Project partnering in Hong Kong - A case study of a prestigious office development project

Ping Chuen Chan, Wai Ming Chan, L. C.N. Fan, Tsun Ip Lam, John F.Y. Yeung

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Abstract

Over the past decade, partnering has been acknowledged in Hong Kong as an innovative and non-adversarial approach to the procurement of construction services in the industry. The earliest formal partnering arrangements recorded within the Hong Kong construction industry were exclusively applied to hospital projects in 1994. In recent years, the application of the partnering concept has been extended to other types of projects. This paper, based on a recently completed CII-HK funded research project in late 2004, provides an account of the successful development of partnering culture in the private sector of Hong Kong. The partnering approach and process is examined through a case study of a prestigious office development project in Hong Kong. The project comprised the demolition of an existing building and the construction of a 29-storey international Grade A office development in Hong Kong's Central Business District. The project documentations were analyzed in details and the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Partnering Performance Monitoring Matrix were used to evaluate the project performance. Data of the case study project were collected through face-to-face interviews to investigate partnering benefits and critical success factors; partnering relationship and communication; as well as major difficulties in partnering implementation. It is concluded that project partnering, when properly implemented, can provide a workable model for enhancing overall project performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQueensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, QUT Research Week 2005 - Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
EventQueensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, QUT Research Week 2005 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 4 Jul 20058 Jul 2005

Conference

ConferenceQueensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, QUT Research Week 2005
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period4/07/058/07/05

Keywords

  • Construction industry institute - Hong Kong (CII-HK)
  • Key performance indicator (KPI)
  • Partnering framework
  • Project partnering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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