Checklist of critical success factors for building projects

M. K. Parfitt, V. E. Sanvido

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Previous research has determined the existence of a set of critical project success factors that play an important role in the planning, design, and construction of successful building projects. The basic form of these success factors originated from the integrated building process model, and were then tested using a series of case-history studies including a formal interview process. This paper presents a checklist that can be used by building professionals as a guideline in predicting the success of a project. The checklist is a management and planning tool for determining potential pitfalls that will permit corrective action before the occurrence of major problems. Items represented in the checklist include questions similar to the questions and categories initially used to gather information for the identification of the critical project success factors. The checklist was developed based on an atmosphere in which the building owner, contractor, and operator work together as a team to develop techniques and relationships for project success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-249
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Management in Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction
  • Industrial relations
  • General Engineering
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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