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Title: Improving performance of construction industry in singapore: Motivators, enablers and lessons for developing countries
Authors: Ofori, G. 
Dulaimi, M.F. 
Ling, F.Y.Y. 
Keywords: Integration
Skills levels
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Ofori, G.,Dulaimi, M.F.,Ling, F.Y.Y. (2004). Improving performance of construction industry in singapore: Motivators, enablers and lessons for developing countries. Journal of Construction Research 5 (2) : 267-289. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Clients in industrialized and developing countries complain about the poor performance of the construction industry. In Singapore, construction performs poorly when compared with other economic sectors in terms of quality, productivity and safety. The review of the industry under the Construction 21 initiative found that its performance lags behind those of its counterparts in industrialized countries. It offered recommendations to restructure the industry's practices and procedures, and thereby, enhance performance on projects. This paper reports on a study to assess the motivators and enablers of efforts to improve the level of professionalism in Singapore's construction industry, and the quality and maintainability of built items. A questionnaire-based survey of companies was conducted. Various statistical techniques were applied. Lessons for developing countries are drawn. Appropriate initiatives identified include overcoming enhancing skills and professionalism, and adopting appropriate procurement arrangements. © World Scientific Publishing Company.
Source Title: Journal of Construction Research
ISSN: 16099451
DOI: 10.1142/S1609945104000188
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