Too many construction projects still don’t meet owners’ expectations: KPMG report

KPMG International's Global Construction Survery 2015 reported that 53% of owners say they suffered one or more underperforming projects in the previous year. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Contractors | April 20, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Causes for delays, overruns, and underperformance include project management talent shortages, distrust between owners and contractors, and the lack of fully integrated project management systems. 

 

 

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The landmark city hall was severely damaged by the San Simeon earthquake in 2003. Reconstruction renewed the building...

 

Morton Buildings is notorious for its status as a titan in the American construction community. That status was not lost on the ownership of an exclusive country club, when it decided to choose Morton to spearhead a complete overhaul of its facilities.

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The acquisition of Callison, known predominantly for its leadership in retail and mixed-use design, builds on Arcadis...

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An opulent Renaissance Revival building in downtown Detroit is being used as a parking garage.

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Firestone Building Products Company, LLC announced that its Bristol, Conn. manufacturing facility was recognized by t...

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After years of neglect and botched renovations, King Street Station sparkles once again.

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The New York office of the Gerson Lehrman Group recently redesigned its office without personal desks or cubicles. Th...

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The American Institute of Architects reported the July ABI score was 55.8, up noticeably from a mark of 53.5 in June....

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The Howard Hughes Corporation, in association with architecture firm Cho Benn Holback + Associates, plans to turn the...

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