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International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise
International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise


Special Issue on: "Risk Management in Construction Project Management"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Reda M. S. Abdelaal and Dr. Safdar Muhammad, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Problems arising in construction projects are complicated and usually involve massive uncertainties and subjectivities. Compared with many other industries, the construction industry is subject to more risks due to the unique features of construction activities, such as protracted time span of projects, complicated processes, abominable environments, huge financial investments and dynamic organisational structures.

In other words, construction projects are initiated in volatile environments, resulting in circumstances of high uncertainty and risk, which are compounded by demanding time and budget constraints. So, managing risks in construction projects is very essential to completing the desired projects on time with minimum cost and highest quality.

Trying to eliminate all risks in construction projects is impossible. Thus, there is a need for a formal risk management process to manage all types of risks. Risk management is a formal and orderly process of systematically identifying, analysing and responding to risks throughout the lifecycle of a project to obtain the optimum degree of risk elimination, mitigation and/or control.

This special issue focuses on identifying, assessing and managing risks in construction projects in order to achieve project objectives, at least in terms of time, cost, quality, safety and environmental sustainability, during the project’s life cycle.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Risk identification and assessment in construction projects
  • Risk management techniques
  • Managing risks in the global construction industry
  • Construction engineering
  • Construction project life cycle
  • Construction risk analysis and evaluation
  • Risks in engineering projects
  • Construction project management
  • Risk impacts in the building and construction industry
  • Risks in construction scheduling
  • Case studies in risk management and other related issues

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Full article submission: 1 August, 2014

Review results back to authors: 1 October, 2014

Revised article submission: 1 December, 2014

Final accepted articles submission: 1 January, 2015