Abstracts – Browse Results

Search or browse again.

Click on the titles below to expand the information about each abstract.
Viewing 6 results ...

Chan, A P C, Wong, J M W and Chiang, Y H (2003) Modelling Labour Demand at Project Level — An Empirical Study in Hong Kong. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 135–50.

Edwards, D J, Cabahug, R R and Nicholas, J (2003) The Impact of Training and Education Characteristics Upon Plant Operator Maintenance Proficiency. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 119–34.

Ganah, A A (2003) The Use of Computer Visualisation in Communicating Constructability Information in UK. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 151–67.

Oloke, D A, Edwards, D J and Thorpe, T A (2003) Predicting Construction Plant Breakdown Time Using Time Series Modelling. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 202–21.

Oyedele, L O, Tham, K W, Jaiyeoba, B E and Fadeyi, M O (2003) Model for Predicting Architect's Performance in Building Delivery Process. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 168–86.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: architects; building delivery process; discriminant analysis; Nigeria; performance criteria
  • ISBN/ISSN: 1726-0531
  • URL: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/eb060896
  • Abstract:
    The aim of this study is to construct a model that can be used to predict the architect's overall performance in the Nigeria building delivery process and to provide adequate understanding of the criteria which constitute the model. Architect performance criteria were identified from existing literature within the domain of architect responsibilities and developed into a two-part questionnaire survey. The survey involves clients of recently completed building projects in Nigeria. The first part of the questionnaire survey consists of 71 clients which were used to construct the model while the second part consists of another 17 clients which were used to validate the model. Based on this data, a predictive discriminant analysis model of two-group cases (good and poor performance) was developed. The model shows that the predicted architect's overall performance is significantly correlated with the actual validated client ratings (0.783 at 99% confidence interval). The results show that if architects want to achieve good performance, they should give a high level of performance to ‘effective communication of design to contractor and other participants’; ‘effective constructability review’; ‘assistance in quality management strategies and clarity and consistency of specification with drawings’. The study would give architects a fore knowledge on how to ensure good performance in their future enterprise.

Trethewy, R W and Atkinson, M (2003) Enhanced Safety, Health and Environment Outcomes Through Improved Design. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(02), 187–201.