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Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 16 hours ago
Highway maintenance: impact of framework agreements on contractor performance
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, March 24, 2014
AbstractPurpose - The construction industry in the UK has a history of client dissatisfaction. A potential solution for improvement is through use of a framework agreement, where long term relationships between parties may focus upon performance. This research aims to assess whether use of framework...
Construction efficiency: a tale of two developed countries
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, March 24, 2014
AbstractPurpose - The measurement of construction performance is a vexed problem. Despite much research effort, there remains little agreement over what to measure and how to measure it. The problem is made even more complicated by the desire to benchmark national industry performance against that o...
Critical Success Factors for Implementation of Risk Assessment and Management Practices within the Tanzanian construction industry
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, March 24, 2014
AbstractPurpose - Despite the extensive research on critical success factors (CSFs), there is a paucity of studies that examine CSFs for the deployment of risk assessment and management processes in developing countries, particularly, Africa. The purpose of this research is to investigate the percep...
The Effect of Construction Demand on Contract Auctions: An Experiment
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, March 24, 2014
AbstractPurpose - The paper presents an experiment to test the effect of construction demand on the mark-up price level in construction contract auctions. Design/methodology/approach - An experimental approach was adopted for this study. In a controlled laboratory environment, a first-price sealed b...
Addressing effective construction logistics through the lens of vehicle movements
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, March 24, 2014
AbstractPurpose - Construction logistics is an essential part of Construction Supply Chain Management (CSCM). However, limited attention has been paid to this issue in the New Zealand construction industry. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the knowledge about what hampers efficiency in ...
Improving construction productivity: a subcontractor's perspective
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, March 24, 2014
AbstractPurpose - Surprisingly, given the prominence and front-line role of subcontractors in the construction industry, their perspective is almost completely absent from construction productivity literature. Existing research in this area presents a highly one-sided principal contractor perspectiv...
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Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, March 07, 2014
Understanding project stakeholders' perceptions of public participation in China''s infrastructure and construction projects: Social effects, benefits, forms, a...
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, March 06, 2014
AbstractPurpose - Public participation has been implemented with growing frequency as an instrument for dealing with the increased socio-economic and environmental disputes in public infrastructure and construction (PIC) projects in China. The purpose of this paper is to examine the perceptions of m...
Using public-private partnerships for the building and management of school assets and services
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, March 06, 2014
AbstractPurpose - The provision of school assets and associated services is essential for achieving a country''s educational outcomes. Building and managing schools usually features large component of operation, multiple groups of stakeholders, relatively simple design and technical requirements and...
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