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Wood, H L (2010) Modelling project complexity at the pre-construction stage , Unpublished PhD Thesis, School of Environment and Technology, University of Brighton.

  • Type: Thesis
  • Keywords: complexity; pre-construction
  • URL: https://research.brighton.ac.uk/en/studentTheses/66941b79-c405-467c-a971-ebb691bc2b2e
  • Abstract:
    Construction project success is normally assessed based upon time, cost and quality. One or more of these three key measures of success are often not met and one factor contributing to this is the increasing complexity of modern construction projects. However, little research into the understanding of construction project complexity and its effect on key measures of success has been conducted. Whilst much of the recent research has been focused on evaluating projects using risk assessment and management systems; the assessment of project complexity remains by implication rather than application and understanding. No formal project complexity measurement or evaluation tools currently exist and there is a clear need for this in practice. The aim of the research was therefore to develop a model to evaluate the effects of project complexity on project success at the pre construction stage with a particular reference to increasing the accuracy of predicting project time, cost and quality outcomes.

Wood, H L and Ashton, P (2007) An investigation to identify the role of pre-construction site investigative information used by small medium sized enterprises (SME).. In: Boyd, D (Ed.), Proceedings 23rd Annual ARCOM Conference, 3-5 September 2007, Belfast, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, 703–12.

Wood, H L and Ashton, P (2010) Modelling project complexity. In: Egbu, C (Ed.), Proceedings 26th Annual ARCOM Conference, 6-8 September 2010, Leeds, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 1111–20.

Wood, H L and Gidado, K (2008) An overview of complexity theory and its application to the construction industry.. In: Dainty, A (Ed.), Proceedings 24th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1-3 September 2008, Cardiff, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, 677–86.

Wood, H L, Piroozfar, P A E and Farr, E R P (2014) Moving beyond project complexity: Exploring empirical dimensions of complexity in the construction industry. In: Raiden, A and Aboagye-Nimo, E (Eds.), Proceedings 30th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1-3 September 2014, Portsmouth, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 885–94.