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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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Performance Evaluation of Road Stripe Removing Equipment Using High Pressure Water-Jet
Han, Jae-Goo ; Kwon, Soon-Wook ; Kim, Kyoon-Tai ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 6, 2006, Pages 79~89
Current removing process is labor intensive and time consuming, employing a conventional grinding type manual machine. From a social and economic point of views, these kinds of manual tasks bring about social inconvenience and economic loss including traffic jam and high labor costs. The objective of the study was to develop and evaluate a road stripe removal equipment using water jet technology. The following shows the results. First, It was analyzed that the obtainable productivity from the equipment developed in the study is 280% compared to the current equipment. In this study, it was also calculated the Benefit/Cost Ratio and the result showed that the ratio is 3.28, so it is expected that the equipment can produce great benefits for the relevant companies. Second, an analysis was also conducted on the traffic congestion cost, and the equipment could save about \2,550 million per day compared to the conventional equipment. Therefore, it is analyzed that the economic viability of the equipment is sufficient.
A Suggestion for Design Process Improvement to Develop a Design Management Model
Bae, Jeung-Ik ; Shin, Jae-Won ; Kwon, O-Kyung ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 6, 2006, Pages 90~98
As management is becoming a focus of a construction industry, conprehensive construction management is needed. Thus a plan of improving a design work process for developing design work capacity is proposed. The plan of improving a design work process based on a information flow for decision makings is expected to be a good ground material of not only smooth communication among stakeholders and information tracing, but also effective management of whole process. Theplansuggestedinthisstudyissummarizedas: (1) Detailed and clear work definition (2) information-oriented work definition (3) Strengthening works related to design management
Empirical Study on the Validity of Construction Bond-related Litigations
Kim, Jong-Seo ; Choi, Jong-Soo ; Lee, Jae-Seob ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 6, 2006, Pages 99~111
Of the numerious dispute resolution methods, Alternative Dispute Resolution(ADR) is the most highly recommended approach for the guarantee bond-related dispute. In reality, however, claims were not resolved satisfactorily through ADR because of the lack of reference materials for negotiation, thus those were frequently had to be resolved through litigation. The above fact implies that, it is required to seek an efficient way to resolve the bond-related claims prior to they progress to litigation. This research paper intensively investigated judicial precedents of 232 cases with regard to construction bond-related disputes that observed during the analysis period(2000-2004). According to the summary statistics, it turned out that litigation were time consuming and potential economic loss was tremendous; on average, it takes 1067 days(the longest case was 1965 days) for dispute resolution. It suggests that litigations should be discouraged considering the magnitude of potential loss of stake holders. Research results revealed that there are some significant differences between categories in some variables affecting to the rate of winning; i) the number of lawsuit deputies of a plaintiff (in the 1st trial), ii) dispute locations (in the 1st and 3rd trials), iii) contract price (in the 1st trial), iv) contractors' operating capability (in the 1st and 2nd trials). For the rest of variables, significance level between categories was too low for preparing efficient improvement plan. Despite the important implications drawn from the analysis, this research has limitation due to the several reasons such as data structure, the depth of Information, etc. Therefore, more systematic research should be followed in the future.
Development of the Tool for Evaluating Construction Waste Management Performance
Kim, Jee-Hye ; Kim, Jae-Moon ; Cha, Hee-Sung ; Shin, Dong-Woo ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 6, 2006, Pages 112~120
Although waste management in construction industry has a significant impact on both economical and environmental issues, the current level of waste management performance in Korean construction is reported as relatively low. To improve any type of management performance, it is necessary to diagnose the current status of the performance level. In this context, this research is aimed to identify important factors in influencing the waste management performance and to develop an evaluation tool for the purpose of assessing the level of the performance for a particular construction site. In this paper, 59 influential factors have been identified and categorized into five classes, i.e., manpower, material, method, management, and policy, in terms of the characteristics of the factors. In addition, an evaluation tool has been developed in order to effectively quantify all the 59 factors based on a thorough industry survey. The output of the Tool, which is Waste Management Index, effectively assess the level of waste management performance for a particular project and provide with the most leveraged factors in need for improvement in waste management performance.
