Factors affecting rework costs in construction
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Rework adversely impacts the performance of building projects. In this study, data were analyzed from 788 construction incidents in 40 Spanish building projects to determine the influence of project and managerial characteristics on rework costs. Finally, regression analysis was used to understand the relationship between the contributing factors, and to determine a model for rework prediction.Interestingly, the rework prediction model showed that only the original contract value (OCV) and the project location in relation to the company’s headquarters contribute to the regression model. The Project type, the Type of organization, the Type of contract and the original contract duration (OCD) which represents the magnitude and complexity of a project, were represented by the OCV. This model for rework prediction based on original project conditions enables strategies to be put in place prior to the start of construction, to minimize uncertainties and reduce the impact on project cost and schedule, and thus improve productivity.
CitationForcada, N., Gangolells, M., Casals, M., Macarulla, M. Factors affecting rework costs in construction. "Journal of construction engineering and management (ASCE)", Agost 2017, vol. 143, núm. 8, p. 04017032/1-04017032/9