Australian multi‐unit residential project construction time performance factors

DEREK H.T. WALKER (Department of Building and Construction Economics, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia)
MARK W. VINES (Department of Building and Construction Economics, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia)

Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

ISSN: 0969-9988

Publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

Construction time performance (CTP) factors recently identified in work commissioned by the Construction Industry Institute Australia (CIIA) indicate that project team effectiveness significantly influences CTP. Project complexity also was found to significantly contribute to CTP. However, no residential projects were studied in that survey. This paper reports upon CTP research undertaken into Australian multi‐unit residential construction that fills this theory gap. Results indicate that the construction management (CM) team's effectiveness in managing theconstruction process has a major but not predominant role in influencing CTP. Team communication effectiveness and teamwork factors are also essential factors influencing CTP. Other factors found to affect CTP include: design team's management style; intra‐team working relationships; the degree of experience and expertise for the same type and size of project; procurement method; and the level of the CM team's current workload.

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Citation

WALKER, D.H.T. and VINES, M.W. (2000), "Australian multi‐unit residential project construction time performance factors", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 278-284. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb021152

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