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Akbari, S, Khanzadi, M and Gholamian, M R (2018) Building a rough sets-based prediction model for classifying large-scale construction projects based on sustainable success index. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 25(04), 534–58.

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Carter, K and Fortune, C (2007) Sustainable development policy perceptions and practice in the UK social housing sector. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 399–408.

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Friedman, A and Cammalleri, V (1997) Selection criteria for energy-efficient windows. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 234–8.

Gooding, D and Thomas, T (1997) Soilcrete blocks. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 202–9.

Hagan, E B (1997) The use of stabilized soil to enhance rural housing. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 210–7.

Harris, D J and Dudek, S J M (1997) Heat losses from suspended timber floors. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 226–33.

Ismail, Z B (2018) Improving contractor social networking on IBS infrastructure maintenance projects: a review. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 25(04), 479–96.

Jha, K N and Misra, S (2007) Ranking and classification of construction coordination activities in Indian projects. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 409–21.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Coordination; project performance; project management; questionnaire
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0144%2d6193&issue=4&spage=409&volume=25
  • Abstract:
    The efforts of contractors, consultants and owners need to be appropriately coordinated in large civil engineering projects, whose success can be defined in terms of compliance to schedule, economy in cost, adherence to quality, and non-occurrence of disputes. Based on the hypothesis that coordination activities affect the different dimensions of project success differently, and that different stakeholders prioritize the activities differently, a questionnaire survey covering senior Indian construction professionals was carried out. For this a list of 59 coordination activities influencing successful completion of a construction project was drawn up. These coordination activities were ranked for the four success dimensions using statistical tools on the responses received. 'Regular monitoring of critical path activities'; 'monitoring the budget on all activities and taking corrective action'; 'application of sound technical practices'; 'implementation of all contractual commitments' are the most important coordination activities corresponding to schedule, cost, quality and no-dispute performance criteria, respectively. Results show that project coordination issues can be addressed by attending to essentially the four broad groups of coordination activities - resource handling, planning, team building and contract implementation. Findings presented in the paper could interest construction professionals and help them identify and concentrate on important coordination activities.

Kelly, J (2007) Making client values explicit in value management workshops. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 435–42.

Kindangen, J I (1997) Window and roof configurations for comfort ventilation. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 218–25.

Lam, K-C, Ning, X and Ng, T (2007) The application of the ant colony optimization algorithm to the construction site layout planning problem. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 359–74.

Li, C Q (1997) Deterioration of concrete building structures. Building Research & Information, 25(04), 196–201.

Li, J, Yu, M and Wang, H (2018) A taxonomy of performance shaping factors for shield tunnel construction. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 25(04), 574–96.

Lingard, H C, Yip, B, Rowlinson, S and Kvan, T (2007) The experience of burnout among future construction professionals: a cross-national study. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 345–57.

Mahjoubpour, B, Nasirzadeh, F, Mohammad Hosein Zadeh Golabchi, M, Ramezani Khajehghiasi, M and Mir, M (2018) Modeling of workers’ learning behavior in construction projects using agent-based approach. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 25(04), 559–73.

Olsen, J, Lee, Z-H and Pong, W (2007) Optimal selection of concrete anchors for connection cost reduction. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 423–34.

Oo, B-L, Drew, D S and Lo, H P (2007) Applying a random coefficients logistic model to contractors' decision to bid. Construction Management and Economics, 25(04), 387–98.

Shahsavand, P, Marefat, A and Parchamijalal, M (2018) Causes of delays in construction industry and comparative delay analysis techniques with SCL protocol. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 25(04), 497–533.