Exploring the role of team environment in building project performance

Bryan Franz, Behzad Esmaeili, Robert Leicht, Keith Molenaar, John Messner

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Abstract

Design and construction projects incorporate stakeholders from many different organizations, often with conflicting goals, overlapping responsibilities and differing areas of expertise. With an increasing interest in improving the integration and collaboration on construction projects, there is a need for empirical research to understand the contributions of project team interactions to project-level performance. The purpose of this paper is to explore the correlations among several indicators of the collaborative team environment and traditional measures of project success. With the assistance of an industry advisory board, a survey questionnaire was developed to collect detailed information for recently completed building projects in the United States. The questionnaire was distributed via mailing lists, conferences, and industry contacts to reach a diverse set of respondents. Using this large data set of 124 projects, bivariate Spearman rho correlation coefficients are calculated and reported. Significant correlations suggest the role of on-time communication in reducing construction cost growth, higher team chemistry in reducing overall schedule growth, and larger administrative burdens in increasing construction cost growth and final unit cost. Multicollinearity among the measures of team environment suggests the presence of latent variables and the need for future multivariate analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2014
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1997-2010
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780784413517
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, CRC 2014 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: May 19 2014May 21 2014

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress

Other

Other2014 Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, CRC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period5/19/145/21/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction

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    Franz, B., Esmaeili, B., Leicht, R., Molenaar, K., & Messner, J. (2014). Exploring the role of team environment in building project performance. In Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress (pp. 1997-2010). (Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413517.0204