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posted on 31.01.2017, 11:47 by Mohammad Razali bin Abdul Kadir, Andrew Price, Ninatubu Mbora Lema, Lenin Jawahar-Nesan
The genesis of understanding the productivity behaviour of the construction process is underpinned by analysis and synthesis of tasks and processes within each of the main construction phases: conceptual; detailed engineering; and construction. Analysing and synthesizing tasks in any process is an accepted notion since the days of the Greeks and the Romans. It is also a common feature of many modern productivity studies, Total Quality Management, and Benchmarking. It is generally accepted throughout the construction industry that the conceptual phase has the greatest influence on most construction projects, and yet time spent during this period arriving at the correct decisions incur the least expense. Though the potential is great in terms of productivity improvements, the conceptual phase for construction projects has to date been somewhat overlooked. This paper presents a pilot study aimed at analysing the tasks and processes associated with the conceptual phase of construction projects. The projects included civil engineering, building construction, process engineering and power supply. Each of the analysed projects has a minimum value of £50 million. Exposition of the results and analyses are also given. The implications of the conceptual phase tasks are deliberated upon, in terms of productivity of site resources, time, plant, finance and labour.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

First International Conference on Construction Project Management: Innovation and Dynamism for Future Prosperity First International Conference on Construction Project Management: Innovation and Dynamism for Future Prosperity

Pages

445 - 459

Citation

KADIR, M. ... et al., 1995. Tasks and processes of the conceptual phase for construction projects. IN: Proceedings of 1995 1st International Conference on Construction Project Management: innovation and dynamism for future prosperity, Singapore, January 1995, pp.445-459.

Publisher

Nanyang Technological University

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VoR (Version of Record)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

1995

ISBN

9789810060008;9810060009

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Language

en

Location

Singapore