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Title: Measuring the impact of rework on construction cost performance
Authors: Hwang, B.-G. 
Thomas, S.R.
Haas, C.T.
Caldas, C.H.
Keywords: Construction costs
Construction industry
Construction management
Performance characteristics
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: Hwang, B.-G., Thomas, S.R., Haas, C.T., Caldas, C.H. (2009). Measuring the impact of rework on construction cost performance. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 135 (3) : 187-198. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Rework continues to affect both cost and schedule performance throughout the construction industry. The direct costs alone often tally to 5% of the total construction costs. Using the data obtained from 359 construction projects in the Construction Industry Institute database, this paper assesses the impacts of rework on construction cost performance for projects in various categories. In addition, it identifies the sources of this rework, permitting further analyses and the development of rework reduction initiatives. The results of this study establish that the impacts of rework differ according to project characteristics and that the sources of rework having the greatest impact are not significantly different among project categories. By recognizing the impacts of rework and its sources, the construction industry can reduce rework and ultimately improve project cost performance. © 2009 ASCE.
Source Title: Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
ISSN: 07339364
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2009)135:3(187)
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