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Influence of Material Management on Construction Project

Influence of Material Management on Construction Project

Abstract- Material management in construction industry is a key for successful undertaking, running and completion of any construction project. This review paper is based on the analysis of the influence of the material management on the construction project which is possible by identifying common factors for the building construction. One of the main difficulties in delaying construction projects is improper materials and equipment management. In this study, factors affecting effective material management and cost overrun listed in accordance with the most affecting factors based on literature review. Therefore the proper management of this single largest element can improve the output and price efficiency of a project and help ensure its timely completion.
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A study report on material management in construction industry

A study report on material management in construction industry

Material management is a major problem in a construction project for many years. In construction field construction materials consumes 50 to 60 % of overall cost of a project. Nowadays, successful material management of construction has to be based on the innovative techniques. This paper work helps to explore material management techniques used in present days and identify the factors that affects material management. This project also involves applying ABC analysis for a residential building. The material management literatures and some material management techniques are studied. A questionnaire survey is used to identify the current practices in material management. The main recommendation of this research is using material management techniques to determine the required quantities of materials for reducing the time and errors.
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Assessment of Role of Material Management in Construction Projects

Assessment of Role of Material Management in Construction Projects

This section of the paper analyses the results of the survey and draws the conclusions which establish the ranking of factors affecting material management. Data collected from 90 respondents were analysed from different construction firms. The responses received were relatively balanced with 32% of Site engineers, 25.56% of project engineers, 17.78% of contractors, 13.33 % of store managers, 7.78% of supervisors, and 3.34% of design coordinators. A from building and 12 from civil contractors. Most of the building contractors are involved with commercial contracts. The civil contractors are involved in road constructions and other works.
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Enhancing Material Tracking Practices of Material Management in Construction Project

Enhancing Material Tracking Practices of Material Management in Construction Project

However, Meng (2012) had done research and identified that shortage of materials and material handling was one of the causes to project delay and cost overruns. Material shortage or scarcity was one of the basic factors for construction project delay. This lacking in material handling, storage, and deprivation of inventory controls was mainly due to the convenient ways of material management that are time-consuming and paper-based. When we talked about paper based, there is too much lacking that can be said. First, the material inventory needs to be calculated manually and sometimes we need to face scattered paper and data loss due to the perishable of the paper (Kasim, 2011; Ondiek & Ondera, 2012). The biggest disadvantage of material management using convenient ways was that we need to verify and prove the materials using physical contact which is time-consuming (Véronneau & Roy, 2009).
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Material management by using SAP in real estate construction sector

Material management by using SAP in real estate construction sector

Material management (MM) module of SAP is the best solution for material management in construction industry. By using SAP a 100 % data related to material management is centrally stored/saved on the server. SAP streamlines all the business functionalities and gives desired result in a single click. An SAP system can help to improve the communication within an organization. SAP is user friendly i.e. information will be obtained as and when required.

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Use of Various Techniques of Material Management for Construction of Industrial Building

Use of Various Techniques of Material Management for Construction of Industrial Building

The ABC analysis, VED analysis & SDE analysis are different techniques of material management. These techniques can lead to effective material management in construction projects. ABC analysis is based on inventory value of material.VED analysis gives Priority to utility of material whereas SDE analysis gives availability of material in market.

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Role of Construction Waste Material Management in Construction Industry: Causes, Effects and Case Study

Role of Construction Waste Material Management in Construction Industry: Causes, Effects and Case Study

The present research on the’ Role of Construction Waste Material Management in Construction Industry: Causes, Effects and Case Study’ arrived at following conclusions from the Questionnaire Survey and after all data analysis of case study. Construction industry is one of the major industry involving prominent use of materials, manpower, plants, machinery and money. Out of these, concentration is given on material and its waste in these study. Construction waste is mostly generated due to improper management, non-implementation of waste reduction techniques, contractors and sub- contractors non responsibility, non-awareness on Construction Waste Management, Poor site management , Improper handling and storage of material , Negligence in supervision , Poor workmanship , Design Lacuna, clients demand and unreasonable changes during execution of project. Construction waste has an adverse impact on environment. All these should be taken care off. Construction waste leads to rise in cost of project which may hamper the budget provisions. Construction waste causes wastage of limited resources.
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Different Sections Effecting Material Management in Construction Industry Pakistan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

Different Sections Effecting Material Management in Construction Industry Pakistan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

