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    - ESTATE, HOUSING AND URBAN PLANNING (237 journals)
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A&P Continuidad     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ager. Revista de Estudios sobre Despoblacion y Desarrollo Rural     Open Access  
Alternativa. Revista de Estudios Rurales     Open Access  
Ambiances     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ángulo Recto. Revista de estudios sobre la ciudad como espacio plural     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Apuntes : Revista de Estudios sobre Patrimonio Cultural - Journal of Cultural Heritage Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arboricultural Journal : The International Journal of Urban Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Architecture and Urban Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Archivio di Studi Urbani e Regionali     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquitectura y Urbanismo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Baltic Journal of Real Estate Economics and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baru : Revista Brasileira de Assuntos Regionais e Urbanos     Open Access  
Belgeo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bhumi : The Planning Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Biblio3W : Revista Bibliográfica de Geografía y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Borderlands Journal : Culture, Politics, Law and Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Brussels Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BUILT : International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin KNOB     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cadernos Metrópole     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Planning and Policy / Aménagement et politique au Canada     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Change Over Time     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cidades, Comunidades e Territórios     Open Access  
Cities & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cities and the Environment (CATE)     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Cities People Places : An International Journal on Urban Environments     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
City & Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
City and Environment Interactions     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
City, Territory and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Cityscape     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Ciudades     Open Access  
Civil and Environmental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Computational Urban Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Continuité     Full-text available via subscription  
Cordis : Revista Eletrônica de História Social da Cidade     Open Access  
Creative Space     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critical Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cuadernos de Desarrollo Rural     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Investigación Urbanística     Open Access  
Current Urban Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Den Gamle By : Danmarks Købstadmuseum (Årbog)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Disasters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
disP - The Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
EchoGéo     Open Access  
Eikonocity. Storia e Iconografia delle Città e dei Siti Europei - History and Iconography of European Cities and Sites     Open Access  
Environment, Space, Place     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Environnement Urbain / Urban Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Estudios del Hábitat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Demográficos y Urbanos     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Planning Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
European Spatial Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
European Urban and Regional Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Forum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Sustainable Cities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Future Cities and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Geoplanning : Journal of Geomatics and Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Glocality     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
História, Natureza e Espaço - Revista Eletrônica do Grupo de Pesquisa NIESBF     Open Access  
Housing Policy Debate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Housing Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Housing, Care and Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Housing, Theory and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
IET Smart Cities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Il Capitale Culturale. Studies on the Value of Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
In Situ. Revue des patrimoines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insights into Regional Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
interFACES     Open Access  
Interiors : Design, Architecture and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Journal of Community Development     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Community Well-Being     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Conflict and Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of E-Planning Research     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Housing and Human Settlement Planning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Housing Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Human Capital in Urban Management     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Rural Law and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Strategic Property Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Town Planning and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
International Journal of Urban Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Planning History Society Proceedings     Open Access  
Joelho : Journal of Architectural Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Architectural / Planning Research and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architecture and Urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of architecture&ENVIRONMENT     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Architecture, Design and Construction     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Biourbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Borderlands Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Delta Urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Environmental Design     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of European Landscapes     Open Access  
Journal of European Real Estate Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Housing Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Land and Rural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Land Use Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Public Space     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Rural and Community Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Rural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Transport and Land Use     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Urban Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Urban Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Urban Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Urban Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Urban Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Urban Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Urban Mobility     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Urban Technology and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Jurnal Arsitektur Lansekap     Open Access  
Jurnal Pengembangan Kota     Open Access  
Jurnal Planologi     Open Access  
Kart og plan     Open Access  
Land     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Land Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Landscape History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Landscape Journal : design, planning, and management of the land     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Landscape Online     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Les Cahiers de la recherche architecturale urbaine et paysagère     Open Access  
Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Métropoles     Open Access  
Mokslas – Lietuvos ateitis / Science – Future of Lithuania     Open Access  
npj Urban Sustainability     Open Access  
On the w@terfront. Public Art. Urban Design. Civic Participation. Urban Regeneration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Oz : the Journal of the College of Architecture, Planning &Design at Kansas State University     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Paisagem e Ambiente     Open Access  
Pampa : Revista Interuniversitaria de Estudios Territoriales     Open Access  
Paranoá : cadernos de arquitetura e urbanismo     Open Access  
Parks Stewardship Forum     Open Access  
Pensum     Open Access  
Polish Journal of Landscape Studies     Open Access  
Pós. Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo da FAUUSP     Open Access  
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Procesos Urbanos     Open Access  
Produção Acadêmica     Open Access  
project baikal : Journal of architecture, design and urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Projets de Paysage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Psychological Research on Urban Society     Open Access  
Quivera     Open Access  
Raumforschung und Raumordnung / Spatial Research and Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Research in Urbanism Series     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Revista Amazônia Moderna     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Desenvolvimento Regional     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais     Open Access  
Revista de Arquitectura     Open Access  
Revista de Design, Tecnologia e Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais e-metropolis     Open Access  
Revista de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território     Open Access  
Revista El Topo     Open Access  
Revista Empresa y Humanismo     Open Access  
Revista Hábitat Sustenable     Open Access  
Revista Márgenes Espacio Arte y Sociedad     Open Access  
Revista Movimentos Sociais e Dinâmicas Espaciais     Open Access  
Revista Transporte y Territorio     Open Access  
Ri-Vista : Ricerche per la progettazione del paesaggio     Open Access  
Risco : Revista de Pesquisa em Arquitetura e Urbanismo     Open Access  
Room One Thousand     Open Access  
RUA     Open Access  
Rural & Urbano     Open Access  
Rural China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Rural Landscapes : Society, Environment, History     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Rural Review : Ontario Rural Planning, Development, and Policy     Open Access  
Rural Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Rural Sustainability Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Scienze del Territorio     Open Access  
Sens public     Open Access  
Seoul Journal of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Smart and Sustainable Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Smart Cities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sociologia urbana e rurale     Full-text available via subscription  
South African Journal of Geomatics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
South Australian Geographical Journal     Open Access  
Space Ontology International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Storia Urbana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Streetnotes     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
tecYt     Open Access  
TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Territoire en Mouvement     Open Access  
Territories : A Trans-Cultural Journal of Regional Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Territorio     Full-text available via subscription  

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Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
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  • Promoters’ equity pledging, policy uncertainty and firm-level cash
           holding: evidence from an emerging market

