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Identification of Significant Factors Influencing Performance of Road Construction Industry Using Factor Analysis

Show simple item record Wijekoon, SB 2016-01-05T12:40:55Z 2016-01-05T12:40:55Z 2016-01-05
dc.description.abstract This study is aimed at identifying the significant factors affecting the performance of road construction projects in Sri Lanka using factor analysis. Data collected using a questionnaire distributed among thirty engineers working in the road construction industry in Sri Lanka who represent the engineer and the contractor organizations. A list of 130 factors influencing performance of road construction industry have been identified & included in the questionnaire and all thirty engineers responded and returned the questionnaire. Participants were requested to allocate marks from 1-5 (1-very poor influence; 2-poor influence; 3-average influence; 4-high influence; 5-very high influence) to each factor according to their knowledge. Factors influencing performance of the road construction contracts have been ranked based on average score initially. Significant factors influencing the performance have been identified using factor analysis and they were: conducting progress review meetings and site inspections at appropriate intervals; previous experience of the construction team working on similar project; effective monitoring and feedback by the construction manager; availability of skilled construction labour; engineer's ability to analyze contractor's claims fair and reasonable manner; making payment for Interim Payment Certificates within reasonable time (2 weeks); quick response by the contractor to employers and engineer's requests and instructions; certification of the Interim Payment Certificates by the engineer within a reasonable time (2 weeks) and timely submission of the Interim Payment Certificates by the contractor. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Construction, Factor Analysis, Industry, Performance, Roads. en_US
dc.title Identification of Significant Factors Influencing Performance of Road Construction Industry Using Factor Analysis en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.year 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.conference 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2015 en_US kandy en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 6 en_US en_US

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