ABSTRACT: Material management is in the leading concerns facing professionals in construction industry globally. The industry has a prominent part in economic growth for countries all universally. This study highlights the factors affecting material management which lead to cost overrun in the construction industry of Peshawar (Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa) Pakistan. Improvement in material management and proactive approach in planning & management results in saving of cost and time. This study emphasized on various factors for improving material management practices and cost controlling in construction industry of Kpk, Pakistan. Questionnaire survey and practical material management approach assessment was adopted to assess the effect of each factor. The relative importance index (RII) of all the twenty (20) factors, affecting material management and cost was calculated. This study was also compared with the factors and procedures, affected material management and cost with projects studied as case studies in the target area, which can be utilized by the project managers to consider certain features related to material management and cost in diverse areas. The foremost factors which are sorted out and conclusions of this study will help project managers to anticipate weak areas of material management and cost impacts in their projects to offer precise approaches for project success.
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Improving Effective Material Management by Identifying Common Factors in Building Construction Project  

Improving Effective Material Management by Identifying Common Factors in Building Construction Project  

The research methods which used for data analysis regarding factors disturbing material management were called Relative Important Index (RII). Relative Importance Index were used to determine the relative importance of many factors affecting construction material management in construction firms and used for ranking delays in many construction industries. The five-point scale (Likert scale) ranged from one (very little degree affect) to five (very high degree affect) is adopted and transformed to relative importance indices for each factor as follows:
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Factors Affecting Material Management on Construction Site

Factors Affecting Material Management on Construction Site

in any organization to support the management in the production activities. It also helps in the marketing, sales promotion and control of all the types of materials for its quantity, quality and cost. Thus, the objective of this paper is to find out the factors affecting material management on construction site & suggest remedial measures on it. This study describes the general procedure followed by small, medium & large construction firms in Maharashtra, India and factors affecting the material management for all three sizes of construction firms. To overcome these factors some remedial measures were suggested.
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Effects Of Material Management Techniques On Construction Project Success: Perspective Of Material Managers In Northern Region Of Ghana

Effects Of Material Management Techniques On Construction Project Success: Perspective Of Material Managers In Northern Region Of Ghana

pre- construction survey on material (0.901), providing material cards at site store that contain for example (input-output balance) (0.865), providing materials purchase order including for example (order number-material description- required quantity-price) (0.747), as well as planning the access rout and site lay out before delivering materials to site (0.727) follow in that order. The combined effect of the above variables on construction materials management is 42.33%. With respect to component 2, Table 4.3 shows that good business relationship (open and mutual trust) with suppliers emerged highest with a factor loading of (0.924). This is followed by prompt payment to suppliers (0.912), offering closer and long term working relations with supplies (0.828), and providing clear specification to suppliers (0.689) follow in that order. The combined effect of the variables on construction material management is 16.97%. Table 4.3 further indicates that, employment of security personnel on site emerged highest in component 3 with a factor loading of (0.871). This is followed by employment of store keeper (0.778); and providing lighting systems at vintage points (0.768) follow in that order. The combined effect of the above variables on construction material management is 10.77%. Table 4.3 shows that use of skilled and experienced workers emerged highest in component 4 with a factor loading of (0.910); this was followed by training of workers (0.838). The combined effect of the variables on construction materials management is 7.75%. Table 4.3 indicates that using basic technology like mobile telephony or laptop or internet for knowing the new materials and their prices and for tracking materials in the opinion of the respondents should be the 5 th most significant factor for construction materials management
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Analysis of  Improper Material Management Affecting Cost in Construction Projects

Analysis of Improper Material Management Affecting Cost in Construction Projects

Abstract—The paper aims to fill a void created by the absence of proper materials management on construction sites. Research has shown that construction materials accounts for 50-60% of the total cost in construction projects. For a productive and cost efficiency, material management is very essential. Material mismanagement decrease the contractor’s profit leading to huge losses, and leaving the project in big troubles, therefore the proper management of this single largest component can improve the productivity and cost efficiency of a project and help ensure its timely completion. The existing construction material management practices of contracting companies are investigated in this paper. The study was exclusively assessed through questionnaire survey, interviews, field visits and discussion with the concerned authorities. 26 factors were selected for the proper assessment of most critical factors. The factors are ranked according to the degree of significance as assessed by the respondents. The results obtained from the ranking factors shows that the top five major’s causes of cost overruns are: design issues, market condition, store issues, contractor issues and external issues. Recommendations are given for reducing the material mismanagement in the construction industry.
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Design of Material Management Module for Construction Industry

Design of Material Management Module for Construction Industry

Effective material management is a key factor required for construction project to be successful. It has evolved and changed through years with respect to the ever-growing complexities in projects [1] . The application of computerized technology in construction industry can improve the performance of construction activities and make the information flow much easier [10]. The use of web application can minimize the complexities in planning and controlling of material in a construction site and reduce the human efforts and increase the efficiency. Conventional site management systems utilize few computer application programs like, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word etc. This type of software applications requires computer professionals or experienced engineers in that field. In addition, it takes more time to manage all the resources in a construction industry. So, there is a need for a user-friendly computer software system to handle all the management functions effectively. This can be operated by supervisors or by common people without undergoing much difficulty. 2. METHODOLOGY
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MATERIAL MANAGEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION SITE ?A REVIEW

