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Quantitative significance analysis for technical competency of Malaysian Construction Managers

Mohammad, Hairuddin and Hassan, Padzil Fadzil and Yaman, Siti Khalijah (2018) Quantitative significance analysis for technical competency of Malaysian Construction Managers. In: Issues in Built Environment. Penerbit UTHM, UTHM, pp. 77-107. ISBN 978-967-2216-60-5

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Abstract

Recurring problems throughout the construction phase are partly associated with the incompetency of construction managers (CM). Existing provisions in education and training of the CM appears inadequate since the predicaments remain. Fundamental to the latter concern, a question of “what constitutes the CM’s technical competency?” seems unavoidable. This paper presents an on-going study based on quantitative undertakings en-route to establish the technical competency of Malaysian CM. Nationwide questionnaire surveys were conducted to validate prior findings towards different contractors’ grade. Then, the collected data were subjected to a series of comprehensive analysis. This paper reports on quantitative significance analysis. The findings suggest that, regardless of contractors’ grade, thirty-three (33) CM’s technical competency with various knowledge and skills were found to be significant. However, knowledge of lean construction (item PR9) is analysed to be insignificant. The research covers the technical competency of CM on behalf of contractors’ organisation. The immediate implication is presented through the development of application software for recruitment and assessment of existing CM for contractors.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2020 01:30
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2020 01:30
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/12669
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