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|Title: ||Approach of standard design models in the Saudi Ministry of Interior projects|
|Authors: ||Al-Otaibi, Shabbab|
Price, Andrew D.F.
|Keywords: ||Project management|
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Publisher: ||Conseil International du Bâtiment|
|Citation: ||AL-OTAIBI, S., OSMANI, M. and PRICE, A., 2007. Approach of standard design models in the Saudi Ministry of Interior projects. IN: Proceedings of 2007 3rd Scottish conference for Postgraduate Researchers of the Built and Natural Environment (PRoBE 2007), Glasgow, Great Britain, 20-22 November 2007, pp.55-65.|
|Abstract: ||Construction is one of the major industrial sectors of the Saudi Arabian
economy, accounting for 6.6 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2004.
There has been a steady and rapid increase in both number and size of building
construction projects during the past decade. However, there have been concerns
regarding achievement of high performance and value for money from these projects.
The Saudi Ministry of Interior (SMOI) is responsible for providing security for the
lives and properties of the citizens. The Ministry has a 20-year strategic budget of
£4,515,738,575 for constructing buildings such as police stations, civil defence,
hospitals, etc. In order to improve projects performance, the SMOI has recently
adopted the use of Standard Design Models (SDMs) which have the same
specifications, materials and quality requirements. However, many of the projects
currently under construction still suffer a range of performance failures such as,
completion delays, breakdown of execution and dissatisfied clients. This paper
summarises the initial findings of research that sets out to develop a dynamic
framework for improving the performance of the SMOI’s SDM-based projects. The
paper discusses the experience of SMOI in adopting SDMs, explores the process
used to produce such models and the expected benefits of using these models. The
main conclusion suggests that the SDMs used by the SMOI indeed have tangible
benefits that are leading to improved project performance in the construction
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB10776.pdf|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)|
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