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dc.contributor.authorOmotayo, Temitope
dc.contributor.authorOlanipekun, A
dc.contributor.authorObi, Lovelin
dc.contributor.authorBoateng, P
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-24T10:57:33Z
dc.date.available2020-06-24T10:57:33Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-06
dc.identifier.citationOmotayo, T., Olanipekun, A., Obi, L. and Boateng, P. (2020) A systems thinking approach for incremental reduction of non-physical waste. Built Environment Project and Asset Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2019-0100en
dc.identifier.issn2044-124Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/BEPAM-10-2019-0100
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/623287
dc.descriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Emerald in Built Environment Project and Asset Management on 06/07/2020. The published version can be accessed here: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2019-0100 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.en
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Continual cost reduction of overhead costs of building projects can realign the concept of post-contract cost control towards value driven construction projects and stakeholders satisfaction. This study synthesized and analysed the viable continuous improvement measures critical for waste reduction during the execution phase of a building project. Design/Methodology/approach: A review of existing literature facilitated a list of continuous improvement measures. This literature review findings enabled a Likert scale questionnaire which was administered to two-hundred and fifty (250) small and medium scale construction companies (SMSCC) in Nigeria. Multiple linear regression statistical tests deduced the significant cost reduction measure from which a causal loop diagram was designed to indicate continuous improvement measures during the execution phase of a building project. Findings: Cogent construction activities associated with overhead costs were deduced from the statistical tests as being payment of suppliers and subcontractors; and purchase orders. An all-inclusive casual loop model for cost reduction through waste minimisation in construction projects as a viable oriented mechanism for meeting clients’ requirements was developed. Practical implications: The causal loop continuous improvement model recognised external and internal factors which are crucial for SMSCC to focus on for their organisational growth and performance enhancement. Originality or value: A focus on non-physical waste in construction organisations potentially addresses behavioural challenges for continuous improvement.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2019-0100en
dc.subjectcontinuous improvementen
dc.subjectcost controlen
dc.subjectcost reductionen
dc.subjectpost-contracten
dc.subjectsystems thinkingen
dc.titleA systems thinking approach for incremental reduction of non-physical wasteen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.journalBuilt Environment Project and Asset Managementen
dc.date.updated2020-06-22T10:46:32Z
dc.date.accepted2020-05-14
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW24062020LOen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-07-06en
refterms.dateFCD2020-06-24T10:43:53Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2020-07-06T00:00:00Z


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