Evaluation of Implementation Preparation for CE based on BEACON model —Taking Construction Enterprises in Yemen as a Case of Illustration

Sabrinaji Dahmas (Department of Construction Management, Dalian University of Technology)
Zhongfu Li (Department of Construction Management, Dalian University of Technology)
Mahmood Ahmad (State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Dalian University of Technology; Department of Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar (Bannu Campus))

Article ID: 1723

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/frae.v3i1.1723

Abstract


After decades of civil war, Yemen is in a desperate situation, and the construction industry has been suffering from low productivity and poor performance. In order to improve the productivity for the Yemeni construction industry, Construction enterprises must adopt the best and new technologies, new management concepts and philosophies such as Total Quality Management (TQM) and concurrent engineering (CE) owing to achieve improvements in the process of product development. To ensure the successful implementation of CE in the Yemeni construction industry, it is necessary to assess the readiness of those companies to implement CE. In this paper, the BEACON model is used to assess the readiness of the Yemeni companies to implement the concept of CE, that assist in overcoming the construction industry's poor productivity and performance. A study assessing CE implementation readiness will help to promote successful CE implementation in the construction industry and enhance the efficiency of construction companies. The results show that most of the construction companies in the Yemen are not ready to implement CE. The main reason is that the enterprises rely heavily on traditional management methods, and need to improve the organization and management technology. The research results can provide theoretical support for construction companies, especially Yemen companies, to establish basis in implementing an appropriate CE approach for improving performance, and also help international construction companies entering the Yemen construction market to cooperate and implement CE. 


Keywords


Concurrent engineering (CE); Construction industry; BEACON model; Yemen construction enterprises

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