A Preliminary Survey of Factors Influencing Project Cost Estimating Practice in the Klang Valley of Malaysia

Toh, Tien Choon and Lim, Cheng Sim and Ting, Connie and Ali, Kherun Nita and Aliagha, Godwin Uche and Goh, Kai Chen (2014) A Preliminary Survey of Factors Influencing Project Cost Estimating Practice in the Klang Valley of Malaysia. In: 2nd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Civil Engineering, ICMEMSCE 2013, 25 - 26 October 2013, Beijing, China. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The objective of the survey which was conducted in the Klang Valley of Malaysia was to prioritise factors that are considered by building contractors in estimating the construction cost of buildings. Respondents selected by simple random sampling have been asked to assign a one-to-five rating for each of the total of 79 cost factors identified from the literature review. The result of the preliminary survey of factors influencing project cost estimating practice of building contractors has indicated that only 35 cost factors have been regarded by the respondents from small, medium and large building construction companies as highly relevant for building construction projects. 'Client requirements on quality' was found to be the most significant cost factor influencing the construction cost of buildings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building projects; Cost estimating; Cost factors; Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Construction
Faculty of Built Environment > Construction Contract Management
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2014 07:40
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2014 07:40
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/473

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