Owners and contractors in construction partnerships cooperate to quickly achieve results with reduced start-up costs, achieve a win-win result for both parties, increase efficiency, and reduce the possibility of conflict in construction projects. This study explored success variables (SVs) in construction partnerships via a novel framework. A questionnaire survey was distributed to experienced practitioners in the Taiwan construction industry. Factor analysis was applied to extract SVs based on the questionnaire results. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was then used to verify the relationships between the SVs identified in construction partnership. The analytical results showed that four success factors (SFs) in construction partnerships (collaborative team culture, long-term quality perspective, consistent objectives, and resource sharing) are closely linked. Success in construction partnership is most strongly influenced by the relationship between collaborative team culture and consistent objectives, while the relationship between collaborative team culture and long-term quality perspective is least significant. Therefore, failure of partnering in construction projects can be minimized and success can be achieved by carefully managing the four SFs.
Chen, Tung-Tsan and Kao, Chih-Han
"A STUDY OF IDENTIFYING SUCCESS VARIABLES FOR CONSTRUCTION PARTNERING VIA SEM FRAMEWORK,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 18:
5, Article 1.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol18/iss5/1