Research Journal of The University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Organization, Technology & Management in Construction: An International Journal
ISSN 1847-5450 print / ISSN 1847-6228 online
udc 62:658(05)

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1. K. W. Andy NG, Andrew Price:

Causes Leading to Poor Site Coordination in Building Projects



It is a common practice for the main contractors of Hong Kong building projects to sublet most of the works to subcontractors. However, most of the subcontractors complain that they are unable to perform to their full capacity due to poor coordination of temporary works and access road to work places etc. Eighteen common site coordination problems and sixteen essential causes to the problems were identified from literature and advices from experienced industrial practitioners. The causes were grouped into three categories: staffing related causes; technical related causes; and management system related causes. The contribution, frequency of occurrence and
aggregated importance of the causes on the quality of main contractors’ coordination during the construction stage were ranked through a questionnaire survey. Unclear job duties was found to be the most important cause. The results of the survey established that the most important causes were mainly associated with management systems, especially communications, rather than staffing or technical related factors.


Subcontracting, site coordination problems, performance