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      Authors: Rajni Kant Rajhans
      Abstract: This paper aims to explore the relationship between economic policy uncertainty (EPU) and promoters’ share pledging activity for real estate and construction firms in India. The author further divides the sample into financially sound and financially constrained firms and re-examines the relationship between EPU and promoters’ share pledging activity for them. Additionally, the author investigates the moderating effect of EPU on firm-level cash holding for pledged firms. The author conducts multiple regression to examine the effect of EPU on the share-pledging activity of a firm on sample data of Indian construction and real estate firms. The financial and pledging data was collected for all listed firms from March 2009 to March 2020 from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy. The EPU data was re-estimated using the three-period moving average method. All data used in the study was collected from secondary sources. The author finds that EPU influences pledging activity, and the association between them is opposite for financially constrained and financially sound firms. Also, the author reports that an increase in EPU increases firm-level cash holding for pledged firms, and the interaction between EPU and share pledging is significantly associated with firm-level cash holding. The managerial implications of this study are manifold. Managers of financially constrained firms should pay attention to the promoters pledging activity so that in a rising EPU environment, issues of managerial entrenchment can be avoided. Moreover, any further promoters’ share pledging activity under rising EPU conditions may force managers to hoard higher cash and thus reducing investment and profitability. This paper presents evidence of relationship between EPU, share pledging activity and firm-level cash holding in an emerging economy. The study also compares the response of financially constrained and financially sound firms for EPU on equity pledging activity and that of equity pledging on firm-level cash holdings.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2024-05-27
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-06-2023-0037
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • A multi-criteria decision-making model for heavy construction equipment
           replacement in Saudi Arabia

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      Authors: Adel Alshibani, Youssef Ahmed El Ghazzawi, Awsan Mohammed, Ahmed M. Ghaithan, Mohammad A. Hassanain
      Abstract: This paper aims to propose a novel model that addresses the limitations of current practices, through considering quantitative and qualitative criteria in the decision-making process for equipment replacement. Literature review and consultation with professionals in the heavy construction industry was conducted to identify the criteria influencing the replacement of construction machines. A questionnaire survey using analytic hierarchy process and multi-attribute utility theory was used to rank these criteria and establish their utility scores. Sensitivity analysis was performed to assess how adjustments in the weights of main criteria would impact equipment replacement decisions. The identified criteria were classified into three categories: economic, technical and socioenvironmental, encompassing a total of 15 criteria. The findings indicated that salvage value/meeting payback period/maximizing profitability held the highest importance in the replacement process, followed by considerations like high repair and maintenance cost; working condition and economic conditions. Safety and social benefits scored the least among all criteria and categories. This study focuses on earth-moving equipment and involves experts from the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The model introduces a novel methodology to aid decision-makers, particularly contractors and project managers, in determining when to replace heavy construction equipment, which results in resource efficiency and time saving. The model integrates expertise and knowledge from experts to establish criteria for replacing construction equipment. This research aims to improve the functionality of the decision-making process regarding the acquisition or replacement of equipment throughout its lifespan.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2024-05-17
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-08-2023-0049
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • Enforcing payment obligations under construction contracts by insolvency
           proceedings

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      Authors: Issaka Ndekugri, Ana Karina Silverio, Jim Mason
      Abstract: States have intervened with legislation to improve cashflow within construction project supply chains. The operation of the UK’s Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 leads to payment obligations stated either as a contract administrator’s certificate (or equivalent) or an adjudicator’s decision. The purpose of the intervention would be defeated unless there are speedy ways of transforming these pieces of paper into real money. The combination of the legislation, contractual provisions and insolvency law has produced a minefield of complexity concerning enforcement of payment obligations stated in these documents. Unfortunately, the knowledge and understanding required to navigate these complexities have been sorely lacking. The purpose of this paper is to plug this gap. Legal research methods and case study approaches, using relevant court decisions as data, were adopted. The enforcement method advised by the court is the summary judgment procedure provided under the Civil Procedure Rules. An overdue payment obligation, either under the terms of a construction contract or an adjudicator’s decision, amounts to a debt that can be the subject of insolvency proceedings. Although the insolvency enforcement method has been successfully used on some occasions, using it purely as a debt collection weapon would be inappropriate and likely to be punished by the court. The paper contributes to knowledge in two ways: (i) it maps out the factual situations in which these payment challenges arise in language accessible to the construction industry’s professions; and (ii) comparative analysis of payment enforcement methods to aid decision-making by parties to construction industry contracts. It is relevant to the other common-law jurisdictions in which similar statutory interventions have been made.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2024-04-08
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-08-2023-0051
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • The application of Bayesian network analysis in demystifying construction
           project subcontracting complexities for developing countries

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      Authors: Richard Kadan, Temitope Seun Omotayo, Prince Boateng, Gabriel Nani, Mark Wilson
      Abstract: This study aimed to address a gap in subcontractor management by focusing on previously unexplored complexities surrounding subcontractor management in developing countries. While past studies concentrated on selection and relationships, this study delved into how effective subcontractor management impacts project success. This study used the Bayesian Network analysis approach, through a meticulously developed questionnaire survey refined through a piloting stage involving experienced industry professionals. The survey was ultimately distributed among participants based in Accra, Ghana, resulting in a response rate of approximately 63%. The research identified diverse components contributing to subcontractor disruptions, highlighted the necessity of a clear regulatory framework, emphasized the impact of financial and leadership assessments on performance, and underscored the crucial role of main contractors in Integrated Project and Labour Cost Management with Subcontractor Oversight and Coordination. Previous studies have not considered the challenges subcontractors face in projects. This investigation bridges this gap from multiple perspectives, using Bayesian network analysis to enhance subcontractor management, thereby contributing to the successful completion of construction projects.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2024-04-04
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-07-2023-0038
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • A conceptual cost estimation model for the pre-design stage of road
           projects using multiple regression analysis

