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Improving the practice of subcontract nomination in the UAE construction industry

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conference contribution
posted on 2024-06-17, 09:46 authored by S Skaik, A Al-Hajj
Subcontracting is a common aspect of procurement strategy in construction. The practice of subcontract nomination has produced many problems to the construction industry in the UAE. Examining the nature of associated challenges and investigating new approaches to improve the nomination practice become more critical and demanding. An initial research on the relevant literature was conducted to establish a better understanding of the problems and possible solutions. Then, a series of semi structured interviews were carried out with senior construction professionals in the UAE to examine how the findings of the initial research apply and relate to the UAE construction industry. The analysis and findings of the interviews formed the basis of a closed questions questionnaire. The respondents of the questionnaire were mainly asked to rate the nomination challenges and the approaches to improve the nomination practice. The research concluded that despite the significant reasons and benefits of nomination, the associated risks and challenges don’t encourage adopting it. The full involvement of the MC in the nomination process from the outset and the better detailed provisions of the contract nomination clauses were found the best possible approaches to improve the practice of subcontract nomination in the UAE.

History

Pagination

1-13

Location

New Delhi, India

Start date

2013-09-10

End date

2013-09-12

Language

eng

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E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Title of proceedings

COBRA 2013 : Working Commission on Law and Dispute Resolution in Property, Construction and the Built Environment : Proceedings of the 2013 Annual RICS International Research Conference

Event

RICS Legal Research. Symposium (2013 : New Delhi, India)

Publisher

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Place of publication

[New Delhi, India]

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