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|Title||Duties and Attributes of Construction Projects Coordination in Gaza Strip|
|Title in Arabic||واجبات وصفات تنسيق المشاريع الانشائية في قطاع غزة|
Construction industry is considered as one of the most important industries in Palestinian economy. It influences and is influenced by the gross domestic product pursuant to the political and economic circumstances. Construction is a complicated industry with multi stakeholders "donors, owners, consultants and contractors", with unstable external and internal circumstances. Coordination can be seen as a process of project managing in an organized manner so that a higher degree of implementation efficiency would be achieved. Inadequate coordination leads to adversarial relationships between construction parties, and violates the project constraints cost, quality and time. The aim of this thesis is to study the duties and attributes of coordination in construction projects in the Gaza Strip. Literature review was carried out, revealed to a lack of formal understanding in coordination of construction project. Nevertheless, the literature review, interviews and researcher experience led to identify 79 coordination duties which have been classified into six groups and 29 coordination attributes which have been classified into four groups. A survey was conducted by filling 184 arbitrated questionnaires. An exploratory factor analysis was applied to categorized coordination duties and attributes deeply into consistent clusters. Case study was investigated and compared with results, to obtain practical evidence of the results and specific information of coordination process in the Gaza Strip projects. The duties results showed the rank of groups': contract implementation group (79.34%), quality and performance group (78.95%), planning and scheduling group (78.90%), health and safety group (78.14%), budget and cash flow group (77.85%) and resources and team management group (76.11%). The most important duties were, firstly, contributing in plan preparing for project procurement, implementation and tracking with RII of 87.89 %. Then, follow up the implementation of all contractual commitments, with RII of 87.09 %. Thirdly, provide an organized information archives as wariness from future claims, with RII of 84.01 %. The attributes results showed the rank of groups': education and gained skills group (83.01 %), technical group (82.26 %), personal group, (79.50 %) and integrity group (67.07 %). The most important attributes were, firstly, his/her integrity to the project, work interest and relationship between parties, with RII of 92.46 %. Then, has sharp charisma and independence in his decision, with RII of 90.40 %. Thirdly, liaison skill with being attractive and using all contact approaches and communication skills professionally, with RII of 88.11 %. There is an essential need for assigning a coordinator for each project or program and providing him with suitable communications and transportation. Both donors and owners recommended qualifying the coordinators in the contractual issues and regulations and widening coordinators authority in budgeting and cost control. The consultants and contractors recommended qualifying the coordinator in materials samples and approval, beside wide experience in project main topic, preferring who has previously worked with project parties.
|Publisher||الجامعة الإسلامية - غزة|
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