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      Authors: Chinthaka Niroshan Atapattu, Niluka Domingo, Monty Sutrisna
      Abstract: The current estimation practice in construction projects greatly needs upgrading, as there has been no improvement in the cost overrun issue over the past 70 years. The purpose of this research was to develop a new multiple regression analysis (MRA)-based model to forecast the final cost of road projects at the pre-design stage using data from 43 projects in New Zealand (NZ). The research used the case study of 43 completed road projects in NZ. Document analysis was conducted to collect data, and statistical tests were used for model development and analysis. Eight models were developed, and all models achieved the required F statistics and met the regression assumptions. The models’ mean absolute percentage error (MAPE) was between 21.25% and 22.77%. The model with the lowest MAPE comprised the road length and width, number of bridges, pavement area, cut and fill area, preliminary cost and cost indices change. The model is based on road projects in NZ. However, it was designed to be able to adapt to other contexts. The findings suggest that the model can be used to improve traditional conceptual estimating methods. Past project data is often stored by the project team but rarely used for analysing and forecasting purposes. This research emphasises that past data can be effectively used to predict the project cost at the pre-design stage with limited information. No research was conducted to adopt cost modelling techniques into the conceptual estimation practice in the NZ construction industry.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2024-03-28
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-08-2023-0052
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • Modelling business performance from marketing practices of architecture
           firms in Nigeria

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      Authors: Joy Joshua Maina
      Abstract: This study aims to establish marketing practices which predict business performance of architecture firms within the Nigerian Construction Industry (NCI) to address the sustained poor business performance of firms, which affects allied professionals as many projects in the built environment depend on design proposals from architects. Survey responses from 86 firms were used to model business performance measured as total revenue of the firms from 40 commonly deployed marketing practices in construction. Two-thirds of the marketing practices most used by architectural firms were ineffective in predicting business performance. The model also explains up to half the variance in business performance (37.4–49.9%), supporting the view that marketing in the CI affects business performance. Researching client needs and competitors emerged as the only significant positive predictor of business performance (β = 0.827, p = 0.043). Using social media (β = −1.247, p = 0.004), regular participation in awards/competitions (β = −1.420, p = 0.013) and inclusion of political offers in bids (β = −1.050, p = 0.016) negatively predicted business performance. Architecture and allied professional bodies in Nigeria need to rethink existing restrictions regarding marketing based on traditional code of ethics in light of present-day realities of digital and internet business environments. Principals and management of architecture firms require a paradigm shift in deploying the appropriate marketing practices, especially as it relates to research regarding changing client expectations and current competition within the NCI. The study established marketing practices which model business performance and demonstrate their value in a framework for improving the financial sustainability of architecture firms within the NCI.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2024-03-08
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-07-2023-0047
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • From hurdles to heights: blueprint for tackling distributed ledger
           technology challenges in the construction sector of a developing economy

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      Authors: Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke, John Aliu, Lydia Uyi Ehiosun, Andrew Ebekozien, Akinrolade Ayowole Rotimi
      Abstract: The emergence of distributed ledger technology (DLT) has transformed the way construction industries approach data management, ushering in an era of increased transparency, security and efficiency. The purpose of this study is to investigate the strategies to promote the adoption of DLT in the Nigerian construction sector. This was done to address the challenges that hinder the widespread adoption of DLT within the Nigerian construction sector. A comprehensive literature review informed the design of a structured questionnaire for data collection. The questionnaire was distributed among diverse construction professionals to explore their perceptions of potential strategies. The collected data were analyzed using the Shapiro–Wilk test for data distribution, while mean values and standard deviations were used to facilitate the ranking of strategies. The Kruskal–Wallis H-test was used to assess opinion differences, and exploratory factor analysis was applied to uncover underlying dimensions. The findings revealed the top five strategies for DLT adoption as conducting workshops and seminars to educate professionals, collaborating with universities for DLT courses, encouraging joint projects for shared insights, forming consortia for DLT standards and allocating funding for DLT research in construction. Through factor analysis, the strategies identified were categorized into four principal clusters: awareness and education advancements, government support and incentives, industry collaboration and standards and pilot projects and demonstrations. While prior studies have identified barriers to DLT adoption and offering recommendations, this research advances the field by empirically investigating and assessing several of these strategies proposed in various studies. This approach provides valuable insights that go beyond existing research, offering a deeper understanding of the practical and contextual dynamics influencing DLT adoption in the construction sector.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2024-02-19
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-08-2023-0055
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2024)
       
  • How do economic policy uncertainty and leverage impact firm-level cash
           holding distribution of housing companies in an emerging economy' A
           quantile regression approach

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      Authors: Rajni Kant Rajhans
      Abstract: High economic policy uncertainty forces firms to accumulate a higher level of cash than during normal business periods. However, it is not evident that economic policy uncertainty has a homogeneous impact across cash-holding distributions. This paper aims to study the impact of economic policy uncertainty, leverage and their interaction on cash-holding distributions. This study adopted a quantile regression approach to examine the influence of economic policy uncertainty and firm leverage on firm-level cash-holding distributions. To investigate the influence across quantiles, the author estimated 19 quantiles between 0.05 and 0.95. This study finds that both economic policy uncertainty and firm leverage significantly affect firm-level cash-holding distributions heterogeneously. But, the impact of the interaction of these two variables is significant only for firms placed in the 60th to 85th quantiles of cash holding distribution. The study adds to the existing knowledge of determinants of firm-level cash holdings but takes exogenous variables as economic policy uncertainty. The paper builds on a unique sample setting wherein, the cash holdings of all nonfinancial firms have increased many folds, including housing companies in an emerging economy.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-12-11
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-06-2023-0036
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Implications of competitive tendering on consulting engineering services
           in South Africa: a thematic analysis

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      Authors: Neil Govender, Samuel Laryea, Ron Watermeyer
      Abstract: Competitive tendering in South Africa is often associated with procurement based on the lowest fee tendered. Previous research on this topic did not provide in-depth examinations of how pricing within consulting engineering companies was affected by competitive tendering nor did it illuminate the extent to which professional services were impacted by competitive tendering. This paper aims to examine the implications of competitive tendering on pricing and delivery of consulting engineering services in South Africa. A survey research strategy with a questionnaire as the research instrument elicited qualitative data from 28 experienced consulting engineers in South Africa. Thematic analysis was used to analyse qualitative data from the questionnaires. Three key themes were identified, namely: considerations when determining consulting engineering fees on competitively tendered projects; the impact of reduced fees due to competitive tendering on the delivery of consulting engineering services; and interventions to prevent unsustainably “low” professional fees. Many consulting engineers in South Africa still determine fees using fee scales, while other considerations include resources, project complexity, risk, etc. Most participants asserted that design optimisation/value engineering, training, meetings and construction monitoring were adversely impacted by “low” fees. This paper provides in-depth qualitative feedback from experienced consulting engineers (most having more than 20 years’ experience) on a topical issue in the South African construction industry. Thematic analysis was a novel method of analysis that was not used previously in this area of study.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-12-07
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-06-2022-0029
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Applicability of electronic document management system (EDMS) for the cost
           management of mega construction projects in Sri Lanka

