Project management practices in public sector construction

Saudi Arabia

In order to determine the use of project management systems and techniques among clients, consultants and contractors in public-sector construction for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 460 questionnaires were distributed to three highly targeted respondent groups: government agencies, engineering consultants and general contractors. 138 replies were received for a 30% response rate.The questionnaire was designed to investigate the use of project management systems and techniques, and project management procedures for the four main project variables; scope, quality time and cost.The results of the questionnaires revealed that the clients are leading in the use of project management techniques. Consultants have begun using project management systems, most likely due to the demand and expectations of the clients.The contractors have continued to refine existing practices within their own industry.
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