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The international journal of construction management
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Vikram S. Kulkarni1
Estimated H-index: 1
R. V. Devalkar1
Estimated H-index: 1
ABSTRACTErgonomics deals with the study of internal and external stresses acting on the human body. Use of ergonomic principles reduces fatigue experienced by the human body in various tasks. This study is related to various tasks on building construction. Most of the injuries, stresses and strains occur due to over-exertion and repetitive work actions. The aim of this study is to assess and understand the level of ergonomics in various tasks in the construction industry. Another aim of the stud...
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Alolote Amadi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Salford)
ABSTRACTAn extensive range of literature reporting research into technical practices by highway agencies in the developed world abound, several of which have spotlighted shortcomings in the practices of the highway agencies. However, a discernible gap in the literature is evident in the paucity of studies which have similarly spotlighted practices in the developing world. This is despite difficulties experienced by ex-colonial countries in tropical areas, in designing roads suitable for their te...
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Fani Antoniou3
Estimated H-index: 3
Georgios N. Aretoulis4
Estimated H-index: 4
(A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
ABSTRACTThe choice of method of contractor compensation is a complex decision that should be taken by awarding authorities (AAs) based on a systematic and scientific examination of alternative options instead of the decision-maker's knowledge, experience and intuition. Little research work has been carried out that applies multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) methods for the choice of contract type in the construction industry. This paper contributes to this area in research by presenting a com...
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Vivian Wing Yan Tam43
Estimated H-index: 43
(SZU: Shenzhen University),
Jane J. L. Hao1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)
An adaptive reuse is distinct from other projects as it redevelops existing buildings. It is often described as a process by which structurally-sound-old-buildings are developed as economically viable. Our society is very dynamic and goes through a lot of changes to keep up the built environment changing requirements. This results in a high amount of existing old and abandoned buildings which represent a substantial resource in Toronto's city. Adaptive reuse is a variety of repairing or alternat...
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Zemra Rachid1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Batna),
Boudouh Toufik1
Estimated H-index: 1
(CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique),
Baheddi Mohammed1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Batna)
ABSTRACTThe construction industry is a major sector in the economy of developing countries. During the last two decades in Algeria, many large-scale construction projects have been launched to develop the basic infrastructure facilities of the country. However, most of these projects experience extensive delays. The objective of this paper is to identify the causes of delay in the Algerian construction industry and assess their importance according to the main project stakeholders, which are the...
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Nur Kamaliah Mustaffa2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UNSW: University of New South Wales),
David G. Carmichael15
Estimated H-index: 15
(UNSW: University of New South Wales)
ABSTRACTThe reduction of emissions within construction is seen as an agreed direction worldwide. In this light, the paper examines unit emissions in concreting operations, and provides guidelines for their reduction. Unit emissions and unit costs are calculated through a queuing model for concreting operations where trucks cycle between a batching plant and site. A time-production constraint exists. Sensitivity-style analyses are used to evaluate the influence of truck capacity, unloading policy...
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Ali Mohammed Alashwal5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UM: University of Malaya),
Husam Saleh Alduais (Ibb University)
ABSTRACTThe performance of Malaysian international contractors has been deteriorated due to different factors including fluctuations of the global economy. Previous studies highlighted strategies for international contractors to sustain business such as diversification of product and region, localization, joint ventures and entry time. However, the influence of these strategies on contractors’ performance has not been studied extensively. The purpose of this paper is to identify strategies of th...
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George Agyekum Mensah (Coventry University)
ABSTRACTThe study examines the degree of accuracy and factors that influence the uncertainty of cost estimates. A critical review of literature conducted and was followed with two SMEs case studies executing four projects for different clients. The data collection methods used were documental review, observations and interviews. A total of 12 interviews were conducted and analysed using qualitative thematic analysis. The findings reveal an unquantifiable average cost drift or inflated risks of 1...
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Dimitrios Robert I Stamatiou (NTUA: National Technical University of Athens), Konstantinos Kirytopoulos13
Estimated H-index: 13
(UniSA: University of South Australia)
+ 2 AuthorsIlias P. Tatsiopoulos11
Estimated H-index: 11
(NTUA: National Technical University of Athens)
ABSTRACTClaims are an unavoidable burden for every construction project. They stem from risks that have unfortunately been realized in a project and how they will be pursued is up to company strategy, operational particularities and managers’ skills and experience. Claims, in general, have an adverse effect on a project's supply chain by compromising actors’ relationships, project implementation and project outcomes. It is imperative that all contractors follow a well-designed claims management ...
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Amos Darko12
Estimated H-index: 12
(PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University),
Albert P.C. Chan40
Estimated H-index: 40
(PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
+ 3 AuthorsDavid J. Edwards27
Estimated H-index: 27
(BCU: Birmingham City University)
ABSTRACTThe analytic hierarchy process (AHP) has gained increasing attention in construction management (CM) domain as a technique to analyse complex situations and make sound decisions. However, AHP per se or its potential applications on CM problems are ill-defined within extant literature. The present paper reviews 77 AHP-based papers published in eight selected peer-reviewed CM journals from 2004 to 2014 to better define and delineate AHP application areas and decision-making problems solved...
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