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      Authors: Lahiru Supun Deshan Rathnayaka, Buddha Koralage Malsha Nadeetharu, Udayangani Kulatunga
      Abstract: Documentation plays a key role in navigating the costs of construction projects. Traditional document management systems (TDMS) used in developing countries, however, hinder the achievement of expected cost targets. Although the electronic document management system (EDMS) has been implemented to improve documentation, the Sri Lankan construction industry has failed to effectively adapt to it. Hence, this study aims to provide strategies for the effective application of EDMS to the cost management of Sri Lankan mega construction projects. This study uses a qualitative approach followed by 12 semi-structured expert interviews. Quantity surveying experts were selected through judgemental sampling. Manual content analysis was used to analyse the data. The EDMS is more suitable for megaprojects than traditional methods of documentation in terms of functionality, neutrality, interoperability, space, reversibility and delivery speed. However, there are contradictory views about cost and security. Furthermore, five transitional challenges of EDMS have been identified under the three key themes of cost, stakeholder perception and technical difficulties. Four reasons were also identified as causing these five challenges. Seven suggestions were made to deal with these transitional challenges and three key feasible solutions for the Sri Lankan construction industry regarding the EDMS were identified. Development of Sri Lankan software with low initial cost was highlighted as the most feasible solution. This is a novel study to investigate the applicability of EDMS to cost management mechanisms of megaprojects in Sri Lanka. The findings reveal transitional challenges and appropriate feasible solutions for EDMS adaptation. This can be applied to the cost management of megaprojects in other developing countries as well.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-12-05
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-01-2023-0005
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Investigating ground-related design deficiencies as potential triggers to
           cost overruns in highway projects

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      Authors: Alolote Ibim Amadi
      Abstract: This study aims to investigate ground-related design deficiencies as potential avenues of avoidable cost overruns, discernible from the geotechnical practices of highway agencies in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The study deploys an interpretivist qualitative methodology to provide a detailed descriptive analysis of the design-related geotechnical practices of highway agencies during the pre-contract phase of highway projects. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with in-house professionals, consultants and contractors affiliated with the three highway agencies in the Niger Delta and thematically analysed to identify significant deviations from geotechnical best practices. The study outcome shows that during the pre-contract phase, a chain of design-related geotechnical shortcomings has plagued highway projects executed in the Niger Delta. This view of practice uncovered in this study demonstrates a culture of significant deviation from best practice recommendations, which could plausibly contribute to the history of significant project cost overruns recorded in the region. The study qualitatively spotlights gaps in the practice of highway agencies and reinforces the need for a re-orientation of the attitude to risk management, to give geotechnical concerns a priority in the financial management of highway projects executed in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-12-04
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-02-2023-0008
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Development of a financial performance measurement model for real estate
           business: an exploratory study in India

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      Authors: Harish Kumar Singla, Sitara Sunil Chammanam
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to develop a financial performance measurement model for real estate business. The study uses balanced scorecard (BSC) proposed by Kaplan and Norton (1996) as a theoretical support. The study, being exploratory in nature, uses survey method to collect data on several dimensions of BSC as well as on other performance measures used by real estate businesses in India. The survey data collected is analyzed using exploratory factor analysis (EFA) to explore the model constructs. This is followed by building an integrated conceptual model for measuring the financial performance of a real estate business. The model is tested using partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM). The study finds that the financial performance of the real estate business revolves around customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and external networks. The right alignment of these components lead to superior financial performance. It also provides a competitive advantage to the real estate business. These three components (customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and external networks) have direct and indirect influences on the financial performance of real estate business. A small sample size (78 respondents), as well as the respondent’s geographical concentration in India, are the limitations of the study. Hence, generalization of findings may be difficult until the findings are validated across the globe. The conceptual performance measurement model suggested in this research provides an effective tool to plan and strategize to achieve superior financial performance, particularly for stakeholders in the real estate business. To the best of the authors’ knowledge and belief, this is the first attempt to develop a comprehensive financial performance measurement model for real estate business and test it using EFA and PLS-SEM.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-11-29
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-11-2022-0062
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • The moderating impact of organizational readiness, competitive pressure
           and compatibility on the cost of using precast concrete components

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      Authors: Ali Katebi, Amirhossein Mohammadhosseini, Mohammad Najmeddin, Peyman Homami
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors affecting the cost of concrete component prefabrication using the moderating role of organizational readiness, compatibility and competitive pressure. The information collected in this study was obtained from 188 questionnaires filled out online by civil engineers active in the Iranian construction industry. Data analysis was performed by partial least squares structural equation modeling. The results reveal that perceived risk has the greatest impact on cost of using precast concrete components (PCC). Furthermore, the organizational readiness, competitive pressure and compatibility variables have moderating role in the relationship between perceived risk and perceived usefulness. The results can help policymakers and managers to apply the appropriate perspective and strategy to promote this method by illustrating the factors affecting the cost of using PCC in the building construction. Using the variables of perceived risk, perceived usefulness, and perceived ease of use to predict factors affecting the cost of using PCC is considered as an innovation in this research. In addition to identifying the most important factors affecting the cost of PCC prefabrication in the construction industry, this research tries to identify the impact of environmental factors on the model by examining the moderating role of organizational readiness, competitive pressure and compatibility.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-10-06
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-01-2023-0003
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Examining the relationship among critical success factors (CSFs) for
           delivery of sustainable public-private partnership projects

