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International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics

International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics (IJEME)

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  • The impact of management knowledge on project duration: a comparative study   Order a copy of this article
    by Teshale Teshome Alemu, Mohindra Singh Thakur 
    Abstract: Although various studies have been done on construction delays, there are limitations in identifying the management knowledge areas that contribute significantly to construction delays and compare between countries. With this in mind, work has been done to classify the underlying causes of construction delays in to related management knowledge areas and to calculate their impact. According to the results, schedule and planning management knowledge is one of the top cause for delay in Ethiopia, followed by cost management knowledge and scope management knowledge, respectively. In Indian construction projects, cost management knowledge, schedule and planning management knowledge, and stakeholder management knowledge play significant role in delaying construction projects, while in the UK, scope management knowledge, quality management knowledge and stakeholder management knowledge play a significant role. In addition, in the three countries mentioned above, scope management knowledge has been identified as a common factor for the delay in construction projects.
    Keywords: management knowledge; factor groups; time delay.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJEME.2022.10045321
  • Factors influencing cost overrun in real estate industry in developing countries   Order a copy of this article
    by Sudarshan D. K. Kore, J.S. Sudarsan, Chandrakant Gokhale 
    Abstract: Construction sector is one of major contributor for any countries economic development and also infrastructure development. Nowadays, due to several factors influencing the cost overrun/cost escalation is the critical issue causing severe impact in the growth of that industry. Cost escalation is the cumulative result of a large number of factors. In this research study, an initiative was taken to find the influencing factor for cost escalation in infrastructure projects in developing countries of these project parameters. A questionnaire survey was carried out between a construction company and collected data. Analysis showed a comparative analysis of cost escalation trends among the various infrastructure projects. The findings of the research will indicate the main factors leading to overruns of costs. In addition, owners and contractors can use these results in developing their work plans for future projects that are more controlled over costs.
    Keywords: construction industry; parameters; cost escalation.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJEME.2022.10045322
  • Factors affecting the accuracy of detailed construction cost estimation in Ghana   Order a copy of this article
    by Jerry Junior Gyimah, Ernest Kissi, Theophilus Adjei-Kumi, Richard Oduro Asamoah, Seth Bampo Addo, Kofi Offei-Nyako, Philip Bannor 
    Abstract: The purpose of this study is to identify the critical factors that affect the accuracy of detailed cost estimates. Using a questionnaire survey, respondents were invited to rate factors affecting the accuracy of detailed cost estimates identified from literature and interviews. The target population were quantity surveyors/cost estimators in Accra and Kumasi. The sampling technique utilised were purposive and snowballing techniques. The data collected were analysed using mean score ranking and factor analysis based on principal component analysis. Reliability test was further conducted on the five components identified. Based on factor analysis, accuracy of design and cost information, estimators capacity, resource availability or pricing, project composition and site conditions were the components that affect the accuracy of a detailed cost estimate in Ghana. The findings offer industry players like clients, consultants and contractors to appreciate the key factors that influence the accuracy of detailed cost estimate, cost planning and control.
    Keywords: detailed cost estimate; quality; accuracy; factors; Ghana.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJEME.2022.10050894