This study describes the development of operational research models for predicting contractor performance in Hong Kong, using discriminant and multiple regression analysis techniques. An important aim was to determine the underlying factors that influence contractor performance as seen from the client's point of view, and also to develop accurate models to assist clients in vetting contractors for building projects. The resultant models produced six significant variables measuring three dimensions: the inherent characteristics of the project, the contractor's internal attributes and the external influence of the project team. Specifically these were the complexity of the project, working experience of the project leaders, percentage of professionally qualified staff of the contracting firm, past performance of the contractor, origin of the contractor and the level of the architect's or client's supervision and control of the quality of work and work progress.
MING TAM, C. and HARRIS, F. (1996), "Model for assessing building contractors' project performance", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 187-203. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb021030Download as .RIS
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