COLLABORATIVE BEHAVIOR IN THE SPANISH BUILDING INDUSTRY: A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE DATASET

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CONGRESO COLLABORATIVE BEHAVIOR IN THE SPANISH BUILDING INDUSTRY: A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE DATASET

Abstract

The objective of this study is to: (1) evaluate the team behavior in the Spanish building industry; (2) investigate the barriers in adopting more integrated delivery methods; and (3) suggest practices to enhance team integration in the Spanish building industry. To achieve these objectives, project managers (owners and contractors) were nterviewed following a questionnaire, which was composed of five parts: characterization, procurement, payment provisions, team characteristics, and team behavior. According to the responses, lump-sum is the main payment approach used. The two-stage RFP and the sole source procurement methods are employed most often. No incentives or partnering (formal or informal) is used by Spanish owners, and communication is considered quite formal. However, owners tend to repeat with project teams, and appreciate the team¿s prior experience as a unit. Moreover, team¿s commitment to project¿s goals is high as well as the team¿s compromise on project issues. Owners more often favor the timeliness of communications, whereas team chemistry is rated higher by contractors.