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Effective Construction Project Delivery

Improving Communication Performance in Non-Traditional Procurement Systems

Benefits

  • Discusses the importance of communication for effective construction project delivery

  • Deepens readers’ understanding of non-traditional procurement and the role communication plays within it

  • Offers solutions to the inherent challenges of communication, including some based on new technologies

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. The Value of Communication: Theoretical Concepts and Context Nature of Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Clinton Aigbavboa, Wellington Thwala
      Pages 3-12
    3. Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Clinton Aigbavboa, Wellington Thwala
      Pages 13-25
  3. Understanding the Context of Non-Traditional Procurement Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Clinton Aigbavboa, Wellington Thwala
      Pages 29-38
    3. Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Clinton Aigbavboa, Wellington Thwala
      Pages 39-46
    4. Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Clinton Aigbavboa, Wellington Thwala
      Pages 47-72
    5. Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Clinton Aigbavboa, Wellington Thwala
      Pages 73-82
    6. Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Clinton Aigbavboa, Wellington Thwala
      Pages 83-103
    7. Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Clinton Aigbavboa, Wellington Thwala
      Pages 105-117
  4. Improving Construction Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Clinton Aigbavboa, Wellington Thwala
      Pages 121-137
    3. Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Clinton Aigbavboa, Wellington Thwala
      Pages 139-152
    4. Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Clinton Aigbavboa, Wellington Thwala
      Pages 153-177
  5. Way Forward for Communicating in the Digital Era

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Clinton Aigbavboa, Wellington Thwala
      Pages 181-186

About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on the development of communication skills in the context of non-traditional procurement and construction projects. It helps readers to understand the fundamentals of non-traditional procurement, and highlights the inherent communication challenges that arise, as well as how to solve them.
 
The book is divided into four parts, the first of which provides an introduction to communication, discussing the theoretical concepts and contextual nature of communication as well as its benefits. The second part goes into more depth, discussing communication in the context of construction project delivery and non-traditional procurement systems, what these two terms actually mean, and what effective communication looks like in these contexts. Part III offers solutions to the inherent challenges of communication, including the use of information and communications technology, while the book’s fourth and final part explores the future of construction communication.
 
Given the scope of its content, the book represents a valuable asset for researchers, professionals and students in the areas of procurement management and construction management.

Keywords

Construction Communication Procurement Systems Effective Communication Communication Process Communication Performance Non-Traditional Procurement Purchasing and Procurement

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Construction Management and Quantity SurveyingUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Construction Management and Quantity SurveyingUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of Construction Management and Quantity SurveyingUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

About the authors

Titus Ebenezer Kwofie is a chartered architect by profession and a Senior lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. Before joining the Department of Architecture, Dr Kwofie served as the Director of Works at the Koforidua Polytechnic (now Koforidua Technical University). Dr Kwofie is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sustainable Human Settlement and Construction Research Centre and Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. He shares research interest in project team communication, team effectiveness, managerial efficiency and housing delivery. This has culminated into various research outputs that have been published in high impact journals and presentations at indexed conferences. He also serves as a regular reviewer for various Emerald, ASCE, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis and springer built environment journals. He has also been a secretary and deputy secretary to Organizing Committees of some international conferences.

Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa is a Professor at the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Before joining academia, he was involved as quantity surveyor on several infrastructural projects, both in Nigeria and South Africa. Prof. Aigbavboa is the immediate past Vice Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a strong academic with extensive knowledge in practice, research, training and teaching. He is currently the Chair of Sustainable Human Settlement and Construction Research Centre at the University of Johannesburg. He is also an author of five research books that were published with Springer Nature and CRC Press. He is currently the editor of the Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation (accredited by the DoHET) and has received national and international recognition in his field of research. The South Africa National Research Foundation rates him as a Young researcher with the potential of establishing himself within a five-year period.

Wellington D. Thwala is a Professor at the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the immediate past Head of the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Currently, he is the Chair of SARChI in Sustainable Construction Management and Leadership in the Built Environment, FEBE, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He offers research support and advice on construction related issues to the Construction Industry in South Africa and government.  Prof. Thwala, has extensive experience of providing consultancy for project leadership and management of construction projects and teaching project management subjects at the postgraduate level. He has an extensive industry experience with research focus on sustainable construction, leadership and project management. He is the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation. He also serves as an editorial board member to various reputable international journals.

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