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Identifying the most critical project complexity factors using Delphi method: the Iranian construction industry

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Author(s): Mohammad Mehdi Mozaffari | Safar Fazli | Ali Sedaghat-Seresht

Journal: Management Science Letters
ISSN 1923-9335

Volume: 2;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 2945;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Project complexity | Delphi method | Construction industry

ABSTRACT
Complexity is one of the most important issues influencing success of any construction project and there are literally different studies devoted to detect important factors increasing complexity of projects. During the past few years, there have been growing interests in developing mass construction projects in Iran. The proposed study of this paper uses Delphi technique to find out about important factors as barriers of construction projects in Iran. The results show that among 47 project complexity factors, 19 factors are more important than others are. The study groups different factors into seven categories including environmental, organizational, objectives, tasks, stakeholders, technological, information systems and determines the relative importance of each. In each group, many other sub group activities are determined and they are carefully investigated. The study provides some detailed suggestions on each category to reduce the complexity of construction project.
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