2019 CSCE Annual Conference - Laval (Greater Montreal)

2019 CSCE Annual Conference - Laval (Greater Montreal) Conference

Defining Effort for Collaborative Project Success

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Mr. Sean Mulholland, University of Colorado Denver (Presenter)
Dr. Caroline Clevenger, University of Colorado, USA

Collaborative contracts, such as those used for Integrated Project Delivery, create an expectation of high effort by all project team members. These contracts typically incentivize effort, but a unified definition and understanding of effort is not well understood. Project participants of two collaborative projects were surveyed, and results reveal varied definitions of and, thus, varied expectations of effort from survey respondents. Limited research exists regarding the economic quantification of such subjective factors across project-based activities, and, specifically, there is a gap in research surrounding the quantification of the role that effort plays in project-based work in the construction industry. The objective of this research is to introduce and begin to address a quantifiable and measurable definition of effort for use in collaborative construction projects.