Critical Success Factors of Construction Project Quality in Brunei Darussalam

J. von Meding, D. S. N. Pg Maidi, J. Spillane, J. Bruen, R. McGrath

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    Abstract

    This research concentrates on the critical success factors driving construction quality and the barriers that must be overcome to achieve quality in Brunei. It hopes to identify methods of quality improvement and clearly justify investment in this area of local industry. Over the past number of years, Brunei has attempted to diversify its industry from the dominant oil and gas sector into secondary sectors,
    including construction. To date, very little research has been carried out in many areas of construction management that take into account the specific industry context in Brunei. A comprehensive literature review has been employed to enable a questionnaire to be constructed and distributed among Brunei construction
    professionals. The results have been analyzed through mean testing. This analysis reveals that the key barriers to construction quality in Brunei relate to lack of skills, lack of clarity in responsibility and communication and poor commitment among the design team. The critical success factors include issues relating to competency, capability, commitment and effectiveness, primarily among managers and decision-makers. The results of this study will hopefully contribute to fill the knowledge gap related to construction management in the context of Brunei and facilitate movement towards improved techniques and strategies that will foster higher quality in construction. The findings can be generalised across similar
    developing economies and it is suggested that in general, the management concepts governing construction quality remain similar across the borders of East and West.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings for the International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment for Now and the Future
    EditorsM. Soutsos, C. Goodier, L. T. Thanh, N. V. Tuan
    Pages159-166
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventThe International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment for Now and the Future - Hanoi, Viet Nam
    Duration: 26 Mar 201327 Mar 2013

    Conference

    ConferenceThe International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment for Now and the Future
    CountryViet Nam
    CityHanoi
    Period26/03/201327/03/2013

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