Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Coordination Practices: Case Finnish Construction Market

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Abstrakti

MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) coordination is a challenging task in construction projects. Failing to properly manage the MEP activities can lead to consuming up to 60% of the total budget, as noted in literature. Previous studies have documented several challenges of MEP coordination; however, they did not focus on understanding different stakeholders' perspectives. Thus, in this research, we have analyzed the challenges of MEP coordination from different stakeholders’ perspectives taking the Finnish construction sector as a case. The study employed semi-structured interviews, web-based surveys, and experts’ workshops as means of data collection. In addition, we have also analyzed current practices for MEP coordination and presented possible ways to improve the MEP coordination in Finnish construction industries. The results showed significant shortcomings including non-accurate initial design plans, lack of trust between parties, unforeseen MEP cost at early phases, and unavailability of realtime progress monitoring tools. As a contribution, this study presented several challenges, especially in the regional context. Furthermore, this study also analyzed currently used MEP coordination practices in the Finnish construction market and presented suggestions for improvements. The findings of this study will help in the reduction of construction wastes, delays, and cost overruns in construction projects.
AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoProceedings 30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Edmonton, Canada, 27-29 Jul 2022
KustantajaIGLC.net
Sivut635-644
Sivumäärä10
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2022
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaAnnual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - University of Alberta, Edmonton, Kanada
Kesto: 27 heinäk. 202229 heinäk. 2022
Konferenssinumero: 30

Julkaisusarja

NimiAnnual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
ISSN (elektroninen)2309-0979

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Maa/AlueKanada
KaupunkiEdmonton
Ajanjakso27/07/202229/07/2022

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