Challenges to apply best value in Malaysia construction industry

Dean Kashiwagi, Abraham Kashiwagi, Isaac Kashiwagi

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Abstract

    For the last two years, researchers have been working with parties in Malaysia to implement best value practices. After two years of research work, the effort has many lessons learned, which includes a combination of factors that make best value difficult in a developing country. The different stratas of economic levels give the upper levels (owners) the perceived ability to control the supply chain even though they may lack expertise. The owners attempt to deliver construction by controlling both professionals and contractors. This increases the difficulty moving from a price based or owner directed system to a best value environment which releases control to experts. The authors use deductive logic models which show decision making, control, and direction relates to accountability, proactive behavior and the use of expertise. The two year research program results in addressing the issue of how a buyer in a developing country can utilize the expertise of experts.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationISEC 2013 - 7th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: New Developments in Structural Engineering and Construction
    PublisherResearch Publishing Services
    Pages1193-1198
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9810753551, 9789810753559
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2013
    Event7th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: New Developments in Structural Engineering and Construction, ISEC 2013 - Honolulu, United States
    Duration: Jun 18 2013Jun 23 2013

    Other

    Other7th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: New Developments in Structural Engineering and Construction, ISEC 2013
    CountryUnited States
    CityHonolulu
    Period6/18/136/23/13

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    Construction industry
    Developing countries
    Contractors
    Supply chains
    Decision making
    Economics

    Keywords

    • Best value approach
    • Developing countries
    • Information Measurement Theory (IMT)
    • Kashiwagi Solution Model (KSM)

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Building and Construction

    Cite this

    Kashiwagi, D., Kashiwagi, A., & Kashiwagi, I. (2013). Challenges to apply best value in Malaysia construction industry. In ISEC 2013 - 7th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: New Developments in Structural Engineering and Construction (pp. 1193-1198). Research Publishing Services. https://doi.org/10.3850/978-981-07-5354-2-C-23-202

    Challenges to apply best value in Malaysia construction industry. / Kashiwagi, Dean; Kashiwagi, Abraham; Kashiwagi, Isaac.

    ISEC 2013 - 7th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: New Developments in Structural Engineering and Construction. Research Publishing Services, 2013. p. 1193-1198.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Kashiwagi, D, Kashiwagi, A & Kashiwagi, I 2013, Challenges to apply best value in Malaysia construction industry. in ISEC 2013 - 7th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: New Developments in Structural Engineering and Construction. Research Publishing Services, pp. 1193-1198, 7th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: New Developments in Structural Engineering and Construction, ISEC 2013, Honolulu, United States, 6/18/13. https://doi.org/10.3850/978-981-07-5354-2-C-23-202
    Kashiwagi D, Kashiwagi A, Kashiwagi I. Challenges to apply best value in Malaysia construction industry. In ISEC 2013 - 7th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: New Developments in Structural Engineering and Construction. Research Publishing Services. 2013. p. 1193-1198 https://doi.org/10.3850/978-981-07-5354-2-C-23-202
    Kashiwagi, Dean ; Kashiwagi, Abraham ; Kashiwagi, Isaac. / Challenges to apply best value in Malaysia construction industry. ISEC 2013 - 7th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: New Developments in Structural Engineering and Construction. Research Publishing Services, 2013. pp. 1193-1198
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