Towards a relational contracting framework in the Australian construction industry : an initial framework
Chan, Melissa, Trigunarsyah, Bambang, & Coffey, Vaughan (2011) Towards a relational contracting framework in the Australian construction industry : an initial framework. In Han, Sangwon, Davis, Steven, Wang, Xiangyu, Kim, Jinu, & Carmichael, David (Eds.) Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management, ICCEPM-2011, Sydney, NSW, pp. 1-7.
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The Australian construction industry is characterized as being a competitive and risky business environment due to lack of cooperation, insufficient trust, ineffective communication and adversarial relationships which are likely lead to poor project performance. Relational contracting (RC) is advocated by literature as an innovative approach to improve the procurement process in the construction industry. Various studies have collectively added to the current knowledge of known RC norms, but there seem to be little effort on investigating the determinants of RC and its impact on project outcomes. In such circumstances, there is lack of evidence and explanation on the manner on how these issues lead to different performance. Simultaneously, the New Engineering Contract (NEC) that embraced the concept of RC is seen as a modern way of contracting and also considered as one of the best approaches to the perennial problem of improving adversarial relationships within the industry. The reality of practice of RC in Australia is investigated through the lens of the NEC. A synthesis of literature views on the concept, processes and tools of RC is first conducted to develop the framework of RC. A case study approach is proposed for an in-depth analysis to explore the critical issues addressed by RC in relation to project performance. Understanding the realities of RC will assist stakeholders in the construction industry with their investment in RC.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Relational Contracting (RC), New Engineering Contract (NEC), Project Outcomes, Australia|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Quantity Surveying (120203)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 ICCEPM-2011|
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|Deposited On:||07 Mar 2011 08:53|
|Last Modified:||09 Mar 2011 07:48|
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