Renovation projects exhibit complex characteristics due to the presence of constraints that lead to their cost and schedule overruns. Numerous researchers have concluded that the perfonnance of renovation projects is typically lower than that of new construction projects (Krizek et al. 1996, Mitropoulos et al. 2002, Attalla et al. 2003). The overall goal of this research was to develop a framework for production management of renovation projects that will be used by construction professionals for improving the schedule performance of renovation projects. The goal was achieved by conducting literature review and interviews of construction professionals. Literature of state-of-the-art construction performance measurement systems, renovation projects, and production management of construction projects was reviewed to identify essential attributes that a production management system should possess in renovation projects. Interviews of 6 contractors and 4 subcontractors were conducted for identifying state-of-the-art practices of production management in renovation projects. The research concluded that there is a lack of a formal process in practice for production management of renovation projects, and the state-of-the-art performance measurement systems find limited application in managing renovation projects. The developed framework proposed two major processes; production planning, and production performance assessment. This framework will assist contractors in renovation projects for improving their production planning techniques in the presence of constraints, and meeting the owners' requirements.The overall goal of this research was to develop a framework for production management of renovation projects that will be used by construction professionals for improving the schedule performance of renovation projects.
|Title||:||A Framework for Production Management of Renovation Projects|
|Author||:||Yash Pratap Singh|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|