Assessing the impact of main contractor's site co-ordination on sub-contractors' performance in Hong Kong

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2005 - Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference
Pages191-200
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

Name
Volume1

Conference

Title21st Annual Conference on Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2005
PlaceUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period7 - 9 September 2005

Abstract

It is a common practice in Hong Kong for the main contractors of local building projects to sub-let most of their works, consequently their roles have gradually transformed from a constructor to a manager of sub-contractors of the project. The outcome of most projects therefore depends heavily on the sub-contractors' performance. However, most Hong Kong based sub-contractors complain that they are unable to operate efficiently and effectively due to main contractors' poor coordination of construction information, temporary works, interfacing works and temporary power supply. A list of the most serious problems caused by main contractors during the construction stage that reduce sub-contractors' performance has been produced. A questionnaire survey has been conducted to identify and analyse the frequency and potential impact of the problems. The aggregated impact on subcontractors' site work is analysed. The findings have been used to formulate guidelines for the improvement of site co-ordination by main contractors.

Research Area(s)

  • Performance, Site co-ordination, Sub-contractor

Citation Format(s)

Assessing the impact of main contractor's site co-ordination on sub-contractors' performance in Hong Kong. / Ng, Andy K.W.; Price, Andrew D.F.

Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2005 - Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference. Vol. 1 2005. p. 191-200.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review