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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29538
Title:
Factors Influencing Contractor Performance: An International Investigation
Authors:
Xiao, Hong; Proverbs, David G.
Abstract:
International comparisons of contractor performance can provide robust benchmarks for contractors in different countries and help to identify ways towards performance improvement. Based on a hypothetical construction project, overall contractor performance (OCP) in Japan, the UK and the USA is compared. Overall contractor performance is defined to embrace construction cost, construction time, construction quality and sustainable development, the philosophy being that the achievement of one aspect of performance should not be at the expense of another. Multiple regression analysis reveals that overall contractor performance is dependent on: their past performance on previous similar projects; their commitment towards lifetime employment; their perceived importance of time performance; their relationship with subcontractors; and the number of design variations during construction. To improve their overall performance, contractors are advised to focus on construction time, reduce delays, maintain a stable workforce and establish partnerships with their subcontractors. Clients should attempt to reduce design variations during construction. (Emerald Group Publishing Limited)
Citation:
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 19(5): 322-332
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Group Ltd.
Journal:
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29538
DOI:
10.1108/09699980310502937
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&contentId=845805; http://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=138779115&ETOC=RN&from=searchengine
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
09699988; 1365232X
Appears in Collections:
Construction and Infrastructure

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorXiao, Hong-
dc.contributor.authorProverbs, David G.-
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-04T14:22:26Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-04T14:22:26Z-
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.identifier.citationEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 19(5): 322-332en
dc.identifier.issn09699988-
dc.identifier.issn1365232X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/09699980310502937-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/29538-
dc.description.abstractInternational comparisons of contractor performance can provide robust benchmarks for contractors in different countries and help to identify ways towards performance improvement. Based on a hypothetical construction project, overall contractor performance (OCP) in Japan, the UK and the USA is compared. Overall contractor performance is defined to embrace construction cost, construction time, construction quality and sustainable development, the philosophy being that the achievement of one aspect of performance should not be at the expense of another. Multiple regression analysis reveals that overall contractor performance is dependent on: their past performance on previous similar projects; their commitment towards lifetime employment; their perceived importance of time performance; their relationship with subcontractors; and the number of design variations during construction. To improve their overall performance, contractors are advised to focus on construction time, reduce delays, maintain a stable workforce and establish partnerships with their subcontractors. Clients should attempt to reduce design variations during construction. (Emerald Group Publishing Limited)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmerald Publishing Group Ltd.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&contentId=845805en
dc.relation.urlhttp://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=138779115&ETOC=RN&from=searchengineen
dc.subjectConstruction industryen
dc.subjectConstruction contractsen
dc.subjectConstruction project organisationen
dc.subjectConstruction planningen
dc.subjectConstruction managementen
dc.subjectSubcontractingen
dc.subjectContract workersen
dc.subjectPerformance measuresen
dc.subjectMultiple regression analysisen
dc.subjectPerformance monitoringen
dc.titleFactors Influencing Contractor Performance: An International Investigationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEngineering, Construction and Architectural Managementen
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