MATERIAL MANAGEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION SITE ?A REVIEW

Abstract: The highly competitive environment, linked to the globalization phenomena, demands from industries more agility, better performance and the constant search for cost reduction. This goal can be achieved by improvements in internal materials handling management. Materials handling is intrinsically associated with production flow. This paper revealed the development in the material management on fast track construction using different research models and technologies. This literature review will definitely help to improve different material management for successful completion of construction project sites.
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Construction Material Management on Project Sites

Construction Material Management on Project Sites

Material management is an approach for planning, organizing, and controlling all those activities principally concerned with the flow of materials into an organization. The goal of material management is to ensure that construction materials are available at their point of use when needed. The material management system attempts to ensure that the right quality and quantity of materials are appropriately selected, purchased, delivered and handled on site in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost. Material management is the system for planning and controlling all of the efforts necessary to ensure that the correct quality and quantity of materials are properly specified in a timely manner, are obtained at a reasonable cost and most importantly are available at the point of use when required. Thus Materials management is an important element in project management.
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Analyzing Inventory Control Techniques of Material Management in Construction

Analyzing Inventory Control Techniques of Material Management in Construction

Abstract— Construction materials account for more than 50% of the total cost of the project. Efficient materials management plays a major role in the successful completion of the project within estimated cost and time. This study mainly focuses on Materials planning and Inventory control as these are the major aspects of materials management. S- curve analysis is performed to measure the deviation in planned materials cost and actual materials cost. S-curve analysis is performed for 5construction projects in which 3 projects are for commercial purpose and 2 projects are for residential purpose. The result of the S-curve analysis show that the actual materials cost is higher than the planned materials cost in any type of construction. The major reasons for cost variance are identified and corrective actions are suggested. Inventory control techniques such as ABC classification and EOQ analysis are performed to maintain the inventory in an optimum level. Inventory control techniques are applied for a construction in ongoing status. By applying inventory control techniques such as ABC classification and EOQ analysis the stock out problems of some A-class materials can be avoided. EOQ analysis also helps to save some substantial amount of money if price hike in materials is predicted in advance and this savings can be utilized for other purposes related with the project. After the application of ABC and EOQ analysis, the total cost of inventory will be reduced.
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Material Management and Sustainability of County Construction Projects in Garissa County, Kenya

Material Management and Sustainability of County Construction Projects in Garissa County, Kenya

According to Seah (2009), it is worth noting that the past three years have seen unprecedented construction cost escalation, with escalation running at over 10% per annum in many parts of the country. This has put tremendous pressure on all aspects of project design, including the sustainable features. Even with this pressure, many projects are still able to deliver successful green strategies, and achieve their sustainable goals. The most successful are those which had clear goals established from the start, and which integrated the sustainable elements into the project at an early stage. Projects that viewed the elements as added scope, tended to experience the greater budget difficulties.
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Use of EOQ & BEP in Construction for Material Management

Use of EOQ & BEP in Construction for Material Management

Abstract: In construction industry the problem of exceeding the overall estimated budget often arises and it seems quite challenging to be precise all the time. Its need to overcome such problems for that the proper use of inventory control or material planning is needed which is achieved by inventory management. In any construction project the working capital consist of 60- 70% material cost of the total cost of the project. A properly implemented materials management program can achieve the timely flow of materials and equipment to the job site and thus facilitate improved workforce planning, increased labor productivity, better schedules and lower project costs. The main objective of our study is to select the Qualitative analysis technique such as Economic order Quantity (EOQ), Break Even Analysis (BEP) and to maintain sufficient stock of raw material and Control investment in inventories and give pragmatic suggestion for Future work. Thus, the cost effectiveness can be achieved.
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Effective Management of Construction Material Using Inventory Control Techniques on Commercial Building Project

Effective Management of Construction Material Using Inventory Control Techniques on Commercial Building Project

The main objective of this research is to study the existing material management system of commercial building. Finally to implement a material management system with application of various inventory control techniques. There are many modern control techniques are available like Always Better Control(ABC), Economical order Quantity(EOQ), Fast-moving slow-moving Non-moving(FSN), High Medium Low(HML), XYZ, Seasonal off seasonal(SOS), Vital Essential Desirable(VED), Government ordinary local foreign(GOLF), Scare Difficult Easily(SDE) Analysis.
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Construction Management

Construction Management

Since its inception, the Department of Construction Management has hired faculty with a beneficial blend of academic preparation, successful teaching experience at the college and/or university level, and a minimum of five years actual experience managing construction operations. This faculty hiring practice underscores our commitment that our CM faculty teaches not only from a base of significant academic and prior instructional accomplishment, but that they also teach with the benefit of deep personal experience within the construction management industry itself. Construction companies that routinely recruit and hire our graduates tell us that this practical experience on the part of our faculty tends to make the biggest difference in the quality of our program for our students.
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