|M.Sc Student||Ben Oz Chanan|
|Subject||Identification and Analysis of Root Causes for Construction|
|Department||Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering||Supervisor||Professor Yehiel Rosenfeld|
Costs apportioned to repairing building deficiencies account for 10% to 15% of total project cost and significantly affect the profitability of construction firms. The purpose of this study was to identify the root causes of building deficiencies . Our hypothesis was that the root causes could be isolated, and classified into clearly distinguished primary groups.
The main research method was Root Cause Analysis, employing a technique endorsed by the American Society for Quality. The method’s five stages are as follows:
The three main products of this study are the following:
§ Work methods 45%
§ Manpower 34%
§ Management 19%
§ Mechanized equipment 1%
§ Raw Materials 1%
recommendations for implementation includes tactical ones, referring to the construction site, and strategic ones, referring to th construction industry at large.