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Developing attributes for evaluating construction project-based performance

Debby Willar (Civil Engineering Department, Manado State Polytechnic, Manado, Indonesia)

The TQM Journal

ISSN: 1754-2731

Article publication date: 13 March 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

The Indonesian construction industry has to considerably rise due to the issues of quality product, organisational performance and global competitiveness faced today, along with settling several national challenges that continue to plague the construction industry. Delivering high-quality construction products and services is non-negotiable when competing for contracts with international constructors. Developing such an assessment system to evaluate the performance of Indonesian construction companies is an urgent need in order to encourage and motivate the construction companies to continually improve their performance in the execution of construction works. The purpose of this paper is to empirically test the key attributes related to the evaluation of quality and performance in the construction project-based case of Indonesia.

Design/methodology/approach

A survey was conducted in the five provinces in Indonesia involving 216 construction practitioners from medium and large qualifications of construction companies.

Findings

On the basis of the data analysis results, the study develops the 39 key attributes that can be a basis for the development of Indonesian building construction project performance assessment system. The attributes cover construction companies’ performance during project implementation, in delivering final project results and in implementing quality procedures for building construction works.

Originality/value

The outcome of this study is considered significant to provide a tool for the government to assess the quality performance of contractors in delivering projects against specified standards, and a guideline for the contractors to improve their competitiveness by implementing continuous quality improvement. The confirmed attributes developed from this study is an initial step towards developing an Indonesian construction comprehensive quality performance assessment system.

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Citation

Willar, D. (2017), "Developing attributes for evaluating construction project-based performance", The TQM Journal, Vol. 29 No. 2, pp. 369-384. https://doi.org/10.1108/TQM-04-2016-0036

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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