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Factors causing the poor performance of construction project

Tatiana Rina Puspasari, Tatiana Rina Puspasari (2005) Factors causing the poor performance of construction project. Masters thesis, Universiti Technologi Malaysia, Faculty of Civil Engineering.

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Abstract

The identification of factors causes the poor performance in construction projects are crucial in order to improve the construction project performance. Many construction projects experienced poor performance namely extensive delays and thereby exceed initial time and cost estimates. Factors addressing project characteristics, project team players role, project resources, project procurement and external environment that caused overall project delayed are identified as preventions to the project team players from making the same mistake made by the previous delayed project. The objective of this study includes identifying the factors that caused the poor performance of the construction project; to identify the severity of these factors and lastly to identify improvement factors in order to minimise the poor performance of the construction project. Comprehensive literature review have been done to gather the information on the factors that causes the poor performance of construction project from the previous researchers, followed with structure questionnaire distribution as a main tool to gain data to identify the severity of these factors. Results shows that there were forty four (44) causes factors identified where these factors were divided into eight (8) main categories that is project characteristics, client / developer related factors, contractor related factors, labour and material related factors, consultant related factors, contractual related factors, project procurement related factors and external environment related factors. From the analysis the top three factors that have the highest rank were project team leaders relationship with others, followed by communication system among project participants and the third was motivating skills of project team leader. The study also give recommendations that can be used by the project participants in order to reduce the poor performance of the construction projects in the local construction industry.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Master of Science (Construction Management) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2006; Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Aziruddin Ressang
Uncontrolled Keywords:Poor performance; construction projects; project team leaders relationship; communication system; motivating skills
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:3723
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:25 Jun 2007 01:59
Last Modified:06 Aug 2012 01:52

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