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Benefits optimization through Ill-informed client competency acquisition and engagement in renovation works flow

Pathrose Gomez, Christy and Abdulazeez, U. Raji (2016) Benefits optimization through Ill-informed client competency acquisition and engagement in renovation works flow. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 7 (5). pp. 335-342. ISSN 20392117

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In Malaysia, landed residential building design for mass housing has been influenced by the orientation towards a “seller’s market, without prioritizing the changing needs of the owner-occupant. This has contributed to the growing trend of having to “remodel” homes that is currently dominated by “low-value adding practices” that are embedded within traditional benefits realization principles, amounting to brief freezing. There is a disregard for client’s engagement at the construction phase, wherein the client is constrained by the practice of restrictive benefits realizations. This issue is underlined by a predominant positivist orientation to the issue of client participation that does not recognize residential housing client’s ability for competency acquisition in realigning requirements to maximize benefits. This paper proposes that value maximization for such a client can best be achieved through dynamic engagement with the renovation contractor to allow for value-driven ‘disruptive innovation’ practice during the construction phase. Focusing on requirements capture as a process rather than an output, it is proposed that client’s requirements can be realigned to maximize benefits based on a dynamic benefits realization model. This issue of benefits maximization is viewed from a social science perspective of primary stakeholder engagement within a legitimate peripheral mode of participation acting from within a community of practice whilst operating in a relational contracting environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: benefits realization; disruptive innovation; renovation works; relational contracting
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Construction Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2016 03:57
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2016 03:57
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8362
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