Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

Determinants of Construction Project Success in India

Authors: Jha, Kumar Neeraj

  • Takes Indian practice as starting point, however the topic is not country-specific
  • Theory is evaluated by practical applications and re-evaluation
  • Applicable world-wide as well as in industries concerned with optimizing excellence and efficiency
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This study presents exploratory work and seeks to identify and evaluate the success and failure factors that could form a guideline for further study and to some extent help professionals to understand some critical aspects that impact project performance concerning construction in India. A total of 55 attributes affecting the performance of construction projects are analysed in terms of their level of influence on four key performance criteria – schedule, cost, quality, and no disputes – using a two-stage questionnaire survey. These attributes  are then further analysed, interpreted and evaluated.  
Based on the critical success factors obtained from the study, a neural network model-based predictive model for project performance has been developed. The performance prediction models have been derived for all four project performance criteria. Further, a hypothesis that ‘project success’ is influenced by ‘success traits’ has also been formulated. The hypothesized positive inter-relationships between success traits and project success have been tested using the structural equation modelling technique.

Besides supporting the intuition of past researchers in recognizing ‘coordination’ as a key success factor, this study has revealed that coordination is not an isolated and independent activity, but is a typical management function with an inherent role in all major management activities. Key elements affecting coordination have also been identified and their influence on coordination effort has been studied. Furthermore, the present study has also identified  three broad skill groups required of effective project coordinators.
The results are validated through case studies of live projects and structured interviews with experts in the field of construction management.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Determinants of Construction Project Success in India
Authors
Series Title
Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6256-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6256-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6255-8
Series ISSN
1566-0443
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 227
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