Abstracts – Browse Results

Search or browse again.

Click on the titles below to expand the information about each abstract.
Viewing 14 results ...

Arbulu, R J, Tommelein, I D, Walsh, K D and Hershauer, J C (2003) Value stream analysis of a re-engineered construction supply chain. Building Research & Information, 31(02), 161–71.

Ballard, G (2003) Lean project management. Building Research & Information, 31(02), 119–33.

Barlow, J, Childerhouse, P, Gann, D, Hong-Minh, S, Naim, M and Ozaki, R (2003) Choice and delivery in housebuilding: lessons from Japan for UK housebuilders. Building Research & Information, 31(02), 134–45.

Bygballe, L E, Håkansson, H and Jahre, M (2013) A critical discussion of models for conceptualizing the economic logic of construction. Construction Management and Economics, 31(02), 104-18.

Chang, C-Y (2013) A critical review of the application of TCE in the interpretation of risk allocation in PPP contracts. Construction Management and Economics, 31(02), 99-103.

Courtney, R and Winch, G M (2003) Re-engineering construction: the role of research and implementation. Building Research & Information, 31(02), 172–8.

Gerth, R, Boqvist, A, Bjelkemyr, M and Lindberg, B (2013) Design for construction: utilizing production experiences in development. Construction Management and Economics, 31(02), 135-50.

Gibb, A G F and Isack, F (2003) Re-engineering through pre-assembly: client expectations and drivers. Building Research & Information, 31(02), 146–60.

Gottlieb, S C and Haugbølle, K (2013) Contradictions and collaboration: partnering in-between systems of production, values and interests. Construction Management and Economics, 31(02), 119-34.

Green, S D and May, S (2003) Re-engineering construction: going against the grain. Building Research & Information, 31(02), 97–106.

Menches, C L and Chen, J (2013) Using ecological momentary assessment to understand a construction worker's daily disruptions and decisions. Construction Management and Economics, 31(02), 180-94.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: construction worker; decision making; research methods; workflow
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2012.717707
  • Abstract:
    Capturing the momentary decisions and actions made by construction workers in response to workflow disruptions is challenging because, until now, there has not been a minimally disruptive data collection method that allows workers to identify their decision process "in the moment". However, an Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) method - designed to capture momentary work experiences in natural settings - can provide researchers with detailed information about the daily challenges experienced by workers during the course of performing their tasks. An explanation of the method is provided, along with examples of the types of research questions that can be addressed and appropriate analysis techniques. The EMA method is being used on a federally funded research programme in the United States that is investigating how construction workers adapt to workflow disruptions by improvising their decisions and actions. Consequently, this article demonstrates the use of the method by presenting an idiographic study of William, an electrical construction worker. The evaluation of William’s disruptions, decisions and actions elucidated an important relationship: every one of William’s disruptions required an improvisational action in order for him to continue working. The EMA method opens the door to the development of new theories about rapid decisions and subsequent actions on construction sites.

Murphy, R (2013) Strategic planning in construction professional service firms: a study of Irish QS practices. Construction Management and Economics, 31(02), 151-66.

Phua, F T T (2013) Construction management research at the individual level of analysis: current status, gaps and future directions. Construction Management and Economics, 31(02), 167-79.

Winch, G M (2003) Integrated life-cycle analysis. Building Research & Information, 31(02), 107–18.