CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

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CONGRESO CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Abstract

The literature demonstrates a lack of consensus and consistency to identify critical succes factors (CSFs) for different construction operations. Therefore, the objectives of the study are to: (1) identify and categorize CSFs from literature; (2) examine the limitations of the current practices; and (3) recommend future studies. CSFs from the existing literature were categorized according to their emphasis on project outcomes, delivery methods, project types and partnering processes. Upper management support, commitment, constructability reviews,teamwork, communication, and building trusts emerged as the shared key elements of success in most construction activities. Previous studies¿ major limitation lays in the emphasis on experts¿ subjective prioritization of CSFs and the limited number of empirical studies. The results of the study also demonstrate that there is a great potential for investigating CSFs for emerging delivery methods, and for exploring the causality relationships between CSFs and project success.