Best practice of Partnering-redesign of Partnering processes

Ping Chuen Chan, Tony Y.F. Ma, Jian Zuo

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The construction industry is a competitive business and full of risks. The industry is faced with several major problems, such as lack of co-operation, limited trust and in-effective relationships leading to adversarial relationships among project participants. As an innovative procurement approach, Partnering has been used in many construction projects in past decades to achieve better project outcomes and to reduce construction disputes. Through case studies on six recently completed projects, this paper reported both the critical success factors of Partnering projects and major difficulties in implementing Partnering in construction projects. The Partnering processes were re-engineered to improve the Partnering practice in the future. A 'best-practice' of Partnering framework was developed based on the research findings. It is suggested that practitioners in China can refer to this framework during Partnering practices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-97
Number of pages7
JournalTumu Gongcheng Xuebao/China Civil Engineering Journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2007


  • Best practice
  • Process re-engineer
  • Project Partnering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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