Journal of Civil Engineering and Management
Taylor & Francis
About: Journal of Civil Engineering and Management is an academic journal published by Taylor & Francis. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Construction management & Building information modeling. It has an ISSN identifier of 1392-3730. It is also open access. Over the lifetime, 1467 publications have been published receiving 26834 citations. The journal is also known as: JCEM.
Topics: Construction management, Building information modeling, Compressive strength, Finite element method, Project management
Papers published on a yearly basis
TL;DR: Ranking of objects and determination of their optimality are determined by applying TOPSIS grey and COPRAS‐G methods with attributes values determined at intervals, and key findings of the analysis are presented.
Abstract: The paper presents risk assessment of construction projects The assessment is based on the multi‐attribute decision‐making methods The risk evaluation attributes are selected taking into consideration the interests and goals of the stakeholders as well as factors that have influence on the construction process efficiency and real estate value Ranking of objects and determination of their optimality are determined by applying TOPSIS grey and COPRAS‐G methods with attributes values determined at intervals A background and a description of the proposed model are provided and key findings of the analysis are presented
TL;DR: In this article, a comprehensive literature review was deployed to generate a set of factors believed to affect project performance, and a total of 120 questionnaires were distributed to three key groups of project participants, namely owners, consultants and contractors.
Abstract: Construction projects located in the Gaza Strip, Palestine suffer from many problems and complex issues. Consequently, the objective of this paper is to identify the factors affecting the performance of local construction projects; and to elicit perceptions of their relative importance. A comprehensive literature review was deployed to generate a set of factors believed to affect project performance. A total of 120 questionnaires were distributed to 3 key groups of project participants; namely owners, consultants and contractors. The survey findings indicate that all 3 groups agree that the most important factors affecting project performance are: delays because of borders/roads closure leading to materials shortage; unavailability of resources; low level of project leadership skills; escalation of material prices; unavailability of highly experienced and qualified personnel; and poor quality of available equipment and raw materials. Based on these findings, the paper recommends that: 1) project ...
TL;DR: In this paper, the state of the art in terms of local climate change and urban heat island mitigation techniques are presented in detail, in particular developments in the field on highly reflective materials, cool and green roofs, cool pavements, urban green and of other mitigation technologies.
Abstract: Increase of the ambient air temperature in cities caused by the urban heat island phenomenon has a seri- ous impact on the economic and social system of cities. to counterbalance the consequences of the increased urban temperatures important research has been carried out resulting in the development of efficient mitigation technologies. the present paper aims to present the state of the art in terms of local climate change and urban heat island mitigation techniques. In particular, developments in the field on highly reflective materials, cool and green roofs, cool pavements, urban green and of other mitigation technologies are presented in detail, while examples of implemented projects are given.
TL;DR: In this paper, the application of grey relations methodology for defining the utility of an alternative is proposed as a method of multiple criteria COmplex PROPORTional Assessment of alternatives with Grey theory.
Abstract: The higher life quality standards, the changes of habits and new well‐being requirements have led to an increase in the demand for housing. Decision‐making problems in construction management often involve a complex decision‐making process in which multiple requirements and conditions have to be taken into consideration simultaneously. However, not every attribute used in multidimensional scaling is equally and precisely weighted in the real world. Thus quantitative and qualitative assessments are often required to deal with uncertainty, subjective and imprecise data. The accuracy of performance measures in common multi‐attribute methods is usually assumed to be accurate. Grey theory is a new technique for performing prediction, relational analysis and decision‐making in many areas. This paper considers the application of grey relations methodology for defining the utility of an alternative and is proposed as a method of multiple criteria COmplex PRoportional Assessment of alternatives with Grey ...
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors identify factors affecting labour productivity within building projects, and rank these factors according to their relative importance from a contractor's viewpoint, based on a survey of 45 factors considered in a survey.
Abstract: Productivity remains an intriguing subject and a dominant issue in the construction sector, promising cost savings and efficient usage of resources. Productivity is one of the most important issues in both developed and developing countries. The developed countries are aware of the importance of economic growth and social welfare. The developing countries which face unemployment problems, inflation and resource scarcity seek to utilise resources and in such a way to achieve economic growth and improve citizens’ lives. Productivity is an issue of particular importance to projects located within the Gaza Strip, as it is considered a newly‐developed area, and a huge number of projects have been planned for the near future. The aim of this research is to identify factors affecting labour productivity within building projects, and to rank these factors according to their relative importance from a contractor's viewpoint. The analysis of 45 factors considered in a survey indicates that the main factors...