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      Authors: Mushtaq Ahmad Shah, Sanjeev Kumar, Mohd Asif Shah, Adil Rasool
      Abstract: The sustainable development goal (SDG 17) is to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development. Partnership is a key strategy for acquiring skills, information and private finance for developing critical infrastructure projects. Existing studies have mostly concentrated on identifying critical success factors (CSFs) for successfully delivering public–private partnerships (PPPs) projects, but the interrelationships among CSFs expected from stakeholders have garnered less attention. The purpose of this study is to examine the interconnections among CSFs of PPP projects while keeping the public in mind, as well as the influencing routes that contribute to success in the PPP implementation process. The study uses a mixed-method approach that involves both quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection. The data for the study were collected through a well-structured questionnaire from the respondents who are directly or indirectly associated with the PPP project implementation process. The CSF’s framework was built using a literature study and expert interviews; nine hypotheses were developed and evaluated using structural equation modelling. Random and purposive sampling techniques were used for the respondents who were directly or indirectly associated with the PPP project implementation process. The findings of this study reveal that the relationship between public and private partners is more adherent than collaborative, with unequal responsibilities, powers and resources distributed among the parties involved. The relevance of state rules, the PPP directive and policies in PPP implementation is supported by the positive connection between favourable environments (Fav_Env) and government attributes (Gov_Atr; the path coefficient is 0.405). Moreover, government attributes have a favourable influence on private company attributes (Pvt_Atr; the path coefficient is 0.198), showing that the state plays a substantial role in the private sector’s decision-making process in PPP. The long-term sustainability and success of a PPP project are dependent on the established interrelationships between CSFs. The established interrelationships between CSFs will contribute to the long-term viability and success of a PPP project. Since PPP is still in its infancy in India, the study of CSFs in PPPs and their interrelationships will help policymakers and other stakeholders better understand the major individual factors impacting the success or failure of PPP initiatives. Because PPP is still in its infancy in India, the study of CSFs in PPPs and their interrelationships will help policymakers and other stakeholders to better understand the major individual factors impacting the success or failure of PPP initiatives. A key implication of the study borders on providing a better understanding of the relationships between CSFs and public engagement. This is also critical for the long-term viability of PPPs and the enhancement of public service quality.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-09-29
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-12-2022-0064
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Assessing the impact of early supplier involvement on public works
           procurement

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      Authors: Vincent Kwame Osei-Appiah, Ernest Kissi, Victor Acheamfour Karikari, Prosper Ayeng, Eugene Danquah-Smith, Michael Adesi
      Abstract: Works procurement performance is critical to successful project delivery. However, early supplier involvement (ESI) has been touted in other industries to impact procurement performance positively. Works procurement has been attracting significant attention from major players due to poor performance characterized by poor performance, budget overruns and incompetence. Hence, the purpose of this study was to assess the impact of ESI on public works procurement performance. Based on a thorough review of the literature for a pilot survey, the main questionnaires were administered to 103 public procurement officers. To assess the impact of ESI on public works procurement performance, three constructs that served as factors for implementing ESI and five that measure works procurement performance were validated using partial least square structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM). The outcome of this study shows a significant positive impact of ESI on works procurement performance. This included communication, trust and supplier capabilities. The study further showed that even though cost, schedule, quality, health and safety are essential, sustainability measures are also crucial for work procurement. The results of this study could help firms make better decisions regarding public works procurement by encouraging ESI. This will likely significantly impact the successful project delivery and preservation of sustainability and efficiency objectives. The application of PLS-SEM analysis in this study provides insights into how ESI can impact the procurement of public works in Ghana.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-09-27
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-09-2022-0047
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Synthesis towards unveiling the complexity underlying underpayment for
           subcontractors in construction

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      Authors: Mohammad Mayouf, Ciaran Gilligan
      Abstract: In construction projects, underpayments can be recognised as one of the significant drawbacks that impact the success of a project. Research into underpayments is considered ambiguous and provides a limited reflection of the issue, which makes it complicated to trace how it originates in the first place. This study aims to examine the causes that lead to underpayments and develop a holistic synthesis of underpayments for subcontractors in the lifecycle of a construction project. An open-ended and closed-ended questionnaire was used to collect the data using purposeful sampling with 28 construction stakeholders who ranged from main contractors, subcontractors and others (Small medium enterprises SMEs, Consultancies, Clients etc.). Data collected was analysed to trace drivers and the impact of underpayment and suggested mitigation strategies to be identified whilst viewing the perspectives of a main contractor and subcontractor. The findings show that the most prominent driver for underpayments is variation disputes followed by cash flow. The research also suggests mitigation strategies such as collaborative working, more robust budget control and early identification of risks as potential remedies to overcome the underpayment issue. The research concludes with a framework that elicits the complexity underlying underpayments for subcontractors in construction projects. The research evolves the understanding that underpayment is a complex phenomenon, relying heavily on the data/information exchange mechanism between the main contractor and subcontractors. This research provokes the need to understand underpayment further so it can be mitigated.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-09-18
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-06-2022-0026
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • The potential of new models of construction procurement to counter cost
           overruns in construction projects: an exploratory study from a
           contractors’ perspective

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      Authors: Stephanie Sheamar, Gayan Wedawatta, Maheshi Tennakoon, Roshani Palliyaguru, Maxwell Fordjour Antwi-Afari
      Abstract: Cost overrun is a significant issue in construction, an undesirable feature the industry has long been associated with. Poor procurement practices are often blamed for subsequent cost overruns in construction, especially with conventional procurement methods leading to outrageous cost overruns. The purpose of this study is to review the features of the new models of construction procurement (NMCP) and assess their potential to reduce cost overruns in construction projects. A literature review was conducted to identify the issues of procurement leading to cost escalations. Primary data were obtained through exploratory, semi-structured interviews using a case study approach. Clients’ lack of knowledge was highlighted as a key issue in procurement that interlinks with many factors causing cost escalation. The findings suggest that the features contained within the NMCP, such as early contractor involvement and collaboration throughout the project team, have the potential to make a positive contribution to addressing cost escalation in construction. The primary research was undertaken as an exploratory study and presents the contractor's perspective. Further research is therefore suggested, with multiple organisations representing all key stakeholders in a construction project, including clients, consultants, sub-contractors and suppliers. The study recommends awareness of the NMCP be raised throughout the industry, and simplified information must be made available to help widen uptake of these contemporary procurement methods. Addressing the dearth of research concerning the use of NMCP within the industry, this study makes a niche contribution to the body of knowledge on construction cost management by illustrating the potential offered by these new procurement methods for addressing cost escalation. For an industry where collaboration is accepted with reservations, this case study demonstrates how novel collaborative strategies such as open book costing, project bank accounts and shared pain and gain mechanisms can be implemented as part of the procurement strategy and how such strategies can contribute towards minimising the cost escalation inherent in construction projects.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-09-18
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-08-2022-0035
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Causes of disputes in the construction industry – a systematic
           literature review

