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International Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics


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  • Impact of Workspace Design on Employees Productivity: A Case Study of Public Sector Universities in Hazara Division   Order a copy of this article
    by Ahsan Nawaz, Asad Javed, Uzma Mehmood Raja 
    Abstract: In todays business world, workspace design is one of most critical factor in for employees productivity. Todays workplace is different, diverse, and constantly changing. Issues related to the workspace design significantly neglected in Pakistan. This is also affecting the employees performance and results in delay in work completion, personal growth, and frustration etc. The purpose of this study was to find out the effect of workspace design i.e. furniture, noise, comfort, and spatial arrangement on employees productivity and to examine the relationship between efficiency and surroundings space design of the employees. The study was conducted from a employees-based view to investigate the effect of workspace design an how employees perceives its effect on their performance? Primary data was collected using standardized questioners from employees of three public sector universities in Hazara division. Results demonstrated that the employees believe that effective workspace design will enhance their productivity.
    Keywords: Workspace Design; Employees’ productivity.

  • The Solicitation, Evaluation, and Selection of Construction Contractors: A case study of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers   Order a copy of this article
    by Bjorn Hale, Salman Azhar, Muhammad Ali Noor, Malik Khalfan 
    Abstract: This research was an in-depth review of the current process used by the United States (U.S.) Army Corps of Engineers for the evaluation and selection of prime contractors. The goal of this research was to provide recommendations and highlight areas for improvements during the solicitation, evaluation and selection process of prime contractors. To achieve this goal, the research team conducted the literature review on evaluation of construction contractors, both from a pre-award and post-award stand point. This was followed by designing a robust research methodology which included interviewing and using structured questionnaires the related U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel that were involved in the overall construction and contractor selection process. The data collected was analysed with the literature review to bore out potential improvements to the current selection process. This research has concluded that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should make strides to better define the evaluation factors that are being utilized, while providing a detailed description of the project being constructed, in order to ensure that potential contractors do submit project specified information. By requesting the interested contractors for more project specific information via their management plan, schedules, organizational chart, and other potential evaluation factors, the Corps of Engineers can gain better insight on understanding of each potential contractor about the project requirements and which contractor would be best able to meet these requirements and complete the project successfully.
    Keywords: Evaluation and Selection of Construction Contractors; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.