Effects of contractor-client relations on the success of construction projects

Downs, Rory (2016) Effects of contractor-client relations on the success of construction projects. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The importance of achieving a successful construction project is vital to the overall survival of all construction companies. Each company involved will be looking to achieve a healthy profit, create a good reputation and providing that the relationships on the project are well maintained, work with the same companies on future projects.
    The issue that begins to occur on construction projects is when these relationships begin to become fragmented, occurring far more often than most construction professionals would rather. The result from poor relationships may include: loss of profit, delays, disputes and future projects being in jeopardy due to constant disagreements that result in both companies not working together in the future.
    The key to understanding why these relationships begin to deteriorate requires looking at specific issues that have initially been discussed in previous research and also using primary data collection to understand if construction professionals believe they have a poor relationship with the Contractor/Client they are under contract with and if they deem this to be a contributing factor to the overall success of the project.
    The research conducted can be put forward and potentially used in the construction industry to help professionals understand the key issues that ultimately can cause a project failure. Further recommendations included within this research project can be adopted to ensure mistakes that have been made on unsuccessful previous projects can be avoided to help companies maximise their profit, reduce delay and improve their communication. The resulting consequence in doing so will aim to ensure Contractors and Clients work together to achieve similar successful projects and repeat business together.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 12:40
    Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 12:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21752

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