Construction Organisation’s Planning and Implementation: The Case Between Conceptualization and Implementation Teams

Rashen Maharaj, Innocent Musonda, Adetayo Onososen

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Project failure linked to poor performance of construction firms has highlighted the effectiveness of the tendering process in selecting capable contractors. Therefore, tender decisions are key to the success of a project from the conception to the completion of the project. The disconnect between decisions made during tendering and the execution of the project also is further challenging to the success of the project and overall productivity of the constructions sector. It is vital that the teams are aligned, as this will lead to project success and ultimately, organizational success. This research paper focuses on literature and research interviews conducted within South African construction organizations to establish the gap or cause of the disconnect between the two teams. The analysed research interviews present findings that indicate the results of the disconnect which are due to a lack of systems or procedures and siloed processes and structures within the organizations interviewed. The researcher recommends that further investigations need to be carried out to develop a solution that would standardize, systemize, integrate, and cross-skill the handover process between the estimators and project teams.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction in 5D
Subtitle of host publicationDeconstruction, Digitalization, Disruption, Disaster, Development - Proceedings of the 15th Built Environment Conference, 2021
EditorsTheo C. Haupt, Mariam Akinlolu, Fredrick Simpeh, Christopher Amoah, Zakheeya Armoed
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783030977474
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event15th Built Environment Conference, 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 27 Sept 202128 Sept 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565


Conference15th Built Environment Conference, 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • Construction organisation
  • Construction planning
  • Tendering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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