Learning practices as a tool for quality costs reduction in construction projects
Rework remains a significant problem for construction projects. It is widely recognized that the cost of rework can have an adverse impact on project budgets and companies' performance. The issue of rework costs in construction projects can be addressed by the implementation of learning practices pertaining to quality management. However, the number of empirical studies that have sought to determine the impact of learning practices on reduction of amount of rework is limited. The research presented in this paper tries to analyze the correlation between the extent to which learning practices are implemented in companies and the impact on the rework costs reduction. Using a questionnaire survey, the data was obtained from 30 construction companies from Russia. The findings show the notable negative correlation between the extent of learning practices implementation and the changes in the costs of rework. The fuller the learning practices are implemented, the more the rework costs reduction occurs. At the same time, the extent to which the learning practices are used in Russian construction companies is from low to moderate. Therefore, the learning activities in the area of quality management should be fuller implemented in order to reduce the rework costs and ultimately improve projects and companies performance.
Today the increasing number of constant consumers is a strategic aim for any organization which is possible to be achieved only under condition of continuous perfection of organizational activity quality. If the service representation doesn't correspond to the consumers’ expectations they lose their interest to the service organization, if it does correspond or surpass their expectations they probably would readdress to service provider. For this reason the service organization should more precisely reveal consumers requirements and expectations, namely provider should constantly measure its service quality.
In the given work approaches by the Russian and foreign researchers in the field of quality management are studied and analyzed in details, namely:
- approaches to the «service quality» definition;
- the basic components of service quality management process;
- service organization quality model.
The purpose of research work consists of ISQM (Innovation System of Quality Management) model creation taking into account features of TCS providing, which, in turn, is targeted on TCS company purposes achievement in the field of quality by means of:
- setting the control values of TCS quality indicators;
- measuring of the reached results and their comparison with expected results;
- effective management decision making as a result of carrying out the analysis of managerial activity in the field of quality on the basis of the report containing recommendations for the company activity improvement, prepared due to the results of measuring and collecting quality indicators.
The Bill on amendments to Part II of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation consists of legislation provisions on a new limited interest in land - a right to development. The principal difference between the new model of development and the right to development concept in Russian and foreign treaties and the Concept of civil legislation development is pointed out in the article. Hence, a comparative analysis of the notion, provisions on the right to development entitlement and the correspondence between the right to development and the right to building is conducted by the author. The problems which can rise during the practical realization of the aforementioned model of the right to development are highlighted in the article.
This book contains the materials of the International conferencs on the problem of Economics, Engeneering and Construction.
In this paper some of the task assignment methods and approaches are examined. The analysis of the algorithms considered is showing their strengths and weaknesses. Also, the ways of further research are presented, which aims to develop a methodology for task assignment in project management area.
The world provides us a lot of opportunities. One of the main challenges for an organization is being safe with its focus on strategic goals and transferring them into results. Organizational project management (OPM) is already for a long time not just a tool or a method but a whole concept to model company’s activity. OPM is a systematic approach aimed at achieving strategic goals. The extent to which an organization uses OPM refers to OPM maturity. The study focuses on maturity models examination and provides a new model for projectized organizations. The results of this research can be used to assess and develop maturity in projectized organizations. The structure of the paper is as follows: a review on the evolution and general types of MM; an OPM model presentation the results of its testing in a real company; and finally the general recommendations on MM application.
Smoking is a problem, bringing signifi cant social and economic costs to Russiansociety. However, ratifi cation of the World health organization Framework conventionon tobacco control makes it possible to improve Russian legislation accordingto the international standards. So, I describe some measures that should be taken bythe Russian authorities in the nearest future, and I examine their effi ciency. By studyingthe international evidence I analyze the impact of the smoke-free areas, advertisementand sponsorship bans, tax increases, etc. on the prevalence of smoking, cigaretteconsumption and some other indicators. I also investigate the obstacles confrontingthe Russian authorities when they introduce new policy measures and the public attitudetowards these measures. I conclude that there is a number of easy-to-implementanti-smoking activities that need no fi nancial resources but only a political will.
One of the most important indicators of company's success is the increase of its value. The article investigates traditional methods of company's value assessment and the evidence that the application of these methods is incorrect in the new stage of economy. So it is necessary to create a new method of valuation based on the new main sources of company's success that is its intellectual capital.
портовый менеджмент, показатели деятельности, анализ эффективности, система учета, распределение издержек, методы анализа деятельности портовой системы
At present many industries reveal tendency for setting up of vertically integrated companies (VIC) the structure of which unites all technological processes. This tendency proved its efficiency in oil industry where coordination of all successive stages of technological process, namely, oil prospecting and production -oil transportation - oil processing - oil chemistry - oil products and oil chemicals marketing, is necessary. The article considers specific features of introduction of "personnel management" module at enterprises of oil and gas industry.
vertically integrated companies; personnel management