By Saud Almutairi, Dean T. Kashiwagi, Jacob S. Kashiwagi, PhD, Mohammed Algahtany, M.S., and Kenneth Sullivan
Research has shown that construction projects in Saudi Arabia have exhibited poor performance for the past three decades. The Saudi construction environment lacks many...
By Mohsen Shahandashti, Baabak Ashuri, Mehdi Tavakolan
Transportation agencies and most notably State Departments of Transportation (State DOTs) sponsor various research projects to enhance the state of transportation in a wide range of impact areas, such as safety, environmental sustainability,...
By David Gastelum
Construction industry performance (schedule, budget, and customer satisfaction) has not improved over the last 20 years. This investigation proposes that academic/industry research using actual project data may have more impact on improving industry performance than traditional survey-based...
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 Muhammad Hasnain, Muhammad Jamaluddin Thaheem
This research attempts to facilitate client needs by describing the priority indicators that could help in decision making for awarding contracts. The indictors are recognized as key variables that impact the subsequent decisions of...
By Isaac Kashiwagi, Guo Cheng Tschi, Susan van Hes, Dean Kashiwagi
In 2002, the Dutch construction industry encountered a problem with collusion. They had a very difficult time understanding the solution to the problem. The visionary Dutch government officials approached...
By Elske Bosma, Marcus van der Ven and Oscar Kerkhoven, Dean Kashiwagi, Isaac Kashiwagi
The Best Value (BV) environment was introduced into the Netherlands in 2006. By 2008 testing was being done by a partnership of Arizona State University and...
By Brian Stone, Anthony Perrenoud, Kenneth Sullivan
This paper introduces a management model applied to rescue a failed digital documenting services contract involving a large multinational vendor, referred to as Vendor A (VA), a large university in the United States,...
By Aleesandro Incisa, Ruggero Moretto
Twenty-five years have elapsed since Lean techniques originated from the Automotive sector. From then on, Lean techniques have been adopted and fitted to several purposes and their application now ranges to several industry sectors. Meanwhile,...