC(Social Overhead Capital) projects. It is estimated that the growth will continue for the present. However, there are still rising problems on efficiency of the project and productivity, properness of the project scale are pointed against surprising growth. In this study, we analyze underlying problems of private infrastructure investment project and suggest CM Models to relieve the problems. To verify the validity of the suggested models, a survey has been conducted through questionnaires and analyzed the taste of the stakeholder. The owner-support Model is chosen as the practical model to apply in time. By applying the suggested model to PIP, it is possible to enhance the efficiency and productivity of the project.
A Survey of the Satisfaction Level of Construction Information System From Users' Viewpoints On Construction Site
Yoon, Jeong-Hwan ; Yoon, Su-Won ; Chin, Sang-Yoon ; Kim, Yea-Sang ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 4, 2006, Pages 126~136
Most of large construction companies have developed construction information systems and their ultimate goals should be improvement of the management efficiency of the construction projects. In order to make them successful, the systems should be designed to meet system users' needs Therefore purpose of this study is to evaluate the current information management systems from the viewpoint of the system users, especially on-site engineers. Questionnaire surveys and interviews have been conducted for the highly ranked 10 construction companies on four major factors including the functions of the systems and satisfaction level of each function, recognition of the use effect, informatization support. From the surveys results, correlation between the functions of the systems and the others has been statistically analyzed.
Calculation of Non-Working Days due to Weather Factors during Structural Steel Works
Lee, Duk-Hyung ; You, Jung-Sik ; You, Jae-Kil ; Jung, Jae-Hun ; Jung, Hee-Kyung ; Yu, Jung-Ho ; Kim, Chang-Duk ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 4, 2006, Pages 137~145
Calculating non-working days is very important element for the accurate estimation of construction time. And non-working days are largely affected by weather factors such as rainfall, wind velocity, snowfall and temperature. In the case of concrete works, there are lots of referable information for the calculation of non-working days due to the weather factors. However, for the structural steel works, there are very limited information only. Through literature survey and interviews with a few engineers, this paper established the weather factors that affect steel structural works and the impact of those factors. Based on the factors and the expected impact of the factors together with the weather data during the last 15 years in Seoul region gathered from Korea Meteorological Administration, this paper suggests the monthly non-working day of structural steel work due to weather factors. This information can be used for the early estimation of construction time.
Implementing Last Planner : Tunnel Construction Project
Kim, Yong-Woo ; Jang, Jin-Woo ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 4, 2006, Pages 146~153
The Last Planner(LP), of which the goal is to improve work-flow reliability, has recently been introduced in Korea. It is found that some contractors have made efforts on applying the Last Planner to their projects. However, they face difficulties for a variety of reasons. This paper presents the case study results on Korean heavy civil projects, along with descriptions of the ways that the Last Planner was applied, and how the work flow reliability was improved. It also discusses the prerequisites and barriers to implementation of the Last Planner in applying heavy civil construction projects in Korea. The results can be used as a reference for companies to improve their work flow reliability for future projects.
Analysis of Quantified Characteristics of the Performance Indicators for Construction Companies
Yu, Il-Han ; Jung, Young-Soo ; Chin, Sang-Yoon ; Kim, Kyung-Rai ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 4, 2006, Pages 154~163
Recently, the demand for performance evaluation and management at the industrial or corporate level has been increasing. From this perspective, this study has developed indicators to measure and compare construction company performances and we have analyzed various characteristics of those indicators. Throughout our thorough qualitative and quantitative analysis we first identified a set of indicators for performance measurement. These indicators have been shown to meet the requirements of validity, measurability, and comparability. Second, we calculated the performance index of construction companies by applying weightings of the performance categories. Then we performed correlation and regression analyses using the calculated performance index and identified the basic cause-and-effect relationships, as well as the statistical characteristics of the performance index. Drawing on the results of the analytical processes identified in this work, we discuss future research to be conducted.
Analysis of Relationship between Teamwork Attitude and the Job Satisfaction of Project Participants
Acharya Nirmal Kumar ; Kim Hyung-Soo ; Lee Young-Dai ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 4, 2006, Pages 164~176
Conflict may occur during teamwork activities. Conflict is the incompatibility of interest of participants; hence, it is more common in a wide varied activities involved construction field. Goals and values involve positive or negative features and are therefore common sources of conflict in construction field. Excessive conflict is a major hindrance to the effective operation of a team. If the conflict is not managed timely and properly, it could be transformed into a big dispute, thus to avoid these situation, it is necessary to augment working together culture. This paper aims to identify project team working factors and to uncover underlying relationships between these factors. A questionnaire survey was used to collect data from professionals. Factor analysis was employed to categorize twenty-one teamwork items evaluated by 169 respondents working in three major construction parties namely, owners, consultants and contractors. Factor analysis uncover that these team work factors can be grouped under three categories titled as: integrative working culture, relationship building and trust building. Multiple regression analysis however, showed that relationship building factor does not influence job satisfaction of project participants. Results of this study can be used as a tool to strengthening relationship between project participants in the construction industry.
Quantifying Risk Factors on Cost Performance By Characterizing Capital Facility Projects
Jang, Myung-Hoon ; Cha, Hee-Sung ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 4, 2006, Pages 177~183
Risk-based estimation has been successfully introduced into the construction industry. By incorporating historical data associated with probability analysis, risk-based estimate is an effective decision support aid in considering whether to launch a particular project. The industry challenges, however, especially related with management issues, such as labor shortage, wage growth, and supply chain complexity, have often resulted in poor cost performance. The insufficient assessing the project characteristics (i.e., resource availability, project complexity, and project delivery method) can be the main reasons in the poor cost performance. Because the accuracy level of cost performance prediction can be enhanced by extensive evaluation of the subject project characteristics, a new approach for predicting cost performance in an earlier stage of a project can improve the Industry substantiality, in other words, value maximization. The purpose of this paper is to develop a new methodology in developing a risk-based estimate tool by incorporating extensive project characteristics. To do this, an extensive industry survey was conducted from both private and public sectors in building industry in Korea. In addition, significant project characteristics were identified in terms of cost performance indicator. Although the data collection is limited to Korean industry the suggested approach provides the industry with a straightforward methodology in risk management. As many researchers maintained that front-end planning efforts are crucial in achieving the successful outcome in building projects, the new method for risk-based estimation can Improve the cost performance as well as enhance the fulfillment in terms of business sustainability.