FIG Peer Review Journal


Hand-Over Process Improvement in Large Construction Projects (4301)

Abdelrazik Kandeil and Mohamed K. Hassan (Egypt)
Dr. Mohamed K. Hassan
Associate Professor
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime
P.O. Box 1029
Corresponding author Dr. Mohamed K. Hassan (email: mpharos[at], tel.: 0020181558140)

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Published on the web 2010-01-14
Received 2009-11-19 / Accepted 2010-01-14
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Congress 2010
ISBN 978-87-90907-87-7 ISSN 2308-3441


Abstract-Unlike any other industry, construction industry has not fully implemented TQM philosophy. This can be attributed to the complex nature of construction projects, which has numerous and overlapping activities. The present research is an attempt to solve one of the major problems in large construction projects, manifested in the delay of handing-over apartments to end customer in contracted time. The DMAIC procedures of the Six Sigma, problem-solving methods together with the CPM and PERT project planning techniques have been integrated in this research to achieve the required objective.
Keywords: Professional practice; TQM; Six Sigma; construction management