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Unravelling causes of defects in construction

Jingmond, Monika LU and Ågren, Robert LU (2015) In Construction Innovation 15(2). p.198-218
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to identify the primary root causes of defects in terms of why they persist in construction, despite the increasing implementation of quality systems. Defects in construction continue to be a source of concern in the construction industry. There have been studies that have tried to identify causes of defects. Although concepts are usually related to organisational factors, previous studies have been carried out on an operational level. There is a well-trodden area within the literature relating to the operational level, but little is known about the causes of defects on a higher, organisational level within construction.
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Cognitive mapping, Production process, Project management, Defects, Construction management, Organisational effectiveness
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Construction Innovation
volume
15
issue
2
pages
198 - 218
publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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  • scopus:84928795007
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1471-4175
DOI
10.1108/CI-04-2014-0025
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English
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  author       = {Jingmond, Monika and Ågren, Robert},
  issn         = {1471-4175},
  keyword      = {Cognitive mapping,Production process,Project management,Defects,Construction management,Organisational effectiveness},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {198--218},
  publisher    = {Emerald Group Publishing Limited},
  series       = {Construction Innovation},
  title        = {Unravelling causes of defects in construction},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/CI-04-2014-0025},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2015},
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