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Management, quality and economy in home building construction

30 Apr 2020-Vol. 1, Iss: 2, pp 12-17
TL;DR: In this article, the authors discuss the management, economics, and quality of home building construction, and explain how residential building companies can create external partnerships, obtain direct and indirect support, and deliver optimal project results.
Abstract: The framework of a construction industry could be identified by the nature of the work, by material type, contract volume, difficulty, and position of end products. In the planning phase of the construction projects, two fundamental constraints should be taken into account, and they include; quality and cost. To ensure a successful outcome, it is crucial to evaluate both limitations in the project's schedule and implementation. The management, economics, and quality of home construction are rapidly becoming a subject of international study, practical analysis, and execution. The construction of a project involves a broad range of complex operations. While supervising a construction operation, clients' demands and budget should inform of the adequate standard fit for quality. This is because if a project is not adequately managed, construction firms will encounter a substantial economic impact. Consequently, project management is a critical means for developing construction processes and successful completion of the project. This study gave prominence to a conversation about management, economics, and quality of home building construction. This is considering that customers are generally concerned with quality and costs when engaging professionals for procurement. The quality of the project outcome depends on prescription construction details, and the cost is the quality-related financial outcome. This study explains how residential building companies can create external partnerships, obtain direct and indirect support, and deliver optimal project results. It also explains how it is necessary to monitor and manage the quality and efficiency of the project via an enhanced economy control in the home constructions.

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TL;DR: In this article, a survey questionnaire was used to collect data from practitioners and factor analysis was employed to categorize these success factors perceived by 109 respondents from 42 construction-related organizations.
Abstract: Large construction projects are inherently complex and dynamic. A comprehensive answer on how to manage such projects successfully is difficult to provide. This paper expounds on the success factors for large construction projects in Vietnam. A survey questionnaire was used to collect data from practitioners. Factor analysis was employed to categorize these success factors perceived by 109 respondents from 42 construction‐related organizations. Factor analysis uncovered that these success factors can be grouped under four categories, here titled the four COMs: comfort, competence, commitment, and communication. The result can be used as a guideline to successfully handle construction projects in Vietnam as well as in other countries, especially in the emerging economies in Asia and the rest of the world.

399 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a survey was conducted on 250 construction project organizations in the UK, which was followed by face-to-face interviews with experienced practitioners from 15 of these organizations.
Abstract: Despite the availability of various control techniques and project control software many construction projects still do not achieve their cost and time objectives. Research in this area so far has mainly been devoted to identifying causes of cost and time overruns. There is limited research geared towards studying factors inhibiting the ability of practitioners to effectively control their projects. To fill this gap, a survey was conducted on 250 construction project organizations in the UK, which was followed by face-to-face interviews with experienced practitioners from 15 of these organizations. The common factors that inhibit both time and cost control during construction projects were first identified. Subsequently 90 mitigating measures have been developed for the top five leading inhibiting factors—design changes, risks/uncertainties, inaccurate evaluation of project time/duration, complexities and non-performance of subcontractors were recommended. These mitigating measures were classified as: preventive, predictive, corrective and organizational measures. They can be used as a checklist of good practice and help project managers to improve the effectiveness of control of their projects.

384 citations


"Management, quality and economy in ..." refers background in this paper

  • ...It comprises of continually calculating progress, analyzing plans, and carrying appropriate action when necessary (Olawale and Sun, 2010)....

