International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences

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Volume 4, Issue 7  (July 2017), Pages:  173-178

Title: Improving the quality of construction project execution at University of Hail

Author(s):  Isam A. Q. A. R. El Badawi 1, *, Mohammed Al-Nais 2, Mohamed ELashmawy 2, 3


1Industrial Engineering Department, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia
2Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia
3Engineering Science Department, Faculty of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Suez University, Suez, Egypt

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The research reported in this study is part of a series of programs on quality in the College of Engineering at the University of Hail (UoH), and funded by the Deanship of Academic Research by a grant for project number (E-27-ME). The programs aim at enhancing the performance level of the current construction projects in the new campus. The project is funded by the deanship of academic research at UoH. The construction projects in the UoH have developed very rapidly, The latest statistics show that approximately 50% of UoH construction has been delayed in the last five years. As a result, the construction projects in UoH are facing a huge deadlines delay, a compromise in quality, and long waiting times to operate the project for academic services. There are several causes for the delay, which are combined into three areas, namely late executive decisions, communication among teams, and unplanned project expansion. The study surveyed the opinion of 169 engineers involved in the projects at UoH and determined the content of the engineering training courses necessary to ensure the improvement of the quality in the execution of construction projects. A survey was distributed among different levels of engineers and a list of courses is suggested to show the survey results. 

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Keywords: Construction, Training, Learning competencies

Article History: Received 21 March 2017, Received in revised form 17 May 2017, Accepted 14 June 2017

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El Badawi IAQAR, Al-Nais M, and ELashmawy M (2017). Improving the quality of construction project execution at University of Hail. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 4(7): 173-178


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