Impact of project briefing clarity on construction project performance

Vahabi, Ali, Nasirzadeh, Farnad and Mills, Anthony 2020, Impact of project briefing clarity on construction project performance, International Journal of Construction Management, pp. 1-13, doi: 10.1080/15623599.2020.1802681.

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Title Impact of project briefing clarity on construction project performance
Author(s) Vahabi, Ali
Nasirzadeh, FarnadORCID iD for Nasirzadeh, Farnad
Mills, AnthonyORCID iD for Mills, Anthony
Journal name International Journal of Construction Management
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2020-08-07
ISSN 1562-3599
Keyword(s) Briefing
project performance
system dynamics
feedback loops
Social Sciences
Business & Economics
Summary Defining a clear project brief at an early stage is critical for the project success. A lack of project brief clarity can cause design and construction changes or errors throughout project delivery, which ultimately leads to project time and cost overruns. This research proposes a dynamic simulation model to evaluate the overall impact of briefing on cost and time performance of construction projects. The causal feedback loop model portraying the impact of briefing on project cost and time performance is developed. The interrelationships that exist among the influencing factors incorporated into the stock and flow model of the project briefing. Then, the proposed model is applied in a road project to assess its applicability and performance. The results indicate that a clear project brief aid in reducing brief changes, design changes, and construction changes throughout project delivery, which can ultimately improve project cost and time performance. Despite the fact that the clear brief increases required budget and duration for the project briefing, it still represents good value to the project cost and time performance overall.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/15623599.2020.1802681
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 0905 Civil Engineering
1202 Building
1504 Commercial Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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