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JournalISSN: 1847-5450

Organization, technology and management in construction: An international journal 

De Gruyter Open
About: Organization, technology and management in construction: An international journal is an academic journal published by De Gruyter Open. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Project management & Construction management. It has an ISSN identifier of 1847-5450. Over the lifetime, 233 publications have been published receiving 1707 citations. The journal is also known as: OTMC & Organization, technology and management in construction.


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TL;DR: The challenges of delivering (MCPs) in developing countries are identified, validate, and classify into four categories: engineering challenges, human development challenges, man-agerial and political challenges and sustainability challenges.
Abstract: On the one hand, these projects are charaterised with the need for high design knowledge and technical skills; competent human resources and managerial capabilities as well as excessive cost investment. Conversely, developing countries experience shortage of many of these requirements, which obstruct the development of (MCPs). This paper aims to identify, validate, and classify the challenges of delivering (MCPs) in developing countries. Towards achieving this aim, two approaches were employed, namely literature review and case studies, to accomplish four objectives. • Reviewing the nature and characteristics of developing coun-tries and (MCPs); identifying the challenges of delivering (MCPs) in developing countries and establishing the need for (MCPs) in developing countries. • Validating the challenges identified from Litearture review through collecting and analysing 36 case studies of (MCPs) in developeding countries. Case studies confirmed many of the identified challenges and added new insights that were not cov-ered in current literature.• Classifying the identified clalenges into four categories: engineering challenges, human development challenges, man-agerial and political challenges and sustainability challenges.• Outlining research conclusions and recommendations useful for delivering successful (MCPs) in developing countries.

89 citations

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TL;DR: A comprehensive review of a summary of using potential opportunities of AR and VR to solve a variety of construction management issues effectively and efficiently found that AR is successfully used in construction project scheduling, progress tracking, worker training, safety management, time and cost management, and quality and defects management.
Abstract: Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), a kingdom-of-the-art technology for superimpos­ing information onto the real world, have recently started to have an effect on our everyday lives. In addition, AR and VR have shown a great contribution to advanced construction management in recent years. However, a comprehensive critical review of AR and VR technolo­gies in construction management is absent in the liter­ature. This study provides a comprehensive review of a summary of using potential opportunities of AR and VR to solve a variety of construction management issues effectively and efficiently. This study found that AR is successfully used in construction project scheduling, progress tracking, worker training, safety management, time and cost management, and quality and defects management. VR is effectively used as a visualization tool, worker training technology, safety management tool, and quality and defects management tool. In addi­tion, AR and VR are used for developing a network that allows the possibility of having conferences with those who are geographically far off from each other or the construction site. This study could help to explore the potential fields of using AR and VR technologies in the construction industry effectively as advance time- and cost-saving profitable tools.

85 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors identify the most wasteful building material during construction operation and assess the level of material wastage with various subcontracting options, the percentage contribution of building materials wastage to project cost overrun, and identify factors contributing to material waste on building sites.
Abstract: DOI 10.5592/otmcj.2013.1.11 Research paper It is believed that building material wastage on construction sites account for cost overruns and any improvement in building materials management on construction sites has the potential to enhance the construction industry’s performance with cost-saving benefits. The purpose of this study is to identify the most wasteful building material during construction operation. It also sets out to assess the level of material wastage with various subcontracting options, the percentage contribution of material wastage to project cost overrun, identify factors contributing to material waste on building sites and to examine the relationship between subcontracting options, project cost overrun and the level of waste generated from building material. A survey research design was employed. Responses from 56 site based professionals representing 70% of the respondents were analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Results indicate that the most wasteful building material during construction operation is mortar from plastering/rendering; labour-only subcontracting options have high contribution to material wastage. Furthermore, the study revealed that the average percentage contribution of building material wastage to project cost overrun is between 21-30%; Poor supervision, re-work, and poor material handling were identified as dominant factors that have high contribution to material wastage on sites. Finally, the result also shows that there is a relationship between subcontracting options, cost overrun and waste generated from building material during construction. Measures to reduce material wastage on construction sites were proposed.Improvement in building materials management on construction sites has the potential to enhance the construction industry’s performance with cost-saving benefits. Ameh Oko John

56 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors describe a technique for compressive strength in the context of saw dust ash, Pozzolan, Workability, Compressive strength, and Compressive Strength.
Abstract: 474 Saw dust ash, Pozzolan, Workability, Compressive strength

48 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors discuss the risks of the Tram project and the risks associated with the Megaproject, and the system dynamics of Tram system, including:
Abstract: Megaproject, Risks, System dynamics, Tram project

42 citations

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No. of papers from the Journal in previous years
YearPapers
20231
202215
202117
202019
201915
201816