The development of an innovative sustainable Total Planning and Control system for construction projects

Agyekum-Mensah, G., 2013. The development of an innovative sustainable Total Planning and Control system for construction projects. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.


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The management of construction projects has been heavily criticised by government institutions, academics and practitioners for delays, cost overruns and suboptimum performance. Numerous studies have identified project planning as the main problem with both the management methodology and conventional project planning techniques deemed insufficient. It has been established that only fifty per cent of the planned work is completed as scheduled. This is consistent with the findings of this study, which again confirms the insufficiency of the techniques available to the general practitioner. This research explores operational problems associated with project planning and control, and develops an innovative and holistic planning and control system to deliver sustainable construction projects. A qualitative strategy was adopted for this study utilising interviews and multiple case study methods, which are complementary approaches. In total, four case studies were selected from the predominant UK construction industry and 81 interviews were conducted for this study. Given the criticisms of qualitative research as methodologically weak, this study develops a research process that addresses the specific objectives of the study.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Agyekum-Mensah, G.
Date: 2013
Rights: This work is the intellectual property of the Author, George Agyekum-Mensah. You may copy up to 5% of this work for private study, or personal, non-commercial research. Any reuse of the information contained within this document should be fully referenced, quoting the author, title, university, degree level and pagination. Queries or requests for any other use, or if a more substantial copy is required, should be directed in the owner of the Intellectual Property Rights.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
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Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:33
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 09:33

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