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Identification on perceived complexity and influencing factors of construction contractors in China
  • Shuyu Wang,
  • Tongyin HAN ,
  • xuning chen
Shuyu Wang
Shijiazhuang Tiedao University

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Tongyin HAN
Shijiazhuang Tiedao University
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xuning chen
Shijiazhuang Tiedao University
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Underestimating the impact of complexity is an important reason for the poor performance of large-scale construction project management. The purpose of this paper is to improve the understanding of the perceived complexity of contractors, identify the complexity factors of construction projects in China, and provide basic research results for the treatment of complexity. From the perspective of contractors in the construction implementation stage, the literature on construction projects complexity is sorted out, and 17 initial indicators of influencing factors are determined through document analysis and expert interviews. Taking 130 questionnaires as samples, 17 influencing factors passed reliability and validity tests. Through exploratory factor analysis (EFA), a four-dimensional framework for influencing factors of perceived complexity of construction project contractors is proposed, including Social Complexity, Environment Complexity, Technical Complexity and Stakeholder Complexity. Among those factors, the project funding, geological conditions, survey and design quality, stakeholder relationships are the key factors affecting the perceived complexity of construction project contractors in China. The research results are mainly applied in the field of construction project complexity management, which can provide basis and reference for the complexity management of railway, highway, subway and other large engineering construction projects.
30 Sep 2022Submitted to Engineering Reports
01 Oct 2022Submission Checks Completed
01 Oct 2022Assigned to Editor
10 Oct 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
26 Oct 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
26 Oct 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Major
18 Nov 20221st Revision Received
21 Nov 2022Submission Checks Completed
21 Nov 2022Assigned to Editor
21 Nov 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
21 Nov 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
27 Nov 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Major