Improvement of Concessionaire Designation Evaluation Criteria for Build-Transfer-Lease Private Participation in Infrastructure Projects
Shin, Hyun-In ; Park, Tae-Keun ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 6, 2006, Pages 121~131
Since "Act on Private Participation in Infrastructure" were changed in January 2005, BTL(Build-Transfer-Lease) projects of Private Participation In Infrastructure was introduced in the domestic construction market for the purpose of providing public facilities with the public. Selecting the most qualified Promoter should be considered discreetly in BTL projects because BTL projects is for projects with approximately thirty year project life cycle, plan, construction, operating, maintenance and obviously the success of the project totally depends on the capability and role of concessionaire. However, score for cost is likely to influence designating concessionaire to take the project. Accordingly, low bid contract with too much competition could decrease the quality of the construction plan and operating plan. Thus, this study did preliminary research and documents on problems of evaluation criteria for designating concessionaire in BTL projects, and proposed improvement program by doing questionnaire over specialists of each field.
Diagnostic Analysis and Influential Factors of CM Fee Estimation
Yoo, Byeong-Gi ; Jung, Chan-Young ; Kim, Jae-Jun ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 6, 2006, Pages 132~140
On December, 1996, Construction Management(CM) was introduced in Korean construction industry due to its managerial efficiency proven in the international construction industries. However, It have had serious problems with many regulations, standards, manuals and details of practices considering its constituents and industry conditions. Especially, there were controversial points in the CM fee estimate; difference between the fee on the owner's view point and that from contractor's that impedes appropriate CM services. Therefore, this paper is to analyze public construction projects into Cm fee calculation such as fee as a percent of construction cost, cost plus fixed fee and contract price, and analyzed what is irrationality and why irrationality is made. So it makes a contribution to a study on standards for paper CM fee calculation.
Operating model for A Value-For-Money evaluation of BTL Projects for Educational Facilities
Son, Ki-Young ; Kim, Jang-Young ; Kook, Dong-Hoon ; Kim, Sun-Kuk ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 6, 2006, Pages 141~150
As the law on the private sector investment in social infrastructure was amended in January of 2005, the government is aggressively promoting BTL projects but many trials and errors and problems are occurring. Especially, the Value-For-Money evaluation conducted by the responsible agencies to judge the appropriateness of the project found there was a conspicuous difference between the computed cost and the final contract sum. Accordingly, this study is aimed to grasp the problems in the current Value-For-Money evaluation and to improve it in order to proceed with BTL projects efficiently. To achieve this, through a relative comparison to the final contract sum, a clear standard for the items of Value-For-Money evaluation was presented and thus, a model that can ensure accuracy in computing the Value-For-Money was established so that a delay in negotiations can be avoided. If the Value-For-Money evaluation established in this study is used in assessing the appropriateness of unit prices for BTL projects for education facilities, a reasonable result can be expected to be drawn in selection and negotiations with contractors, and maintenance and Post-Operation-Evaluation(POE) of education facilities as well.
Development of an Automated Pavement Crack Sealing Machine and Its Economic Feasibility Analysis
Lee, Jeong-Ho ; Lee, Jun-Bok ; Jeong, Hyung-Hoon ; Kim, Young-Suk ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 6, 2006, Pages 151~164
Numerous efforts are currently underway to automate pavementcrack and joint sealing activities. Productivity improvements, improved safety and quality, and reduced road user costs motivate these developments. Recently, an automated pavement crack sealing machine has been developed to automate the process of sealing pavement cracks and joints in Korea. This paper mainly describes the results of the economic feasibility analysis revealed through its overall performance evaluation and field tests. Finally, it is concluded that the automated machine exceeds the performance in terms of productivity, safety, and quality required in conventional method, thus making the machine economically feasible.
Constitution of Work Process for the Remodeling Construction Project in Planning Phase
Kwon, Won ; Chun, Jae-Youl ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 6, 2006, Pages 165~174
Recently, the architecture remodeling is rising as new alternative for activating the construction market as the interest toward life cycle of buildings has increased. But the reality is that current remodeling business is suffering various types of difficulties in its performance due to the absence of general management technology and factor technology in systematic performance procedure or evaluation, etc toward remodeling effect, evaluation on performance, imperfect system for reflecting user requirements and remodeling life cycle ; planning,
along with lack of overall understanding on remodeling. Accordingly, this research has attempted to search for an effective management method through overall understanding in project performance by presenting work procedure of remodeling project and analysis items for decision making, etc centered on early planning stage out of three stages called planning, designing and construction.
