Factors Affecting Material Management in Construction Industry
V.P.Vipin1, S.Rahima Shabeen2
1Vipin V P, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, India.
2Rahima Shabeen S, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on 02 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 07 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 8445-8448 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C6337098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C6337.098319
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Abstract: Material cost is almost 50-60% of most construction projects. A better material management contributes to lesser cost for a project and also, sustainable use of available resources in the long run. This project aims to identify the major factors affecting material management in a construction project. The various factors at different stages of material management are identified and put in a form of a questionnaire. The responses to the questionnaire were obtained from the stakeholders such as architect, storekeepers, material managers, quantity surveyors, site engineers, project managers, and project engineers. The relative importance of each factor is arrived at based on the ranked response obtained from questionnaire survey. Among the factors identified, the factor ‘unclear definition of roles and responsibilities’ is ranked as the major factor that affects material management.
Keywords: Management, Materials, Procurement, Stakeholders.
Scope of the Article: Disaster Management