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      Authors: Pramod Malaka Silva, Niluka Domingo, Noushad Ali Naseem Ameer Ali
      Abstract: The construction industry is complex, human-intensive and driven by monetary values. Hence, disputes are widespread. Initial conflicts among parties may develop into a disastrous dispute that costs the project success and good relationships and affects stakeholders' expectations. There has been a focus on causes of construction-related disputes, and studies over the past three decades have attempted to identify a more comprehensive list of reasons for disputes. Some of these studies' limitations were geographical, project delivery methods and project types. The purpose of this study is to identify the most recent and conclusive list of causes of disputes based on current literature by undertaking a systematic literature review (SLR). Considering the large number of studies that focused on causes of disputes, this study aims to develop a comprehensive list of causes, using a SLR, as it ensures that all previous articles in multiple databases are reviewed to produce a comprehensive outcome. A six-stage SLR was followed from background study to analysis and reporting. Not surprisingly, the number of publications has increased over time, most from the Middle East region. The interconnected nature of the causes was widely emphasised. The SLR has produced eight common core causes of disputes. They are: poor contractual arrangements, employer-initiated scope changes, unforeseen site changes, poor contract understanding and administration, contractor’s quality of works, the inability of the contractor to achieve time targets, non- or delayed payments and poor quality of design. The majority of previous authors realised that disputes could be avoided by parties’ involvement during the early stages, avoiding being opportunistic and acting collaboratively. Even though numerous studies have been carried out to identify the causes of disputes in the construction industry, none did a SLR. This study aggregates all the previous studies that focused on construction-related disputes systematically. Categorising causes based on the party primarily responsible help various stakeholders by providing a distinct list of factors to avoid that contribute to disputes.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-09-12
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-03-2023-0012
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Property tax reassessment among local authorities: the implementation and
           its key challenges

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      Authors: Asma Senawi, Atasya Osmadi
      Abstract: The role of local authorities is crucial in addressing the essential needs of communities, and they possess the right to impose property taxes on all properties within their territory. Property taxes are levied on all properties, contributing to approximately 60% of the local authority’s finances. However, their role in this policy is not frequently understood, primarily in executing property tax reassessment. Hence, this paper aims to reveal property tax reassessment implementation and identify its key challenges. The latest tone of the list record was extracted from the local government division, Ministry of Housing and Local Government Malaysia, to answer the research objective. The data were received on November 2021 by email. Furthermore, through the literature review, the most significant challenges in property tax reassessment were identified, compared and presented. The results highlight that property tax reassessment implementation in West Malaysia is at the level of concern where only two councils have the latest tone of the list. However, larger councils have a higher performance compared to smaller councils. The findings also reveal various challenges in property tax reassessment, such as insufficient human resources, inadequate property systems and software and lack of financial capacity. Others include a shortage of competent assessors, lower public education, political interference and socioeconomic uncertainty. This study offers practical implications to policy and decision-makers in the West Malaysian local authorities. Despite inferior performance by West Malaysian local authorities, there is a need for conducting property tax reassessment activity to ensure the quality and uniformity of the assessment. This study suggests that local government stakeholders and managers should devote more attention to formulating long-term plans and promoting the property tax reassessment practice. The property tax reform could solve the current situation of substandard reassessment activity. This study explains, compares and interprets the actual statistical data through the figures and summarises the challenges of property tax reassessment activity among local authorities.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-07-28
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-04-2022-0022
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Factors causing delays in the UAE construction industry amid the Covid-19
           pandemic

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      Authors: Haitham Alajmani, Salma Ahmed, Sameh Monir El-Sayegh
      Abstract: This paper aims to measure the severity, frequency and importance of the factors causing delays in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) construction industry following the Covid-19 pandemic onset. The study also measures the likelihood of the effects caused by these delays. A mixed approach of both qualitative and quantitative. Literature review was conducted to extract 40 factors of delays and 10 effects of delays. A survey was then administered to construction professionals in the UAE to collect the perceptions on the severity and frequency of factors of the causes of delays using a Likert Scale of 1–5 where 1 represented very low and 5 represented very high. Similarly, the respondents were also asked to rate the likelihood of the occurrence of the effects of the delays based on a Likert scale of 1–5 as well. Furthermore, Spearman’s rank correlation was also conducted to compute the level of agreement between the different parties; owner, consultants and contractors. The results revealed that the top five factors of delays include: award the project for the lowest bidder, delay in progress payment, change orders by the owner, poor subcontractor performance and inadequate planning and scheduling by the contractor. The findings of this study emphasize the financial challenges and economic crisis brought upon the construction industry due to the pandemic. Furthermore, the pandemic also shifted the perceptions of construction professionals, who are now more aware of the delays caused by awarding the project to the lowest bidder who would not have the required qualifications to conduct efficient planning and scheduling that are relevant in the case of extraordinary events such as Covid-19. Moreover, a high level of agreement between the consultants and contractors was observed, with a Spearman’s rank correlation of 0.804. Additionally, the most likely effects of delays concluded from this study were time overrun/extension and poor quality of work. Literature review is very rich in the field of construction projects delays. However, there is very limited research on the impact of Covid-19 in the context of construction projects delays, and insights from construction professionals regarding this matter are particularly lacking in literature. Therefore, this paper bridges the gap in literature by providing perceptions of construction professionals on the impact of Covid-19 on the factors causing delays in the UAE construction industry. The findings of this research are expected to be an invaluable resource for future to help the construction industry heal faster when encountering similar epidemics or extraordinary events.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-07-13
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-02-2023-0006
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • The disruptive factors and longevity effects of Covid-19 and Brexit on the
           SMEs construction supply chain in the UK