A Sludge Collector Selection Model by Life Cycle Cost Analysis
Lee, Seung-Hoon ; Woo, Yu-Mi ; Lee, Sung-Rak ; Koo, Kyo-Jin ; Hyun, Chang-Taek ; Hong, Tae-Hoon ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 6, 2006, Pages 175~184
This study focused on developing Life Cycle Cost(LCC) analysis model for selecting sludge collectors in wastewater treatment system and applying the model to a case study. Cost items are examined through literature review and historical data of a facility. Analysis period, discount rate, energy cost escalation ratio are assumed to reasonable level. Monetary evaluation is performed using historical data and estimations from vendors. Sensitive analysis is executed using Monte Carlo Simulation for assumed factors. Interviews with operators, vendors, constructors, managers are conducted to define factors which indicates ease of maintenance, ease of delivery, technical performance, efficiency, environmental friendship. Factors are representing technical and social factors. Results from LCC analysis and qualitative analysis are evaluate together with Weighted Matrix Evaluation Methods for optimum alternative of sludge collectors.
An Empirical analysis of the Effect of Variables on Maintenance Expenses of Public Rental Housing
Kang, Hyun-Kyu ; Han, Choong-Hee ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 6, 2006, Pages 185~192
The maintenance expenses of public rental housing have drastically been increased as facilities become obsolete. As an effective means of managing such a situation, accurate estimating of maintenance expenses and securing financial resources are crucially important. It, therefore, is necessary to analyze major factors affecting on maintenance expenses of public rental housing's facilities, and develop an effective instrument to estimate them. On the other hand, the U.S.A, where approximately 60 percent of public rental housing's operating costs are supported by the state, has already developed an effective tool to forecast operating costs based on several years' actual data. As a result, public rental housing has been operating with a reasonable level. However, there have been no remarkable researches and studies in this field in Korea. In this context, this study attempts to examine principal determinants of maintenance expenses of public rental housing's facilities, and their influence based on the latest five years' actual operating costs. This study may contribute to develop an objective and precise tool to forecast maintenance expenses of public rental housing.
Improvement Plan for the Payment Standard of Rental Fee in Construction New Technology
Park, Hwan-Pyo ; Oh, Un-O ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 6, 2006, Pages 193~201
The Evaluation system of Excellent Construction Technology has been operated for 15 years from 1990 in Korea. 443 technologies have been certified as Excellent Construction Technology(ECT) and those ECTs are adapted over 20,000 times into the construction projects. As a result of investigation, new technology evaluation system became a stable stage because new technology evaluation system has assigned about 433 and also applied more than 20,000 times in construction sites in 2004. However, it was indicated to a large problem that there aren't still detail criteria of cost assessment for using ECTs. Therefore, we analyzed the status and problems of the cost of using ECTs and suggested some useful ideas which are reviewed by various aspects. Specially we suggested specified criteria for the cost assessment of using ECTs. It is based on the scheduled construction cost and determined the rate
of using ECTs. To adapt ECTs into construction projects nationwide not only it is very important to certify better new technologies but also it is required to make the criteria of cost assessment for using ECTs.
Quantitative Analysis of Magnitude of Rework by Project Types and Sources of Rework
Hwang, Bon-Gang ;
Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, volume 7, issue 6, 2006, Pages 202~211
Rework in the construction industry can adversely affect project cost and schedule performance. Based on direct rework costs recorded on 359 construction projects, this paper presents an assessment of the magnitude of rework by various types of projects and sources of rework. The results from this paper establish that on average 4.5% and 2.5% of actual construction costs were spent on rework for owner and contractor projects, respectively. Furthermore, this paper determines that the direct rework costs differ by project types and sources of rework. Finally, it permits the development of rework reduction initiatives. By quantifying and recognizing the different magnitude of rework, the industry can be aware of the waste from rework and develop effective plans for managing rework, ultimately improving project cost performance.