Identification of key competences of design-builders in the construction market of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)
Xia, Bo, Chan, Albert, & Yeung, John F.Y. (2009) Identification of key competences of design-builders in the construction market of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Construction Management and Economics, 27(11), pp. 1141-1152.
Design-builders play a vital role in the success of DB projects. In the construction market of the People’s Republic of China, most of the design-builders, however, lack adequate competences to conduct the DB projects successfully. The objective of this study is, therefore, to identify the key competences that design-builders should possess to not only ensure the success of DB projects but also acquire the competitive advantages in the DB market. Five semi-structured face-to-face interviews and two rounds of Delphi questionnaire survey were conducted to identify the key competences of design-builders. Rankings have been assigned to these key competences on the basis of their relative importance. Six ranked key competences of design-builders have been identified, which are, namely,
(1) experience with similar DB projects;
(2) capability of corporate management;
(3) combination of building techniques and design expertise;
(4) financial capability for DB projects;
(5) enterprise qualification and scale; and
(6) credit records and reputation in the industry.
The design-builders can make use of the research findings as guidelines to improve their DB competence. These research findings will also be useful to clients during the selection of design-builders.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Design and build, , Procurement, , Competitive advantages, , Competence, Delphi method, China|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the [Construction Management and Economics] © 2009 copyright Taylor & Francis; [Construction Management and Economics] is available online at: www.tandfonline.com|
|Deposited On:||15 Feb 2012 12:58|
|Last Modified:||17 Feb 2012 17:25|
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