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Study on the management of engineering procurement and construction (EPC) project

Seng, Hansen (2012) Study on the management of engineering procurement and construction (EPC) project. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Built Environment.



Procurement system in construction industry can be categorized into several methods. One of them is EPC type of procurement. EPC is the abbreviation for engineering, procurement and construction. EPC is a type of construction contract where the contractor is responsible for engineering services, procurement of materials, and construction. Power plants, factories, gas development project, infrastructure projects, and industrial plant construction sectors are the typical examples of EPC projects. With its rapid development, Indonesia needs many industrial public sector projects. Especially with the population over 230 million people and blessed with so many natural resources, its demand for power plant projects, gas development projects, and other type of industrial sector projects has risen significantly. Meanwhile, PT Waskita Karya (Persero) is one of the main leading construction company in Indonesia and it just recently established EPC Division in 2011. Therefore, this research aims to (1) identify the nature of EPC projects, (2) identify EPC projects management system as applied in Waskita, and (3) determine the strategies which can improve the effectiveness of EPC business process. The findings of this research are (1) there are 34 (thirty four) EPC projects’ characteristics, in which 10 (ten) of them are specifically only found in EPC projects; (2) EPC projects in Waskita are quite different in their implementation, where for some projects, EPC Division serves only engineering and procurement phases; and (3) the improvement strategies can be divided into 3 (three) groups, namely: for contractor with 15 strategies, for employer with 5 strategies, and for both parties with 6 strategies. At the end, this research is important for all players to face the increase popularity of EPC project procurement.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Pengurusan Kontrak Pembinaan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2012; Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Razali Abdul Hamid
Uncontrolled Keywords:engineering procurement and construction (EPC), engineering
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:33745
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:20 Nov 2013 06:10
Last Modified:27 Apr 2018 01:26

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