Predictors of building development cost trend: A New Zealand multi-level analysis

Linlin Zhao, Jasper I C Mbachu, Niluka Domingo, Wagiha Shahzad

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Building project cost management is of critical importance to the profitability of most building projects, many of which
have been experiencing chronic problems such as poor cost management, inferior cost performance, and insufficient
cost control. Many researchers and professionals have identified these problems as factors that affect the building
development cost, and which have not been fully explored. This study aims to identify, examine, and rank factors
perceived to influence the building development cost in the New Zealand construction context with respect to their
relative significance. A questionnaire survey was conducted in a statistical sample that draws from construction
industry professionals in New Zealand.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the NZBERS 2017
Subtitle of host publicationAdvancing collaborative built environment research and practice in New Zealand
PublisherAuckland University of Technology
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Annual New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS) - Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 17 Oct 201718 Oct 2017
Conference number: 5th (Proceedings ) (5TH ANNUAL NZBERS 2017)


Conference5th Annual New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS)
Abbreviated titleNZBERS 2017
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
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