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Assessing the performance of Libyan supervising engineers

Krima, NA, Wood, GD, Aouad, G and Hatush, Z 2007, 'Assessing the performance of Libyan supervising engineers' , Construction Management and Economics, 25 (5) , pp. 509-518.

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Abstract

In the Libyan construction industry, the supervising engineer plays an important role in checking time schedules and protecting the client from delays and associated claims but there is no existing means of determining their proficiency in performing this task. A list of factors identifying a broad range of characteristics and skills necessary for the effective supervision of construction projects is compiled. A field survey comprising semi‐structured interviews and questionnaires with 32 client and contractor project managers experienced in the Libyan construction sector is undertaken. The responses are used to develop a method of assessing the effectiveness of supervising engineers in dealing with construction project delays through a set of weighted criteria which are scored according to currently perceived levels of performance. The results indicate that Libyan supervising engineers are currently deficient in a number of areas, particularly communication skills (33%); obtained scientific, technical and legal knowledge (34%); knowledge in dealing with claims (36%); previous experience (37%); knowledge and use of modern techniques (37%). These factors are therefore a key focus for the professional development needs of supervising engineers and the method of assessment should assist clients in the process of selection and appointment.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: Construction Management and Economics
Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN: 0144-6193
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: M Takhtravanchi
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 11:41
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2015 11:41
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/37596

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