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Title: Mapping and simplifying construction project delivery
Authors: Ochieng, Edward G.
Hughes, Lauren
Ruan, Ximing
Price, Andrew D.F.
Egbu, Charles
Keywords: Project complexity
Organisational complexity
Technological complexity
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Omics Publishing Group (© the authors)
Citation: OCHIENG E.G. ...el al., 2013. Mapping and simplifying construction project delivery. Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology, 2 (1), e.111, 4 pp.
Abstract: The nature of project complexity within construction engineering projects has been the subject of study with growing interest, especially since the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Networks- Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council was set-up in 2003. Yet, it could be argued in research terms, that project complexity has been neglected both in terms of conceptualising it and in terms of empirical study. Given the supposed severity of project complexity and the obvious failings of the industry’s approach towards project delivery, it is reasonable to assume that such an issue would provide a focus for research to improve practice. The main issues appraised are structural complexity, uncertainty, organisational complexity and technological complexity. As established from the reviewed literature, one of the hindrances to project performance within the construction industry is project complexity, which mainly emerges during the construction and design process.
Description: This work was originally published in Architectural Engineering Technology and is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.4172/2168-9717.1000109
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14983
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2168-9717.1000109
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