Downtime model development for construction equipment management

Nepal, Madhav Prasad & Park, Moonseo (2004) Downtime model development for construction equipment management. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 11(3), pp. 199-210.

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Abstract

Downtime (DT) caused by non-availability of equipment and equipment breakdown has non-trivial impact on the performance of construction projects. Earlier research has often addressed this fact, but it has rarely explained the causes and consequences of DT – especially in the context of developing countries. This paper presents a DT model to address this issue. Using this model, the generic factors and processes related to DT are identified, and the impact of DT is quantified.

By applying the model framework to nine road projects in Nepal, the impact of DT is explored in terms of its duration and cost. The research findings highlight how various factors and processes interact with each other to create DT, and mitigate or exacerbate its impact on project performance. It is suggested that construction companies need to adopt proactive equipment management and maintenance programs to minimize the impact of DT.

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ID Code: 58425
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1108/09699980410535804
ISSN: 0969-9988
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Construction Engineering (090502)
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 > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > COGNITIVE SCIENCE (170200) > Decision Making (170202)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright Statement: ‘This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (http://eprints.qut.edu.au/). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.'
Deposited On: 18 Mar 2013 23:25
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2013 06:20

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