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Title: Control of construction contracts : analysis of systems for the control of progress, quality and cost of construction to the client, based upon six cases in building or civil engineering in the UK
Author: Ninos, Gerassimos Emmanuel
ISNI:       0000 0001 3447 5360
Awarding Body: University of Bradford
Current Institution: University of Bradford
Date of Award: 1983
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Six civil engineering and building projects under construction have been observed in order to compare theory and practice, and thus draw conclusions on how clients and their management teams may control construction effectively. It has been reported and the six studies have shown that during construction as problems occur decisions taken to tackle them result in changes to one or more of the independant variables cost, time and performance. It is therefore argued in this thesis that if these variables are to be controlled to the client's benefit: (i) clear responsibilities, duties and authority to make decisions should be given to the members of project management teams; (ii) a project control system should be set up which will help the management team to perform those duties; (iii) both the management team and the system should be organized to suit the particular project and client.
Supervisor: Not given Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Construction contracts ; Civil engineering projects ; Building projects ; Case studies ; Project management ; Decision making