A review of various factors for improving planning and scheduling of construction projects in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Alaiwi, Z, Sagoo, A, Georgy, M and Khalfan, M 2016, 'A review of various factors for improving planning and scheduling of construction projects in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)', in Sustainable Built Environment 2016 (SBE16) conference - Integrate People, Process, Technology: A Proactive Approach to Sustainable Built Environment, Cairo, Egypt, 29 November - 1 December 2016, pp. 456-468.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A review of various factors for improving planning and scheduling of construction projects in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Author(s) Alaiwi, Z
Sagoo, A
Georgy, M
Khalfan, M
Year 2016
Conference name SBE16
Conference location Cairo, Egypt
Conference dates 29 November - 1 December 2016
Proceedings title Sustainable Built Environment 2016 (SBE16) conference - Integrate People, Process, Technology: A Proactive Approach to Sustainable Built Environment
Publisher The Anglo-Egyptian Bookshop
Place of publication Egypt
Start page 456
End page 468
Total pages 13
Abstract The agenda of effectiveness, efficiency and economics has dominated business organisations operating in an agile environment where teamwork, accountability, transparency and responsiveness to client are paramount ingredients for business survival. Although construction organisations are not immune to these practices but they have to operate more smartly given very tight constraints associated with time, cost and quality constraints but also operate in an industry which is constrained by proliferation of austere requirements through legislation, building standards and safety. As a consequence construction organisation to have shifted the focus on pre-planning stages to eliminate or reduce the risks in the construction phases of the project. This paper proposes an integrated conceptual model to enhance planning and scheduling stages. The model consists of Six main parameters with associated elements include: the project (size, scope and complexity), the organisation (structure, lines of responsibilities, span of control and culture), the human aspects (education, experience and support), the construction methodologies (methods, preferred techniques, resources, out-sourcing, supply chain, health and safety) and the technology (software, tools and support); the contractual framework (obligations, risks legal); and the environment (internal and external). This paper discusses the Human factor in detail along with the rest of the factors in defining the conceptual model within the context of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Subjects Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Keyword(s) Conceptual Model
Human factor
Planning
Scheduling
UAE
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