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      Authors: Adekunle Sabitu Oyegoke, Ben Williams Fisher, Saheed Ajayi, Temitope Seun Omotayo, Duga Ewuga
      Abstract: Supply chain disruptions have a significant impact on overall project delivery. This study aims to identify the supply chain disruptive factors and develop a framework to mitigate the disruptive effects on the supply chain. Covid-19 and Brexit disruption and their longevity effects in the short, medium and long term on the supply chain are relied upon to develop the framework. The study adopted a mixed-method approach with a sequential explanatory design. The main disruptive factors were identified through a literature review, and key factors were selected through a focus group exercise. A questionnaire survey was carried out to sample opinions from the practitioners; 41 questionnaires were received and analysed using the relative importance index (RII) method for ranking the factors and percentage frequency distribution to determine the longevity effects. Five follow-up semi-structured interviews were conducted over the telephone and later transcribed. The results of Covid-19 disruption indicate that material cost increase ranked first (RII: 0.863), logistics cost increase and supply chain interaction ranked second and third, respectively. They have long-term, medium-term and short-term longevity effects, respectively. The lowest-rated factors were communication (RII: 0.561), staff shortages (RII: 0.629) and impact on relationships (RII: 0.639). The three most ranked Brexit disruptive factors are supply chain interaction (RII: 0.775), material cost increase (RII: 0.766) and logistic and haulage delay (RII: 0.717). The first two factors have long-term effects, and the logistics and haulage delays have a medium-term impact. The mitigating solutions suggested in the framework are collaborative working, stronger resilience to external forces and better transparency and communication that will lead to good relationships among the supply chain members. The scope of the study was limited to the UK construction industry; however, the pandemic effect on supply chain can serve as critical learning curve in other developed and developing countries. The study will help the government and construction firms to understand the focal areas of importance in solving the supply chain disruption problems based on the effects of Brexit and Covid-19. The research would be useful in ensuring the proactive involvement of the government and contracting firms in their preparedness for similar events in the future. The results could be interpreted for critical learning in other developed/developing countries. Identifying and ranking the supply chain disruptive factors affecting the small‐ and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK construction industry has been the focal point of this study. The study also proposes a simple but effective framework comprising the highly ranked factors, their longevity effects and mitigating measures. This will help the SMEs manage future/similar external events affecting the supply chain.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-07-13
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-11-2022-0057
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Fuzzy quantitative risk allocation model (FQRAM) to guide decision-making
           on risk allocation in Ghanaian public-private partnership (PPP) power
           projects

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      Authors: Augustine Senanu Komla Kukah, De-Graft Owusu-Manu, Edward Badu, David J. Edwards, Eric Asamoah
      Abstract: Public-private partnership (PPP) power projects are associated with varying risk factors. This paper aims to develop a fuzzy quantitative risk allocation model (QRAM) to guide decision-making on risk allocation in PPP power projects in Ghana. A total of 67 risk factors and 9 risk allocation criteria were established from literature and ranked in a two-round Delphi survey using questionnaires. The fuzzy synthetic evaluation method was used in developing the risk allocation model. The model’s output variable is the risk allocation proportions between the public body and private body based on their capability to manage the risk factors. Out of the 37 critical risk factors, the public sector was allocated 12 risk factors with proportions = 50%, while the private sector was allocated 25 risk factors with proportions = 50%. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this research presents the first attempt in Ghana at endeavouring to develop a QRAM for PPP power projects. There is confidence in the model to efficiently allocate risks emanating from PPP power projects.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-07-12
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-10-2022-0055
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Office property price index forecasting using neural networks

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      Authors: Xiaojie Xu, Yun Zhang
      Abstract: The Chinese housing market has witnessed rapid growth during the past decade and the significance of housing price forecasting has undoubtedly elevated, becoming an important issue to investors and policymakers. This study aims to examine neural networks (NNs) for office property price index forecasting from 10 major Chinese cities for July 2005–April 2021. The authors aim at building simple and accurate NNs to contribute to pure technical forecasts of the Chinese office property market. To facilitate the analysis, the authors explore different model settings over algorithms, delays, hidden neurons and data-spitting ratios. The authors reach a simple NN with three delays and three hidden neurons, which leads to stable performance of about 1.45% average relative root mean square error across the 10 cities for the training, validation and testing phases. The results could be used on a standalone basis or combined with fundamental forecasts to form perspectives of office property price trends and conduct policy analysis.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-07-07
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-08-2022-0041
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • An artificial neural network (ANN) approach for early cost estimation of
           concrete bridge systems in developing countries: the case of Sri Lanka

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      Authors: Nirodha Fernando, Kasun Dilshan T.A., Hexin (Johnson) Zhang
      Abstract: The Government’s investment in infrastructure projects is considerably high, especially in bridge construction projects. Government authorities must establish an initial forecasted budget to have transparency in transactions. Early cost estimating is challenging for Quantity Surveyors due to incomplete project details at the initial stage and the unavailability of standard cost estimating techniques for bridge projects. To mitigate the difficulties in the traditional preliminary cost estimating methods, there is a requirement to develop a new initial cost estimating model which is accurate, user friendly and straightforward. The research was carried out in Sri Lanka, and this paper aims to develop the artificial neural network (ANN) model for an early cost estimate of concrete bridge systems. The construction cost data of 30 concrete bridge projects which are in Sri Lanka constructed within the past ten years were trained and tested to develop an ANN cost model. Backpropagation technique was used to identify the number of hidden layers, iteration and momentum for optimum neural network architectures. An ANN cost model was developed, furnishing the best result since it succeeded with around 90% validation accuracy. It created a cost estimation model for the public sector as an accurate, heuristic, flexible and efficient technique. The research contributes to the current body of knowledge by providing the most accurate early-stage cost estimate for the concrete bridge systems in Sri Lanka. In addition, the research findings would be helpful for stakeholders and policymakers to propose policy recommendations that positively influence the prediction of the most accurate cost estimate for concrete bridge construction projects in Sri Lanka and other developing countries.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-06-27
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-09-2022-0048
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
  • Implementing lean construction to improve quality and megaproject
           construction: a case study

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      Authors: Khalil Idrissi Gartoumi, Mohamed Aboussaleh, Smail Zaki
      Abstract: This paper aims to explore a framework for implementing Lean Construction (LC) to provide corrective actions for quality defects, customer dissatisfaction and value creation during the construction of megaprojects. This paper presents a case study involving the construction of the Mohamed VI Tower in Morocco. It is the tallest tower in Africa, with 55 floors and a total height of 250 m. This study of the quality of the work and the involvement of the LC was carried out using the Define–Measure–Analysis–Improve–Control approach from Lean six sigma. It describes the Critical to Quality and analyses the root causes of quality defects, customer dissatisfaction and variation in the quality process. Firstly, the results of this study map the causal factors of lack of quality as established in the literature. Secondly, the LC tools have reduced non-value-added sources of quality waste and, consequently, improved critical quality indicators. This document focuses on one part of the tower’s construction and is limited to a project case in a country where LC is rarely used. This study reinforces the literature reviews, surveys and the small number of case studies that have validated the potential of LC and further clarifies future directions for the practical emergence of this quality improvement approach, especially for large-scale projects.
      Citation: Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
      PubDate: 2023-06-07
      DOI: 10.1108/JFMPC-12-2022-0063
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print (2023)
       
