Roshana Takim

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The concept of value for money (VFM) is the fundamental reason for most PFI projects to be attractive in many developed and developing countries. The concept encourages governments to deliver Mega projects by using PFI procurement method. The aims of this paper are to investigate the notion of VFM for PFI projects by different countries (i.e. UK, Australia(More)
The construction industry is generally considered to have under performed compared to other industries. Not only that, the UK construction industry has been criticised for not performing at the same level as that of other developed countries. In relation to this, the UK working groups on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) have identified ten parameters for(More)
Corruption in construction is a fiduciary crime that is believed to slowly penetrate the construction sectors in countries around the world. It that can reduce the efficiency, effectiveness and equity of infrastructure services that resulted in construction projects that is unnecessary, unsuitable, and defective. In order to control effectively the level of(More)
The construction industry is still plagued by poor quality, poor workmanship, poor safety and health environment, and poor practices. The current main problem in the Malaysian Construction Industry is delayed projects under the Ninth Malaysia Plan. The idea of introducing formal risk assessment among Malaysian contractors during the project planning stage(More)
Of late, the concept of Value Management (VM) is becoming vital in the implementation of construction projects. Value Management is a systematic and innovative methodology with multi-disciplinary approach targeted to achieve better value of construction products. However, VM is criticized for the fact that it focused solely on value for money, lack of(More)
Building defects are always the key concern in the construction projects. Defects represent not only a loss to the project but also hamper the smooth running of the building when in operation when completed. Recognising the need to resolve the continuing problem of defects in their projects, the clients of public hospital projects in Malaysia piloted a(More)
In general, many contractors in Malaysia are found to have a limited expertise in developing an appropriate strategy to mitigate project risks. Consequently, this has led contractors struggling to complete the project on schedule, within the client's budget and quality parameters. This was proven by the current issues on the delayed projects reported in the(More)
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