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TL;DR: A preliminary survey identified 55 attributes responsible to impact quality performance of Indian construction projects as discussed by the authors, which resulted into two distinct sets of success and failure attributes and separately grouped them into fewer critical factors.
Abstract: The reasons for the underperformance of the quality of Indian construction projects were studied to suggest possible remedial measures A preliminary survey identified 55 attributes responsible to impact quality performance of the projects Statistical analysis of questionnaire responses on the attributes resulted into two distinct sets of success and failure attributes Further analyses of individual sets of success attributes and failure attributes separately grouped them into fewer critical success and failure factors The critical success factors obtained were: project manager's competence; top management's support; monitoring and feedback by project participants; interaction among project participants; and owners' competence The factors that adversely affected the quality performances of projects were: conflict among project participants; hostile socio-economic environment; harsh climatic condition; PM's ignorance & lack of knowledge; faulty project conceptualization; and aggressive competi

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"Management, quality and economy in ..." refers background in this paper

  • ...…for building, ● Consider a proper period of the project, ● Compliance construction details and standards, ● Participation of employees, ● Resource accessibility (Jha and Iyer, 2006), ● Engagement of all project stakeholders, ● Attempts to comprehending the liability of different projects....

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  • ...(2018), the identified factors that affect the quality include: ● Consulting with a high level of professional skills and knowledge, ● Use of products and equipment with good quality, ● Using appropriate and traditional facilities for building, ● Consider a proper period of the project, ● Compliance construction details and standards, ● Participation of employees, ● Resource accessibility (Jha and Iyer, 2006), ● Engagement of all project stakeholders, ● Attempts to comprehending the liability of different projects....

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01 Feb 2010
TL;DR: In this article, the authors identified factors that contribute to cost overrun and potential measures to overcome the problem with the focus given to construction projects within Klang Valley, Malaysia, and conducted a questionnaire survey conducted to collect data from the respondents that consisted of project manager, quantity surveyor, M & E engineer, C & S engineer, and other related respondents.
Abstract: Since seventies, the economic of Malaysia has undergone rapid growth. Construction industry constitutes an important element of Malaysian economy. It shows how important to control and manage the projects in good quality and efficiently. There are four fundamental constraints needed to be considered when managing the construction projects, which are scope, cost, time, and quality. In order to manage the projects successfully, it is necessary to consider whether the project is within those four constraints. However, it found that there were many problems on cost performance in many countries. One of the major problems was cost overrun in construction projects. In Malaysia, the problem of cost overrun considered significance in construction industry. There were many factors that contribute to cost overrun in Malaysian construction projects. The factors might become risks and lead to negative effect to the projects. Hence, this research is to identify factors that contribute to cost overrun and potential measures to overcome the problem with the focus given to construction projects within Klang Valley. The method used in this research is quantitative based. A questionnaire survey conducted to collect data from the respondents that consisted of project manager, quantity surveyor, M & E Engineer, C & S Engineer, and other related respondents. Questionnaires were distributed to 30 respondents from construction firms in Klang Valley. Data collected form a database for analysis using Statistic Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 17.0. Descriptive statistics and ranking analysis were used in data analysis. The result shown that the most serious factor contributes to cost overrun was inaccurate or poor estimation of original cost and the factor do not affect most was mistake in design. The most important method to control construction cost is proper project costing and financing. On the other hand, the least important approach was establishing a system in design. In conclusion, the problem of cost overrun is not a small issue but could cause serious problems to the construction industry in Malaysia.

96 citations


"Management, quality and economy in ..." refers background in this paper

  • ...Cost is among the critical factors throughout the growth cycle of the project and could be considered one of the essential conditions for a project and the crucial figure of project performance (Ali and Kamaruzzaman, 2010)....

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01 Jan 1990
TL;DR: The separate techniques of project management are well known, particularly the "hard" techniques of information based time, cost and quality control as discussed by the authors, while the "soft" techniques, centring on management of people and their decisions are less well known.
Abstract: The separate techniques of project management are well known, particularly the “hard” techniques of information based time, cost and quality control. The “soft” techniques, centring on management of people and their decisions are less well known. In this paper, Martin Barnes offers a fundamental approach to project management which draws all the techniques together.

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"Management, quality and economy in ..." refers methods in this paper

  • ...Project management achieved by applying and integrating the initiation, making plans execution, supervising, and control methods of project management (Heagney and Joseph, 2012)....

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