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Identification of key competences of DB clients in the construction market of China

Xia, Bo & Chan, Albert (2009) Identification of key competences of DB clients in the construction market of China. In 5th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-5), 21-27 September 2009, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Abstract

The design-build system has been demonstrated as an effective delivery method and gained popularity worldwide. Although there are an increasing number of clients adopting DB method in China, most of them remain inexperienced with method. The objective of this study is therefore to identify the key competences that a client or its consultant should possess to ensure the success of DB projects. Face-to-face interviews and a two-round Delphi questionnaire survey were conducted to find the following six key competences of clients, which include the

(1) ability to clearly articulate project scope and objectives; (2) financial capacity for DB projects; (3) capability in contract management; (4) adequate staff or consulting team; (5) effective coordination with contractors and (6) experience with similar DB projects.

This study will hopefully provide clients with measures to evaluate their DB competence and further promote their understanding of DB system in the PRC.

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ID Code: 48637
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: design-build, key competence, client, China, Delphi study
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 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2012 09:38
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2012 07:44

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