Can project complexity be managed through early contractor involvement?

Hernandez Mendigana, Diana Milena (2014) Can project complexity be managed through early contractor involvement? MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The Latham and Egan Repots (1994 and 1998), emphasised the fragmented relationships and inefficiency of the construction market. As a result, integration of processes and teamwork, via collaborative working and early contactor involvement were proposed. Moreover, due to the high standards of competition, limited resources and technological innovations, the AEC industry delivers increasingly complex projects. Therefore, in order to recognise the role of the early contractor involvement in the design of complex project and to identify the complexity elements affected by the early contractor involvement, this research aimed to identify and evaluate the influential factors regarding the connection between the early contractor involvement and project complexity; and thus add this understanding to the body of knowledge and recommend best communication practice to improve competitive advantage.
    The first part of the research gathered information from relevant journal articles which enabled the research to establish a project complexity framework related to the early contractor involvement. Moreover, it recognised the challenges and benefits brought from the association of project complexity and early contractor involvement. Secondly, data from the industry was gathered from an online questionnaire and face to face interviews.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2015 15:05
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:47
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/16411

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