ISSN: 1998 - 4162

JISR MSSE Journal Contents

Volume 3, Number 1, January 2005


Potential Barriers in Management of Refurbishment Projects
Faisal Arain - National University of Singapore, Singapore City, Singapore

Abstract
The study presents the sources of the barriers in management of refurbishment projects that may cause delays and escalate costs. To achieve the study objectives, the information was acquired through personal interviews and in-depth discussions with the architects and contractors of the seven refurbishment projects selected in eastern province of Saudi Arabia. It addresses issues often overlooked by the management team in a refurbishment project during the design, document preparation, and construction stages. The twelve most important sources of barriers were the degradation of undamaged materials over time, formidable variations to original structure, salvaged materials, conflict between responsibilities and liabilities, missing design information, illogical imposed conditions, selecting contract types, improper site survey, concurrent operation by owners, selection of contractor, escalated costs and delays during refurbishment...

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