Hospitals tend to be large, complex projects, with a variety of technological needs that usually change over time. For this and other reasons, hospitals present considerable challenges for those planning their procurement. It is a measure of the extent of the challenge that hospital projects are particularly susceptible to delays, some of which appear to be common to the construction of large hospitals wherever they are built. In a number of surveys of construction professionals, one of the most influential causes of delay on large public projects has been found to be administrative reasons, and we undertook to research this factor in more depth in the context of hospital building. In order to do this, two completed hospital projects were chosen as case studies: the Tripoli Medical Centre in Libya and Guy's Hospital, London. The choice was based on the particular interests of the researchers and the availability of information. The aim of the research is to use these studies as a basis for exploring the impact of administrative delays on the construction of hospitals.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings 17th Annual ARCOM Conference
|Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
|0 9534161 6 X
|Published - Sept 2001