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Title: Approach of standard design models in the Saudi Ministry of Interior projects
Authors: Al-Otaibi, Shabbab
Osmani, Mohamed
Price, Andrew D.F.
Keywords: Project management
Saudi Arabia
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 industry.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26234
Publisher Link: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB10776.pdf
ISBN: 9781905866175
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)

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