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Time management practices in large construction projects

Memon, Aftab Hameed and Abdul Rahman, Ismail and Ismail, Ismaaini and Zainun, Noor Yasmin (2014) Time management practices in large construction projects. In: 2014 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research (CHUSER 2014), 7-9 April 2014, Penang, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Challenge of completing construction projects within estimated time frame is biggest concern amongst the practitioners. Several approaches and tools have been introduced over the past years to enhance the management of the construction projects. This paper has identified commonly used techniques and software packages of time management together with their effectiveness level in large construction projects of Malaysia. Data was gathered through survey technique amongst the practitioners involved in handling large construction projects. Relative Importance Index calculation was employed to assess the level of effectiveness for time management techniques and software packages adopted in the construction project. The results highlighted that most common and effective time management technique and software Package are CPM and Microsoft Project respectively. Although, this technique and software package in almost every project is applied, but still the industry practitioners fail in achieving effective time management. Hence, this study recommends the further investigation be carried out in uncovering the related issue which hindrance in achieving the benefits of these in construction projects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: time management; large construction; time management techniques; time control software
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-844 Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 07:46
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 07:46
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5768
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