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dc.contributor.authorEnshassi, Adnanen_US
dc.contributor.authorMohamed, Sherifen_US
dc.contributor.authorAbushaban, Salehen_US
dc.contributor.editorProf. Edmundas K. Zavadskasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:19:19Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:19:19Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-05-31T06:55:13Z
dc.identifier.issn13923730en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3846/1392-3730.2009.15.269-280en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29561
dc.description.abstractConstruction projects located in the Gaza Strip, Palestine suffer from many problems and complex issues. Consequently, the objective of this paper is to identify the factors affecting the performance of local construction projects; and to elicit perceptions of their relative importance. A comprehensive literature review was deployed to generate a set of factors believed to affect project performance. A total of 120 questionnaires were distributed to 3 key groups of project participants; namely owners, consultants and contractors. The survey findings indicate that all 3 groups agree that the most important factors affecting project performance are: delays because of borders/roads closure leading to materials shortage; unavailability of resources; low level of project leadership skills; escalation of material prices; unavailability of highly experienced and qualified personnel; and poor quality of available equipment and raw materials. Based on these findings, the paper recommends that: 1) project owners must work collaboratively with contractors and facilitate regular payments in order to overcome delays, disputes and claims; 2) project participants should actively have their input in the process of decision-making; and 3) continuous coordination and relationship between project participants are required through the project life cycle in order to solve problems and develop project performance.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent313650 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherVilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universitetas, Leidykla Technikaen_US
dc.publisher.placeLithuaniaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom269en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto280en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Civil Engineering and Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBuilding Construction Management and Project Planningen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120201en_US
dc.titleFactors affecting the performance of construction projects in the Gaza Stripen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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