Journal article

Improving design performance by alliance between contractors and designers in international hydropower EPC projects from the perspective of Chinese construction companies

Q Zhang, W Tang, J Liu, Colin Duffield, FKP Hui, L Zhang, X Zhang

Sustainability | MDPI AG | Published : 2018

Abstract

© 2018 by the authors. Extant literature lacks a systematic framework addressing the mechanisms of the alliance functional process and its impacts on management activities together with performance in delivering Engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) projects. This study quantitatively investigates the cause-effect relationships among these themes by building and validating a conceptual model of contractor-designer alliance in international hydropower EPC projects. With the support of data collected from an industry survey, the results reveal the key design problems, application of contractor-designer alliance, design management level and performance, which form a sound basis for design ..

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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

Many thanks are offered to the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51379104, 51579135, 51079070), and State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering (Grant Nos. 2013-KY-5, 2015-KY-5). Major Science and Technology Research Project of Power China (Grant Nos. DJ-ZDZX-2015-01-02, DJ-ZDZX-2015-01-07).