The effectiveness of construction management as a procurement method for new-build affordable housing developments

Woodgate, Charlie (2016) The effectiveness of construction management as a procurement method for new-build affordable housing developments. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Affordable housing construction within the UK is on the rise with more than 260,000 homes delivered in the five years between April 2010 and April 2015. In addition to this there is due to be a further 275,000 delivered in the five years spanning the current UK parliament. Due to these large scale development plans, alternative procurement methods such as construction management are on the rise as clients, contractors and consultants attempt to find a way of optimising the project procurement process for their affordable housing projects.
    This research project attempts to investigate whether or not construction management procurement (CMP), usually seen as a procurement methods for large scale infrastructure projects such as airports, can be transferred onto smaller scale residential affordable housing projects. The advantages and disadvantages of using CMP on such projects will be investigated, as well as the opinions of clients, contractors and consultants regarding the use of CMP on new-build affordable housing.
    Secondary data was obtained prior to and during the project in the form of extensive background reading and the carrying out of a wide-ranging literature review. This literature review forms the basis of this research project, giving a basis for the collection and analysis of the primary data collected. Primary data was collected for this project in the form of a targeted questionnaire and a series of more in-depth interviews with construction professionals such as clients, contractors and consultants.
    Through the collection and analysis of the primary research data it was clear to see that those who had experience in using CMP on new-build affordable housing viewed the use of CMP on these projects in a largely positive light with only minor negative aspects of its use. In addition, the vast majority of questionnaire respondents who said they were at least a little aware of CMP indicated that they would be likely to consider selecting CMP as a potential procurement route for a future new-build affordable housing project.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 10:25
    Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 10:25
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21743

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