About: Construction management is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 13194 publications have been published within this topic receiving 222527 citations. The topic is also known as: CM.
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TL;DR: Current trends, benefits, possible risks, and future challenges of BIM for the AEC industry are discussed and the findings of this study provide useful information for A EC industry practitioners considering implementing BIM technology in their projects.
Abstract: Building information modeling (BIM) is one of the most promising recent developments in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. With BIM technology, an accurate virtual model of a building is digitally constructed. This model, known as a building information model, can be used for planning, design, construction, and operation of the facility. It helps architects, engineers, and constructors visualize what is to be built in a simulated environment to identify any potential design, construction, or operational issues. BIM represents a new paradigm within AEC, one that encourages integration of the roles of all stakeholders on a project. In this paper, current trends, benefits, possible risks, and future challenges of BIM for the AEC industry are discussed. The findings of this study provide useful information for AEC industry practitioners considering implementing BIM technology in their projects.
01 Mar 2002
TL;DR: The use of a CPM schedule on the reconstruction of the Cross Westchester Expressway in New York is highlighted, and guidelines are given for using CPM on similar projects.
Abstract: Critical path method (CPM) scheduling is a computerized, comprehensive scheduling program that can be used to help contractors keep a project on track. CPM scheduling is the representation of a project plan by schematic diagram or network that shows the sequence and relations among all the activities required to complete a project. It also entails the logical analysis of the network in determining the best overall approach to a project's successful completion. CMP can help determine which completion date is possible, given the available resources and cost constraints. CPM can also improve the efficiency of operations through quicker and more responsive controls. Potential problems can be identified early, and tasks such as processing change orders, analyzing their impact on the schedule and monitoring the changes until completion are all made easier and more effective. The use of a CPM schedule on the reconstruction of the Cross Westchester Expressway in New York is highlighted, and guidelines are given for using CPM on similar projects.
15 Jan 1997
TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a guide for students involved in research in construction management, building and quantity surveying, covering topics selection, research planning, data collection and methodology, as well as structuring and writing the dissertation.
Abstract: User-friendly, easy to dip into guide for all Built Environment students Takes the reader from the stage of choosing a topic to writing a well-structured dissertation Best case practice illustrated with numerous examples, case studies and references Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students covers topic selection, research planning, data collection and methodology, as well as structuring and writing the dissertation - in fact, everything needed for a successful write-up A new section advising students on the use of the SPSS software 'Statistical Package for Social Sciences' will help readers make the best use of this tool New examples and references ensure that this new edition of the bestselling construction dissertation guide is right up to speed with current practice This is the ideal resource for students involved in research in Construction Management, Building and Quantity Surveying
TL;DR: In this article, the theoretical existence of the quasifirm in the construction industry is discussed and empirical evidence from a field study of homebuilders is presented in support of this argument.
Abstract: Construction projects are executed by general contractors who retain the services of special trade subcontractors. This form of organization is preferable to vertically integrating these trades because of the transaction cost implications of construction technology. The general contractor and special trade subcontractors can form a stable organizational unit when conditions permit. This organizational form, called here the ‘quasifirm’, is analogous to the ‘inside contracting system’ discussed by Williamson (1975) . This paper uses Williamson, 1975 , Williamson, 1979 transaction cost approach to argue the theoretical existence of the quasifirm in the construction industry. Empirical evidence from a field study of homebuilders is presented in support of this argument.
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present the findings of a survey aimed at identifying the most important causes of delays in construction projects with traditional type contracts from the viewpoint of construction contractors and consultants.
Abstract: Many projects experience extensive delays and thereby exceed initial time and cost estimates. In addition to imparting the economic feasibility of capital projects, extensive delays provide a fertile ground for costly disputes and claims. This paper presents the findings of a survey aimed at identifying the most important causes of delays in construction projects with traditional type contracts from the viewpoint of construction contractors and consultants. Results of the survey indicate that contractors and consultants agreed that owner interference, inadequate contractor experience, financing and payments, labor productivity, slow decision making, improper planning, and subcontractors are among the top ten most important factors. It is hoped that these findings will guide efforts to improve the performance of the construction industry, and will be useful to international engineering and construction firms seeking a share in the Jordanian and the regional markets.
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