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|Title: ||Client drivers for construction projects: implications for standardisation|
|Authors: ||Gibb, Alistair G.F.|
|Issue Date: ||2001|
|Publisher: ||Blackwell Science © Emerald Backfiles|
|Citation: ||GIBB, A.G.F. and ISACK, F., 2001. Client drivers for construction projects: implications for standardisation. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 8 (1), pp. 46-58|
|Abstract: ||This paper presents the results from interviews of fifty-nine senior personnel from major construction clients.
There are two main themes: client drivers for construction projects and their implications for standardisation of
processes and components.
The client sample is described and reasons for procuring construction projects are established along with the
extent of their involvement in the construction process - and hence their ability to influence the outcomes. Their
views on value for money, preconceptions of standardisation and their opinion on its future potential are
Many clients recognise the need to involve constructors and manufacturers early, although fewer actually
achieve this. Misconceptions about standardisation exist, but many clients are recognising the benefits possible
from standardisation. However, very few actually measure benefits and so are unable to truly evaluate success.
There is a future for increased standardisation, but only if the industry recognises the unique aspects of each
client and responds positively to meet those needs.|
|Description: ||This article was published in the journal, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management [Blackwell Science © Emerald Backfiles]. The definitive version is available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1657435|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1657435|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Civil and Building Engineering)|
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