International project-level comparisons of construction industry performance

Rick Best

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This paper reports on further investigations into comparisons of the performance of the construction industries in various countries. It builds on earlier work that analysed construction time, cost and quality data gathered for high rise office building projects in a number of countries and sought to use that data to make valid comparisons of industry performance at the level of individual projects. The previous work produced a simple "performance index" that could be used to compare construction performance across projects. That index is examined in more detail with particular emphasis on the conversion of construction costs from national currencies to a common base.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Perspectives on Management and Economics in the AEC Sector
EditorsK Kahkonen, J Porkka
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherVTT- Technical Research Centre of Finland, RIL Association of Finnish Civil Engineers
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9789525004632
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


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