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Cost inefficiencies in construction

Markus Felderhoff (Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik) ; Pim Polesie (Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Construction Management)
5th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation p. 51-60. (2009)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

Purpose: This paper identifies cost inefficiencies in construction, thereby contributing to the current debate about unsatisfactory productivity in the industry. It suggests that by focusing on the reduction of cost inefficiencies it is possible to increase productivity. Methodological Approach: A comprehensive review of relevant literature. Results: Four key issues leading to cost inefficiencies have been identified: (1) a great deal of non-value adding activities (waste), (2) high degree of uncertainty, (3) lack of standardisation, and (4) resistance to change. The interrelatedness of these issues is discussed and an integrated model is presented for consideration. Contribution: Awareness of how to reduce cost inefficiencies is important in order to improve profit margins in construction. Identifying, discussing, understanding their interrelatedness and addressing these cost inefficiencies are necessary steps towards improvement.

Denna post skapades 2009-06-15. Senast ändrad 2010-10-13.
CPL Pubid: 95011


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik (2005-2017)
Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Construction Management (2008-2017)


Ekonomi och näringsliv
Teknik och social förändring

Chalmers infrastruktur