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Article: Compressing construction durations: Lessons learned from Hong Kong building projects

TitleCompressing construction durations: Lessons learned from Hong Kong building projects
Authors
KeywordsConstruction durations
Faster construction
Hong Kong
Prediction models
Project delays
Issue Date2002
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijproman
Citation
International Journal Of Project Management, 2002, v. 20 n. 1, p. 23-35 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper explores explanations for possible causative patterns and suggestions for strategies to compress the construction durations of various types of building projects, on the basis of the lessons learned from recent Hong Kong-based surveys and research findings. A review of the literature from different countries is first provided - on the factors affecting construction durations, reasons for project delays and existing statistical models for duration forecasts. This is followed by the presentation of a regression-based model - developed from Hong Kong public housing construction project data - for predicting the durations of the primary work packages in the building process and the overall completion period. Finally, the principal survey results of three parallel investigations which sought out the critical contributors to faster construction in Hong Kong within each of three different building sub-sectors - public housing, public non-residential buildings and private sector buildings - are presented and discussed. Both similarities and differences are noted among the many perceived important contributory factors and factor categories, across the various types of industry practitioners, i.e. clients, consultants and contractors. Based on the factors identified as significant from the above recent research findings, specific technological and managerial strategies for reducing construction periods (increasing construction speed) in particular building sub-sectors are formulated in order to improve the construction time performance of local building projects. The research methodology developed for the reported investigations can well be extended to similar studies in other sub-sectors in Hong Kong, as well as in other countries for international comparisons - so as to expand our existing body of knowledge of the critical success factors in compressing the building construction process. © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd and IPMA. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/71677
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.885
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.497
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dc.contributor.authorKumaraswamy, MMen_HK
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dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Project Management, 2002, v. 20 n. 1, p. 23-35en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThis paper explores explanations for possible causative patterns and suggestions for strategies to compress the construction durations of various types of building projects, on the basis of the lessons learned from recent Hong Kong-based surveys and research findings. A review of the literature from different countries is first provided - on the factors affecting construction durations, reasons for project delays and existing statistical models for duration forecasts. This is followed by the presentation of a regression-based model - developed from Hong Kong public housing construction project data - for predicting the durations of the primary work packages in the building process and the overall completion period. Finally, the principal survey results of three parallel investigations which sought out the critical contributors to faster construction in Hong Kong within each of three different building sub-sectors - public housing, public non-residential buildings and private sector buildings - are presented and discussed. Both similarities and differences are noted among the many perceived important contributory factors and factor categories, across the various types of industry practitioners, i.e. clients, consultants and contractors. Based on the factors identified as significant from the above recent research findings, specific technological and managerial strategies for reducing construction periods (increasing construction speed) in particular building sub-sectors are formulated in order to improve the construction time performance of local building projects. The research methodology developed for the reported investigations can well be extended to similar studies in other sub-sectors in Hong Kong, as well as in other countries for international comparisons - so as to expand our existing body of knowledge of the critical success factors in compressing the building construction process. © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd and IPMA. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Project Managementen_HK
dc.subjectConstruction durationsen_HK
dc.subjectFaster constructionen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectPrediction modelsen_HK
dc.subjectProject delaysen_HK
dc.titleCompressing construction durations: Lessons learned from Hong Kong building projectsen_HK
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