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Abbas, N M A and Reda, R M (1997) The engineering consultancy profession "analysis and development". In: Stephenson, P (Ed.), Proceedings 13th Annual ARCOM Conference, 15-17 September 1997, Cambridge, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, 598–606.
- Type: Conference Proceedings
- Keywords: A/E consultancy-factors affecting
- ISBN/ISSN: 0 86 339 759 X
- URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar1997-598-606_Abbas_and_Reda.pdf
The environment of the construction industry is characterized by exhibiting a complex structure due to the interference of many different parties and professions, each with its own unique attributes. During the course of conducting work, each party and profession interact internally and externally with other parties and professions. Such interactions could have negative and/or positive effects which ultimately translate into either the success or failure of a construction project. The aim of this paper is to expose and analyse those internal and external factors that affect the work of the A/E consultancy firms. Knowing such factors will enable A/E firms to improve their methods and abilities of conducting work and interact more smoothly and effectively with other parties, which will ultimately reflect positively on the success and profitability of construction projects. Several engineering consultancy firms were interviewed and the results were analysed. Recommendations were brought up and further work was mentioned.