Mohammed Kishk

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This paper summarises the difficulties in the application of life cycle costing (LCC) as a decision making tool in the construction industry on the parts of the client, the analyst and the industry practices. Life cycle costing encompasses a great deal of uncertainty, functions of which are data imperfection, randomness and ambiguity. The traditional use of(More)
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SUMMARY Life Cycle Costing (LCC) has become increasingly important in construction over the last few years. However, despite its importance, it has found limited application so far. Two of the main barriers in its application are the shortage of LCC data and the complexity of the technique itself. This paper presents a computer-integrated environment, which(More)
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The growing rate of delays in project delivery is considered a major criticism of the construction companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This paper aims to investigate the causes and effects behind the delays pertaining to delivery of construction projects in the UAE. The study is exploratory in nature, and incorporates a pilot questionnaire survey(More)
Life Cycle Costing (LCC) techniques are being used across a wide range of projects across different industries and have attracted considerable attention. However, LCC techniques are not widely used within the construction industry because of problems associated with LCC related processes such as data capture, reliability and certainty. Recent technological(More)
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The RICS COBRA Conference is held annually. The aim of COBRA is to provide a platform for the dissemination of original research and new developments within the specific disciplines, sub-disciplines or field of study of: Management of the construction process • Cost and value management • Building technology • Legal aspects of construction and procurement •(More)
The RICS COBRA Conference is held annually. The aim of COBRA is to provide a platform for the dissemination of original research and new developments within the specific disciplines, sub-disciplines or field of study of: Management of the construction process • Cost and value management • Building technology • Legal aspects of construction and procurement •(More)
The RICS COBRA Conference is held annually. The aim of COBRA is to provide a platform for the dissemination of original research and new developments within the specific disciplines, sub-disciplines or field of study of: Management of the construction process • Cost and value management • Building technology • Legal aspects of construction and procurement •(More)