Diversity among construction professionals: a study of their perception of construction site management practices

Ayokunle Olubunmi Olanipekun, Isaac Olaniyi Aje, Olufisayo Adewumi Adedokun

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide support, or otherwise to the diversity attribute of the construction industry. The construction industry is largely regarded as diverse; however, the industry also manifests signs of alignment especially on issues that tie construction professionals to project goals. One of such issues is construction site management, which when effective, leads to project success.

Design: This paper adopts a survey research design where well-structured questionnaires were used in obtaining the perception of construction professionals (architects, civil engineers, builders and quantity surveyors) on their prioritisation of construction site management practices. The data obtained was subjected to empirical analysis that informed the findings.

Findings: The research proposition is rejected. Significant difference exists in the construction professionals’ perception of construction site management practices in the construction industry.

Value: The findings of this paper is valuable to tinkering the need for professionals’ interests and goal alignment in the construction industry

Research Limitation/Implication: Interview case study could be deployed to complement the survey research design used. The singular survey design used is not however expected to undermine the findings owing to the comprehensiveness of the questionnaire designed and the scientific basis (objective-oriented) upon which the respondents were selected.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1010-1019
Number of pages10
JournalOrganization, Technology and Management in Construction: An International Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2014

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