Ranking of construction information for various functions of the general contractors : a preliminary study

E.W.L. Cheng, Heng Li, L.Y. Shen, Sik Wah Fong

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This study aims at ranking the construction information being needed by the general contractors. It is based on the study of Ndekugri and McCaffer (1988) who identified the seven sources of information for the general contractors. These sources are the six management functions being planning, estimating, cashflow forecasting, valuation, cost control and accounting, and the external parties. While they suggested that mapping out of the characteristics of the flow of the construction information produces the necessary step for information integration, this paper takes a further step to rank various forms of information to disclose their relationships in terms of importance level. This extends their contribution to provide more evidence of how to integrate the information at work. Not only allowing the general contractors to systematize and manage their flow of information, but also creating the foundation for further empirical research undertaken in this area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-191
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Construction Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Construction
  • Information
  • Ranking
  • Project
  • Survey
  • Contractor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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