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Ali, M M A (2011) A framework for enhancing the success of construction projects undertaken in Libya, Unpublished PhD Thesis, Department of the Built Environment, Sheffield Hallam University.
- Type: Thesis
- Keywords: construction project; evaluation; interview; Libya; procurement; project team; questionnaire survey; workforce
- URL: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/19242/
The construction industry is a key player in the development of the Libyan economy. It contributes for about 5.2% of the Libyan Gross domestic Product (GDP) and employs around 3.2% of the total workforce, which include Libyan and other nationalities. Construction projects successes are the public face of the construction industry. However, with the increasing number of project delays and/or failure facing the development of the construction sector, it is important to determine the factors affecting construction projects success and develop appropriate solutions to such problems. View studies have been carried out which concentrated on specific factors including projects' success, but these were very limited in the range of the study, and organisations are still struggling with how to complete projects successfully. Preliminary literature review and pilot study identified that the major cause of construction projects failure are management methodologies, selection of project team members, external factors and the procurement methods. Findings from the literature review, questionnaire survey and interviews were used to develop a framework to improve the success of construction projects, which was validated by experienced and professionals in the Libyan construction industry. The findings which are drawn from this research include establishment and evaluation of the factors that affects projects success including external factors (economic and political), contractual system and the selection of the project team members. The framework is considered to be a major contribution to knowledge and is recommended for use to ensure successful construction project implementation in both the public and private sectors. The framework provides very important criteria for the selection of the project team in order to ensure that appropriate persons are selected. The findings also provide solutions and methodologies for organisations to use to ensure that project will be successfully completed. The framework will contribute to construction projects' success and hence enhance and promote the development the construction sector in Libya.