Project Maturity Analysis in Civil Construction

Project Maturity Analysis in Civil Construction

Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5864-4.ch012

Abstract

This chapter applies a macroview of civil construction, punctuating its particularities and challenges for the implementation of projects in the country. The objective of this analysis is to provide sufficient elements to compose a panorama of the civil construction sector in the country, highlighting points in common with organizations related to the theme in the world, allowing establishing justifications for the result found in the maturity research contained in this work.
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The Civil Construction Sector

According to CBIC (2017), Brazil experienced a lower investment for construction in the current period, with less construction in progress due to the decrease of GDP.

For the organizations and nations that want to be recognized for the legacy of infrastructure left for future generations, it is imperative to consider issues that go beyond constructability, pointing to concerns expressed in the VIP (value improvement practices) that address a better use of natural resources, but also the increase excellence in the execution of the sector's.

The way of delimiting the business requirements that are relevant to the sector, it can be considered a major responsible for the maturity in the construction industry:

  • Capability of investment planning based on market growth;

  • The allocation of resources for the provision of infrastructure projects;

  • The importance of investment in renewable raw materials;

  • The level of compliance with public and market policies;

In addition to these important drivers, we can highlight the growth in the use of renewable resources.

In this context, the greater the maturity of project management in the sector, the more prepared the organization will be to face the challenges of sustainability, competition and financial results.

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The Application And Evaluation Of The Proposed Case

Data Collect

According to Triviños (1987), one of the main benefits of case study is the deepening of a certain reality. In this case, the results obtained by means of these are valid only for the specific case of the study. According to Yin (2001), the case study brings to the fore the understanding of individual, organizational, social and political aspects.

The evaluation was carried out through field research, where a commercial infrastructure construction company was selected. It was decided to evaluate the maturity in project management, following the guidelines of the proposed model. The research work was directed to the responsible project manager, having wide experience in project management in the sector, was able to respond to the enterprise management approach of the company. The field study technique was used, and a semi-structured questionnaire was applied based on the proposed model.

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