An FCM-based dynamic modeling of operability and maintainability barriers in road projects

Ghaleenoei, NK, Saghatforoush, E, Mansouri, T ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1539-5546 and Zareravasan, A 2021, 'An FCM-based dynamic modeling of operability and maintainability barriers in road projects' , International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology .

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Abstract

Building a new road infrastructure in the country leads to economic and industrial growth. A massive amount of money is paid by governments to build them; however, they fail due to many reasons related to operability and maintainability (O&M) issues. They are not also completed within the expected budget, time, and quality; so they are not justifiable. As these factors have a strong impact on projects, to reduce the final cost and other mentioned problems, it is necessary to identify the existing O&M barriers, their interrelationships, and their effects on the three mentioned factors. An in-depth literature review is conducted to identify the barriers. The fuzzy cognitive mapping (FCM) technique is used to model O&M barriers using real case data analyses. The findings reveal that managerial factors have more significanct impacts on the project’s success compared to other factors such as organizational, human resource, technology, and project management. Therefore, management methods are very important in developing integration in the project. Identifying, classifying, and determining the effects of barriers to entry of O&M contractors on the cost, time, and quality of road infrastructure projects show the signifcance of conducting this research, which is necessary to deal with the existing barriers. All these ultimately increase quality and reduce time and cost in road infrastructure projects.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology
ISSN: 1996-6814
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Depositing User: T Mansouri
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2021 07:33
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 10:37
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/60991

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