Key performance indicators of value management in the Sri Lankan construction industry

W. H.S. Madushika, B. A.K.S. Perera, B. J. Ekanayake, G. Q.P. Shen

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Value management (VM) enhances the value of construction projects. However, presently there is no tool available to measure the performance of VM. Hence, this research was aimed to investigate the key performance indicators (KPIs) of VM in the construction industry in Sri Lanka. The scope was limited to probing only the KPIs of VM in the pre-construction stage. The research used a mixed research approach consisting of 10 semi-structured interviews and a questionnaire survey conducted among 70 professionals. Findings were analyzed using content analysis and mean weighted rating. Elemental design stage was found to be the most appropriate stage for VM implementation. The most appropriate VM technique for each construction stage and the five best KPIs for that stage along with the 10 most significant KPIs for cost, time and quality were identified. The research recommends considering these KPIs when implementing VM techniques in different stages of construction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-168
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Construction Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2020


  • Construction projects
  • key performance indicators
  • performance measurement
  • pre-construction stage
  • value management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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