Today’s procurement tip is on minimum standards. As the buyer defines their requirements, they are apt to set minimum standards. Minimum standards have become common practice in the industry as a means...
By Atosa Joudia, Ingrid Børset Breivika, Paulos Wondimubc, Leif Daniel Houcka
Infrastructure projects are increasing in project sizes and complexity. The high number of delays, budget overruns, disputes and claims experienced in the infrastructure industry demonstrates a need for change. As a...
By Nguyen Le
This paper provides a literature review assessing the performance and issues of delivering construction services in the Vietnam Construction Industry (VCI). The research also explores a potential solution that could improve the performance of the VCI. The...
By Alfredo O. Rivera, PhD and Jacob S. Kashiwagi, PhD, Dean T. Kashiwagi
Traditional project management (PM) results have been poor. The practices of direction and control have been identified by deductive logic as problematic. Deductive logic identifies that, if...
By Majed Alzara, Mohammed Algahtany, Jacob S. Kashiwagi, Abdulrahman Al-Tassan, Dean Kashiwagi
Public projects in Saudi Arabia have faced performance issues. The primary procurement system used in Saudi Arabia (low-bid) does not consider the contractors’ performance. A case study conducted...
By Ahmed Alofi, Jacob Kashiwagi, Dean Kashiwagi
Saudi Arabia (SA) has the largest construction market in the Middle East. However, the use of the traditional procurement system in SA has been identified as one of the causes for poor performance...
By Natasja Logemann, Isaac Kashiwagi
The Municipality of Eemsmond has been searching for a way to improve their method of delivering Telephone facilities in order to improve program requirements. To achieve this goal, the Best Value Approach was identified as...
By Alfredo Rivera, Nguyen Le, Jacob Kashiwagi, Dean Kashiwagi
This paper presents a literature research assessing the performance and issues of delivering construction services worldwide, by exploring reasons for delays and increased construction costs. The study shows a comparison of...
By Alfredo Rivera, Jacob Kashiwagi, Dean Kashiwagi
The State Agency is the regulatory agency responsible for ensuring quality of air, land, and water resources. Historically the State Agency has experienced difficulty in managing environmental professional services. To potentially address the...