Journal article

CAUSES OF CONTRACTORS' CLAIMS IN INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING-PROCUREMENT-CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Wenxin Shen, Wenzhe Tang, Wenyang Yu, Colin F Duffield, Felix Kin Peng Hui, Yongping Wei, Jun Fang

JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT | VILNIUS GEDIMINAS TECH UNIV | Published : 2017

Abstract

Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) method has increasingly been applied in international markets. In this research, the causes of contractors’ claims in international EPC projects are modeled and empirically tested with industry survey, structural equation modeling and case studies from the perspective of Chinese contractors. The established model outlines the causes of contractors’ claims as: external risk (sociopolitical risks, economic risks, and natural hazards), clients’ organizational behavior (untimely payment, change orders, and inefficient processing), and project definition in contract (unclear scope of works, and unclear technical specification). The structural equation mo..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering


Awarded by Major Science and Technology Research Project of Power China


Funding Acknowledgements

The work described in this paper was supported by a grant from/ Many thanks are given to the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51379104, 51579135,51079070, 50539130 and 70671058), State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering (Grant Nos. 2013-KY-5, 2015-KY-5, 2009-ZY-7), and Major Science and Technology Research Project of Power China (Grant Nos. DJ-ZDZX-2015-01-02, DJ-ZDZX-2015-01-07). The authors thank Sinohydro and the respondents for the valuable information they provided during the survey.