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Construction project planning: Improving effectiveness of resources allocation

Ali, KS; (2006) Construction project planning: Improving effectiveness of resources allocation. Doctoral thesis , UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

Several studies indicate that the effectiveness of Construction Project Planning (CPP) can be improved by increasing the amount of resources allocated to the task. There are also studies indicating that allocating resources beyond optimum point in planning activities may result in a lack of cost effectiveness because of an increase in overall project costs. Other research concludes that both, too little planning and too much planning are factors that can lead to poor project performance. This research analyses the effectiveness of construction project planning and how resources can be allocated in a cost effective way, in all stages of construction planning. A review of literature is made on construction planning in general and on cost effectiveness aspect. Two samples are used from field research, one sample obtained from interviewing six senior construction planners from large construction firms in UK. Another sample is obtained from eight questionnaire survey from Dubai construction planners, who work for large international Project management consultants. The two samples are compared and analysed and the outcome is discussed. The emphasis is given on how to find strategies to improve the effectiveness of construction planning, while using the resources in a cost effective way, in all stages of construction planning. A general guideline on how to carry out effective construction project planning is provided in a diagram, in concluding chapter. Key Words: Construction Project Planning, Cost, Effectiveness, Resources allocation, Building Contractors.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Construction project planning: Improving effectiveness of resources allocation
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by ProQuest. Third party copyright material has been removed from the ethesis. Images identifying individuals have been redacted or partially redacted to protect their identity.
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1568059
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