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.
|Title of host publication||Global Perspectives on Management and Economics in the AEC Sector|
|Editors||K Kahkonen, J Porkka|
|Place of Publication||Helsinki|
|Publisher||VTT- Technical Research Centre of Finland, RIL Association of Finnish Civil Engineers|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
Best, R. (2005). International project-level comparisons of construction industry performance. In K. Kahkonen, & J. Porkka (Eds.), Global Perspectives on Management and Economics in the AEC Sector (pp. 175-187). VTT- Technical Research Centre of Finland, RIL Association of Finnish Civil Engineers http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB6267.pdf