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Estimating transaction costs in New Zealand procurement systems: a structural equation modelling methodology
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, February 20, 2015
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Volume 22, Issue 2, March 2015. Purpose Within construction procurement, Transaction cost economics (TCE) offers a mechanism to understand `unseen' costs associated with the pre and post-contract work. Pre-contract, these include costs related ...
Contingency modelling for construction projects using fuzzy-set theory
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, February 20, 2015
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Volume 22, Issue 2, March 2015. Purpose This paper presents a newly developed fuzzy-set based model for estimating, allocating, depleting, and managing contingency fund over the life cycle of construction projects. Design/methodology/approach F...
Cost estimation for electric light and power elements during building design: a neural network approach
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, February 20, 2015
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Volume 22, Issue 2, March 2015. Purpose The study reported in this paper proposed the use of artificial neural networks (ANN) as viable alternative to regression for predicting the cost of building services elements at the early stage of design...
Effect of adoption of relational contracting practices on relationship quality in public projects in Singapore
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, February 20, 2015
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Volume 22, Issue 2, March 2015. Purpose This research investigated relational contracting (RC) practices that give rise to higher quality interpersonal relations between these pairs of stakeholders at the end of public projects: clients & contr...
What is architectural management? Towards a pragmatic definition
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, February 20, 2015
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Volume 22, Issue 2, March 2015. Purpose To provide a pragmatic definition of Architectural Management derived from systematic research. Design/methodology/approach A triangulated approach to data collection was employed, comprising a number of ...
Needs and technology adoption: observation from BIM experience
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, February 20, 2015
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Volume 22, Issue 2, March 2015. Purpose Despite the recognized role of motivation of actors in technology adoption decisions, there is limited understanding of the psychological processes underlying the motivation. This research explores this g...
Editorial
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, February 20, 2015
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Volume 22, Issue 2, March 2015.
The relationship between pre-construction decision-making and the effectiveness of risk control: Testing the time-safety influence curve
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, December 12, 2014
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Volume 22, Issue 1, January 2015. Purpose The research explores the relationship between the timing with which decisions are made about how to control work health and safety (WHS) risks in construction project (i.e, either pre- or post-construc...
RISK MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION IN SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN THE UK CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, December 12, 2014
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Volume 22, Issue 1, January 2015. Purpose The competition and challenges facing construction firms during the recent recession have brought Risk Management (RM) to the fore in people's minds. Examination of the difficulties of implementing RM i...
Strategies for improving energy saving behaviour in commercial buildings in Malaysia
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, December 12, 2014
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Volume 22, Issue 1, January 2015. Purpose The objective of this paper is to investigate the level of energy saving behaviour between green and conventional office buildings in Malaysia to determine if people in green buildings perform better en...
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