 
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Ángulo Recto. Revista de estudios sobre la ciudad como espacio plural     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Apuntes : Revista de Estudios sobre Patrimonio Cultural - Journal of Cultural Heritage Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arboricultural Journal : The International Journal of Urban Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Architecture and Urban Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Archivio di Studi Urbani e Regionali     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquitectura y Urbanismo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Baltic Journal of Real Estate Economics and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baru : Revista Brasileira de Assuntos Regionais e Urbanos     Open Access  
Belgeo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bhumi : The Planning Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Biblio3W : Revista Bibliográfica de Geografía y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Borderlands Journal : Culture, Politics, Law and Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Brussels Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BUILT : International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin KNOB     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cadernos Metrópole     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Planning and Policy / Aménagement et politique au Canada     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Change Over Time     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cidades, Comunidades e Territórios     Open Access  
Cities & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cities and the Environment (CATE)     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Cities People Places : An International Journal on Urban Environments     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
City & Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
City and Environment Interactions     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
City, Territory and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Cityscape     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Ciudades     Open Access  
Civil and Environmental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Computational Urban Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Continuité     Full-text available via subscription  
Cordis : Revista Eletrônica de História Social da Cidade     Open Access  
Creative Space     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critical Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cuadernos de Desarrollo Rural     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Investigación Urbanística     Open Access  
Current Urban Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Den Gamle By : Danmarks Købstadmuseum (Årbog)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Disasters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
disP - The Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
EchoGéo     Open Access  
Eikonocity. Storia e Iconografia delle Città e dei Siti Europei - History and Iconography of European Cities and Sites     Open Access  
Environment, Space, Place     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Environnement Urbain / Urban Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Estudios del Hábitat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Demográficos y Urbanos     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Planning Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
European Spatial Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
European Urban and Regional Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Forum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Sustainable Cities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Future Cities and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Geoplanning : Journal of Geomatics and Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Glocality     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
História, Natureza e Espaço - Revista Eletrônica do Grupo de Pesquisa NIESBF     Open Access  
Housing Policy Debate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Housing Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Housing, Care and Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Housing, Theory and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
IET Smart Cities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Il Capitale Culturale. Studies on the Value of Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
In Situ. Revue des patrimoines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insights into Regional Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
interFACES     Open Access  
Interiors : Design, Architecture and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Journal of Community Development     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Community Well-Being     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Conflict and Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of E-Planning Research     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Housing and Human Settlement Planning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Housing Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Human Capital in Urban Management     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Rural Law and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Strategic Property Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Town Planning and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
International Journal of Urban Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Planning History Society Proceedings     Open Access  
Joelho : Journal of Architectural Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Architectural / Planning Research and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architecture and Urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of architecture&ENVIRONMENT     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Architecture, Design and Construction     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Biourbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Borderlands Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Delta Urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Environmental Design     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of European Landscapes     Open Access  
Journal of European Real Estate Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Housing Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Land and Rural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Land Use Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Public Space     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Rural and Community Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Rural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Transport and Land Use     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Urban Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Urban Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Urban Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Urban Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Urban Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Urban Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Urban Mobility     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Urban Technology and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Jurnal Arsitektur Lansekap     Open Access  
Jurnal Pengembangan Kota     Open Access  
Jurnal Planologi     Open Access  
Kart og plan     Open Access  
Land     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Land Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Landscape History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Landscape Journal : design, planning, and management of the land     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Landscape Online     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Les Cahiers de la recherche architecturale urbaine et paysagère     Open Access  
Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Métropoles     Open Access  
Mokslas – Lietuvos ateitis / Science – Future of Lithuania     Open Access  
npj Urban Sustainability     Open Access  
On the w@terfront. Public Art. Urban Design. Civic Participation. Urban Regeneration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Oz : the Journal of the College of Architecture, Planning &Design at Kansas State University     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Paisagem e Ambiente     Open Access  
Pampa : Revista Interuniversitaria de Estudios Territoriales     Open Access  
Paranoá : cadernos de arquitetura e urbanismo     Open Access  
Parks Stewardship Forum     Open Access  
Pensum     Open Access  
Polish Journal of Landscape Studies     Open Access  
Pós. Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo da FAUUSP     Open Access  
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Procesos Urbanos     Open Access  
Produção Acadêmica     Open Access  
project baikal : Journal of architecture, design and urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Projets de Paysage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Psychological Research on Urban Society     Open Access  
Quivera     Open Access  
Raumforschung und Raumordnung / Spatial Research and Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Research in Urbanism Series     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Revista Amazônia Moderna     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Desenvolvimento Regional     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais     Open Access  
Revista de Arquitectura     Open Access  
Revista de Design, Tecnologia e Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais e-metropolis     Open Access  
Revista de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território     Open Access  
Revista El Topo     Open Access  
Revista Empresa y Humanismo     Open Access  
Revista Hábitat Sustenable     Open Access  
Revista Márgenes Espacio Arte y Sociedad     Open Access  
Revista Movimentos Sociais e Dinâmicas Espaciais     Open Access  
Revista Transporte y Territorio     Open Access  
Ri-Vista : Ricerche per la progettazione del paesaggio     Open Access  
Risco : Revista de Pesquisa em Arquitetura e Urbanismo     Open Access  
Room One Thousand     Open Access  
RUA     Open Access  
Rural & Urbano     Open Access  
Rural China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Rural Landscapes : Society, Environment, History     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Rural Review : Ontario Rural Planning, Development, and Policy     Open Access  
Rural Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Rural Sustainability Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Scienze del Territorio     Open Access  
Sens public     Open Access  
Seoul Journal of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Smart and Sustainable Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Smart Cities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sociologia urbana e rurale     Full-text available via subscription  
South African Journal of Geomatics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
South Australian Geographical Journal     Open Access  
Space Ontology International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Storia Urbana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Streetnotes     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
tecYt     Open Access  
TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Territoire en Mouvement     Open Access  
Territories : A Trans-Cultural Journal of Regional Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Territorio     Full-text available via subscription  

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