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The verification process of subcontracted work in the civil engineering industry

Lubbers, B.W.J. (2020) The verification process of subcontracted work in the civil engineering industry.

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Abstract:The civil engineering industry has experienced a shift in the responsibilities from the client to the contractor with contractors no longer focussing solely on construction tasks but also on designing and executing the project. Within these projects, the contractor is responsible for the verification process. However, verification problems are often experienced when parts of the project are performed by subcontractors. This research aims to identify these problems and find potential solutions for contractors. A theoretical framework has been created to analyse the verification process, consisting of three main activities: prepare for verification, perform verification and manage results for verification. A case study has been conducted to identify verification problems. This research found that if verification activities are not performed according to theory, problems are likely to occur. One example of this was demonstrated in the case study, where a number of problems were related to a lack of coordination of the verification activities. Problems were also experienced that were not directly related to the framework but arose from the collaboration with the subcontractor. This document proposes a number of solutions for these problems, including the need for clear assignment of accountability and responsibility of the verification process at all stages of the project.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Programme:Construction Management and Engineering MSc (60337)
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