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An Empirical Study on Top Management's Leadership in Construction Quality Management Activities and Construction Quality Management Performance (최고경영자의 리더십이 건설품질경영활동과 건설품질경영성과에 관한 실증연구)

  • Cho, Jin-Ho
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Quality Management
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    • v.45 no.3
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    • pp.403-426
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    • 2017
  • Purpose:?The purpose of this study is to analyze the causal relationship between top management 's leadership and construction quality management activities that affect construction management performance based on construction quality management. Methods:?As its method, the causal relationship between the leadership of top management and the key management factors of construction quality management activities affecting management performance is analyzed by using the structural equation model. The construction companies used in the analysis sample conducted surveys on companies that are conducting ISO, KOSHA, OHSAS, DQC, and so on. Results:?It was revealed that top management's leadership has a great influence on management performance and all management factors of construction quality management activities. However, safety management does not affect the management performance of construction quality management activities. And top management's leadership on management performance are explained by the mediating effect of cost, time, quality and communication among management factors of construction quality management activities. Conclusion:?In the previous study, the quality management activities and the ISO - based integrated total quality management system (TQM) applied in the manufacturing or service industries were presented as empirical results. However, this study presents the results of different studies by presenting empirical study results by selecting time, cost, quality, safety and communication as key management factors of quality management activities of construction companies through reviewing and analyzing previous studies in construction field.

A study on the Improvement for Organization Management of Small & Medium Construction Firms (중소건설업체의 조직관리 개선방안에 관한 연구)

  • Kim, Yong-Bum;Park, Gang-Sung
    • Proceedings of the Safety Management and Science Conference
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    • pp.601-616
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    • 2009
  • Small & Medium construction firms have been faced with demand of environmental changes. construction firms have been required to improve their structures to reinforce the competitiveness. so, these firms are making desperate efforts, which are reorganization, renovation, improvement. this study would be emphasized the Quality Management in construction work. For this, It must be supposed a plan to improve a construction organization. The Construction Firm would be executed Quality Management learning, leadership, understanding of Quality Management to construction workers.

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ICT Implementation for Materials Management in Construction Projects: Case Studies

  • Kasim, Narimah
    • Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management
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    • v.1 no.1
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    • pp.31-36
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    • 2011
  • Construction materials usually constitute a major portion of the total cost in a building construction project. Materials management Is made problematic by materials shortages, delays in supply, price fluctuations, damage and wastage, and lack of storage space. Despite the potential benefit of ICT, convincing construction organisations to embrace its use and implementation has proved a difficult task. This study seeks to identify the implementation of ICT for materials management processes in construction projects. The findings from the case studies reveal that the implementation of ICT in the materials management processes for construction projects in Malaysia Is at early stage. Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet and handheld devices are found to be the common ICT tools adopted in the materials management processes. The main barrier is found to be the cost involvement at the initial stage or overall implementation of ICT in the materials management processes. Finally, this paper concludes the finding from interviews towards the ICT implementation of materials management in the construction projects.

Application of Construction Management techniques in Small Construction Projects (소규모 프로젝트의 효율적인 공사관리방안)

  • Lee, Sang-Beom;Lee, Dong-Un
    • Journal of the Korea Institute of Building Construction
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    • v.3 no.4
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    • pp.95-102
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    • 2003
  • A construction project's period is limited by the order manufacture. And a construction project is requested a specific place, and has the characteristic to be irregular. Today, construction is to be representative high-cost and low-efficiency. This kind of problems appears in small construction projects more often than large construction projects. According to this facts, we recognized necessity of making practical application in methods of construction management. Also, we suggest application and establishment of integrated responsibility management department, PMIS(Project Management Information System) and Data Base. From now on, methods of construction management could be good opportunities for small construction projects and local construction companies. Therefore, small and local construction companies should try to improve their abilities. Likewise, the countries systematize to constitute the relation laws.

Material Management Using Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) in the Construction Industry

  • Kim Changwan;Huh Youngki;Kwon Soonwook
    • Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
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    • v.5 no.1
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    • pp.107-113
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    • 2004
  • The advent of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has created new opportunities for improving the material management function in the construction industry and is starting to provide major improvements in the efficiency of the material management process. The objective of the research reported herein was to introduce the benefits of RFID technology on material management in the construction industry. RFID technology is discussed and various aspects of this technology are investigated. Potential RFID applications on material management proposed by Construction Industry Institute (CII) Breakthrough Strategy Committee (BTSC) and Fully Integrated and Automated Technology (FIATECH) are spelled out Finally, business analysis of RFID to estimate its impact is provided. It is concluded that there is a significant potential for improvement of material management function in the construction industry through the use of RFID.

A study on the job stress influencing to the construction management in construction industry (논 문 3 - 건설업 공사관리에 미치는 직무스트레스 요인에 관한 연구)

  • Park, Hae-Cheon;Jeong, Tae-Hyeon
    • Journal of the Korea Construction Safety Engineering Association
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    • pp.52-62
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    • 2011
  • Purpose of this study was to comprehend the influence that worker's lob stress caused by the distinct characteristics of construction work affect on construction management. Proven through previous studies of job stress measurement method, physical environment, job demands, job autonomy, interpersonal conflict are derived as typical factors. We analyzed causal relationships between the factors using structural equation modeling under the hypothesis that job stress have effect on the construction management. As a result, successful job stress management for construction management plan is proposed.

