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The Current State of Research and Development Approach (R&D) in the Saudi Construction Industry


Abstract For the past three decades, the Saudi construction industry (SCI) has exhibited poor performance. Many research efforts have tried to identify the problem and the potential causes but there have been few publications identifying ways to mitigate the problem and describing testing to validate the proposed solution. This paper examines the research and development (R&D) approach in the SCI. A literature research was performed identifying the impact that R&D has had on the SCI. A questionnaire was also created for surveying industry professionals and researchers. The results show evidence that the SCI practice and the academic research work exist in separate silos. This study recommends a change of mindset in both the public and privat... (more)
Created Date 2016-05-20
Contributor Alhammadi, Yasir (ASU author) / Algahtany, Mohammed (ASU author) / Kashiwagi, Dean (ASU author) / Sullivan, Kenneth (ASU author) / Kashiwagi, Jacob (ASU author) / Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering / School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Series PROCEDIA ENGINEERING
Type Text
Extent 8 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.184 / ISSN: 1877-7058
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Citation Alhammadi, Y., Algahtany, M., Kashiwagi, D., Sullivan, K., & Kashiwagi, J. (2016). The Current State of Research and Development Approach (R&D) in the Saudi Construction Industry. Procedia Engineering, 145, 1462-1469. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.184
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