Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222125
Title: REWORKS IN NEW GREEN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS VS NEW TRADITIONAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Authors: TAN KEHAN ESTHER
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Hwang Bon Gang
2014/2015 PFM
Issue Date: 24-Jun-2015
Citation: TAN KEHAN ESTHER (2015-06-24). REWORKS IN NEW GREEN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS VS NEW TRADITIONAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The entire life cycle of building projects utilises significant amount of resources and with an increasing demand for the finite resources available, it has become a pressing need to venture into sustainable developments with environmentally-friendly design practices and technologies. The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has acknowledged the need to further incentivise organisations and have implemented the $20 Million Green Mark Incentive Scheme for New Buildings back in 2006 for a period of 3 years. However, apart from possible higher start-up costs, the perception that green building projects have much higher risks than traditional building projects due to the complexity in the green technologies and designs involved have further discouraged organisations to go green. Hence, it is important for organisations to gain a better understanding on reworks for green and traditional building projects so as to improve the misperception that green building project would have higher occurrence of reworks and affect the overall project quality. This study aims to analyse factors that lead to reworks to identify which rework factors are more significant in green building projects and the magnitude of their impacts on the projects. In addition, the study also aims to identify the top 5 effective solutions to reduce reworks in green building projects. A questionnaire survey was disseminated via electronic mail to 30 industry experts, which consists of consultants, contractors, architects and quantity surveyors. A post-survey interview was also conducted with 3 of the respondents to gain greater insights to the responses given in the questionnaire survey. The analysis results show that the criticality ranking for the 8 factors causing reworks is identical for both green and traditional building projects. The top 5 solutions ranked by the professionals are also found to be “Communication Tools for Design Coordination”, “Ensuring the Effectiveness of Designs”, “Effective Communication Channels”, “Ensure Compatibility of Designs and Specifications”, as well as “Project Change Management”. It can be observed that solutions that help to enhance the effectiveness of designs and communication within the project parties are viewed to be more effective in reducing reworks.
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