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Cost control in construction project of the site

Mohd Iskandar Zulkarnain, Talib (2010) Cost control in construction project of the site. Faculty of Civil Engineering and Earth Resources , Universiti Malaysia Pahang .


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Cost control is an important issue in construction project management. It is widely practiced by contractors in Malaysia and needs to carry out throughout the life of a project. A brief interview with a class A contractor found out that the contractor lack the knowledge of cost control system. Hence, a study is carried out to study the cost control method in a construction project, to identify the cost control method frequently used by class A contractor during the construction stage and to identify the problem faced by the class A contractor in controlling the costs on site. The study is carried out in the district of Batu Pahat, Kuantan, and Muar. A total of 20 questionnaires were sent to the class A contractor and the data analyzed using the average index and frequency analysis. From the study, the main problem faced by the class A contractor are shortages of material, labor or mechanical plant, difficulty in collection of cost data, ever-changing environment of construction work, qualified expertise, duration of the project and additional costs to carry out the cost control system.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building - Cost control Construction industry - Management
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Shamsor Masra Othman
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 04:28
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 07:57
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