Benefits of construction data risks management in the construction industry

Ornella Tanga Tambwe, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa, Opeoluwa Akinradewo

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Abstract

Purpose: Data represents a critical resource that enables construction companies’ success; thus, its management is very important. The purpose of this study is to assess the benefits of construction data risks management (DRM) in the construction industry (CI). Design/methodology/approach: This study adopted a quantitative method and collected data from various South African construction professionals with the aid of an e-questionnaire. These professionals involve electrical engineers, quantity surveyors, architects and mechanical, as well as civil engineers involved under a firm, or organisation within the province of Gauteng, South Africa. Standard deviation, mean item score, non-parametric Kruskal–Wallis H test and exploratory factor analysis were used to analyse the retrieved data. Findings: The findings revealed that DRM enhances project and company data availability, promotes confidentiality and enhances integrity, which are the primary benefits of DRM that enable the success of project delivery. Research limitations/implications: The research was carried out only in the province of Gauteng due to COVID-19 travel limitations. Practical implications: The construction companies will have their data permanently in their possession and no interruption will be seen due to data unavailability, which, in turn, will allow long-term and overall pleasant project outcomes. Originality/value: This study seeks to address the benefits of DRM in the CI to give additional knowledge on risk management within the built environment to promote success in every project.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Engineering, Design and Technology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023

Keywords

  • Construction industry
  • Data management
  • Data risks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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