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Analysis of Construction Cost Fluctuation Trends and Features on Apartment Housing

  • Park, Wonyoung;Kang, Tai-Kyung;Baek, Seung-Ho;Lee, Yoo-Sub
    • Journal of the Korea Institute of Building Construction
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    • v.12 no.6
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    • pp.624-635
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    • 2012
  • Construction projects, including housing, are carried out over long periods of time. According to changes to the construction period, the cost of input materials and wages also changes. Therefore appropriate management is important in order to minimize cost risks caused by fluctuations in prices. In Korea, housing units are usually sold in lots prior to construction completion. Therefore, careful management of input elements such as materials and equipment that are sensitive to price fluctuations is very important. This study deals with how the price fluctuation of materials, labor, and equipment influences the change of housing cost and seeks a way for cost management through identifying key resources sensitive to price fluctuation. As a result, a change to the housing cost index multiplies depending on cost changes of materials and labor together. Labor costs are a major factor on the housing cost index. In addition, certain types of materials and labor input to housing construction greatly influence price fluctuations. Thus, it is found that managing those main cost factors is the key for effective cost management.

A Field Study on the Preference in the Construction Management - Focused after construction Stage - (현장관리 업무체계의 실태조사 연구 - 준공 후 업무를 중심으로 -)

  • 이두진
    • Proceedings of the Korean Institute of Building Construction Conference
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    • pp.85-89
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    • 2003
  • With the social demands for tall building, the level of techniques for construction become high and there are various building materials. Also, the construction system become very complicated with the increase of worker. In spite of above facts, the method of construction management depends on the experimental capacity of a construction manager, and there are many unreasonable elements. These elements prevent well-going in construction process. To solve this problem, it is necessary to make a new system of construction management which is adequate for the condition of company and the contents of construction. In this study, the characteristic of production system and the present condition of construction management were investigated with the help of survey. Thus, the new method of construction management which can clear the previous problems was proposed.

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Analyzing the Engagement of Professional Construction Managers in Construction Management firm and Its Improvement Measures (CM 전문회사 단장 활용실태 및 개선방안)

  • Son, Chang-Baek;Huh, Young-Ki;Lee, Dong-Eun
    • Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
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    • v.14 no.2
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    • pp.87-95
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    • 2013
  • The number of construction management firms has been increased as construction management delivery system has been active in Korean construction market. the capability of leading construction management professional, who is responsible for managing project administration, is important for commissioning construction management contracts. The quality of project proposal and the capability of leading construction management professional, which are assessed by the board of contract awarding committee, are the major contributors for commissioning the public construction management projects administered by the Korean public procurement service for contracting. Therefore, employing a very competent leading construction management professional is the critical strategy for awarding contract to the construction management firms' part. That is why the firms should secure a fixed number of leading construction management professional in a waiting list to proceed the contract commissioning process for expectant candidate projects, even if there is no project assignable to the leading construction management professionals. However, a measure that makes effectively use of the leading construction management professional in a waiting list has not been systematically implemented in the firms. In turn, the firm suffers considerable loss in a project personnel supply and demand plan. Expert opinions were obtained by the survey questionaries administered to top management of the construction management firms which are engaged in the construction management contracts for commissioning the public construction management projects administered by the Korean public procurement service either as principal or co-principal deliverer. This paper presents the findings obtained by investigating the actual employment state of the leading construction management professional in the waiting list and by analyzing the issues involved in mobilizing and demobilizing them. It contributes to implement a practical guide for searching effective solutions to the issues.

A Case Study on the Quality Management of Construction Site through PDCA Cycle (PDCA Cycle적용을 통한 건설현장 품질관리에 관한 사례연구)

  • Baik, In-Whee
    • Journal of the Korea Institute of Building Construction
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    • v.8 no.1
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    • pp.49-56
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    • 2008
  • According to the recent trends which are the diversity of customer requests and the multi-function of buildings, A construction company's business has converted from the producer-oriented approach to the consumer-oriented approach. Therefore, each construction company is continuously trying to improve the quality level as a way of corresponding to customer needs in these changing situations. The quality is one of the main management targets which judge the success of a project along with the schedule, the cost and the safety. As construction companies execute the quality management which they aimed at, it should be completed within the optimum schedule and the limit of the budget. Accordingly, the importance of the construction site management to complete a project is continuously increasing. The construction site management is the systematic method to perform the project goals such as the quality improvement, the cost saving and the safety management, which organically operate one another, by procuring the manpower, the material and the machine in the right time. Specially, as the construction industry has based on the construction site, the establish of systematic construction site management, which can effectively correspond sudden changes of the construction business environment, is essential to maximize the construction productivity. On top of that, the necessity of the quality management method is increasing to accommodate customer needs more spontaneously in the construction site. These endeavors could guarantee their competitive power.