A construction project classification system for quality

Brent Robertson, Mario Beruvides

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Abstract

Construction projects require a classification system based on the domain the project is in. For the Quality domain, no such classification system exists. Construction projects are executed to different quality standards depending on the type of project and amount of money being invested. There is a significant difference in the quality requirements associated with residential, commercial, infrastructure and industrial projects. This results in significant difficulty when attempting to identify and/or compare quality management systems, cost of quality (CoQ), and process requirements for the full spectrum of construction projects. This research investigates and discusses measurement system requirements, published construction classification system research for relevant domains, and presents an exploratory quality classification system for use by when attempting to classify and compare construction projects. The proposed classification system is aligned with the primary constraints in construction including its ease of use and supports research into key elements such as planning and controls, materials, specifications, complexity and human factors. Various case studies for cost of quality, prevention, appraisal, failures were classified using the system to determine trends in quality research and validate the classification system. It was noted that construction megaproject CoQ research has been minimal.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASEM 41st International Annual Conference Proceedings "Leading Organizations through Uncertain Times"
EditorsH. Keathley, J. Enos, M. Parrish
PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Management
ISBN (Electronic)9780997519594
StatePublished - 2020
Event41st International Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management: Leading Organizations through Uncertain Times - Virtual, Online
Duration: Oct 28 2020Oct 30 2020

Publication series

NameASEM 41st International Annual Conference Proceedings "Leading Organizations through Uncertain Times"

Conference

Conference41st International Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management: Leading Organizations through Uncertain Times
CityVirtual, Online
Period10/28/2010/30/20

Keywords

  • CoQ classification
  • Construction classification
  • Construction quality
  • Project classification
  • Project quality
  • Quality classification

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