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Journal cover: Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management

Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management

ISSN: 1471-4175

Online from: 2001

Subject Area: Built Environment

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A new cost control model and indicators to measure productivity on building sites


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Title:A new cost control model and indicators to measure productivity on building sites
Author(s):Emad Al Abo Omar, (Laboratoire Génie Civil et Habitat, Ecole Supérieure d’InGEnieurs de Chambéry, Université de Savoie, France), Jean-Claude Mangin, (Laboratoire Génie Civil et Habitat, Ecole Supérieure d’InGEnieurs de Chambéry, Université de Savoie, France)
Citation:Emad Al Abo Omar, Jean-Claude Mangin, (2002) "A new cost control model and indicators to measure productivity on building sites", Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, Vol. 2 Iss: 2, pp.83 - 101
Keywords:Building site productivity, Construction cost, Decision-making, Profit margin, Simulation
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/14714170210814720 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:An accurate estimation of project costs is always a great challenge for a construction company, particularly when there is a commitment with the owner to achieve a project at a given price. It is thus essential to develop technical and logistic solutions (TLS) ensuring a good organisation and improving the productivity. These improvements are not yet well assessed because relevant models are not available at the right time. This paper presents a new approach for assessing productivity by using an analytical cost model and indicators widely used to measure the site productivity. A case study is described to validate the cost and indicator model. They can be used in a decision making process consisting of a comparative study of different TLS in order to select, in a predicted term, the TLS ensuring the best productivity. A decision support system for generating different alternatives to be compared is currently under development.



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