Engaging a Multi-Disciplinary Literature Review in the Development of a Framework to Assess Construction Collaboration
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Collaboration is essential in the construction industry for successful project delivery. There are various factors that impact collaboration and it is essential to understand and implement these key factors within the project team. Several individuals and firms assist in measuring collaboration among the team members in construction industry. However, the effectiveness of these collaboration measurement tools, developed and used in their management practices needs to be validated, to ensure comprehensiveness of the tool. This can aid in enhancing the quality of the measurement tools and authenticating it. Extensive research has been done to discover factors that impact collaboration in a specific field. This research aims at discovering factors that impact construction collaboration through a multi-disciplinary study and developing a Pareto chart and consolidated graph that can aid individuals and firms to identify the key factors. Firms assisting the industry can incorporate the factors identified through this research in their collaboration measurement tools. As a result of this research, the five key factors that impact collaboration are found to be information or knowledge sharing, trust, open communication among the members, joint decision making abilities and a good team composition with diversity among members.
Iyer, Shruthi Ravi (2015). Engaging a Multi-Disciplinary Literature Review in the Development of a Framework to Assess Construction Collaboration. Master's thesis, Texas A & M University. Available electronically from