Evaluating Quality Management of Road Construction Projects: A Delphi Study

Willar, Debby and Trigunarsyah, Bambang and Dewi, Anak Agung Diah Parami and Makalew, Febriane Paulina (2022) Evaluating Quality Management of Road Construction Projects: A Delphi Study. The TQM Journal. ISSN 1754-2731

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Purpose – There are various methods to assess the failure of a road construction project that does not meet quality and performance standards. This study aims to evaluate the factors affecting the quality management of road construction projects in Indonesia by identifying the critical challenges in implementing quality management processes and examining the countermeasures to address these problems. Design/methodology/approach – In this research, the quality management processes in Indonesian road construction projects are evaluated using a mixed quantitative and qualitative approach. Quantitative data obtained from two rounds of Delphi questionnaire surveys as the primary data source, and focus group interviews as the qualitative data are used to achieve the aims of this study. Findings – It is found that from as early as in the preconstruction stage of a project, the availability of quality standards and documentation is problematic when implementing quality management processes. The critical factor of the quality control activities of a project and the quality management roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders during road construction is the project team. This constraint deals with the interaction of the competency, commitment, and mutual cooperation among the main stakeholders to ensure that quality management processes are implemented. This implementation is a part of controlling the road pavement materials, supervising the project activities according to a specified standard, and reporting the project performance. The findings of this study add parameters relating to quality management and quality processes in a road construction project area. Originality/value – This study is the first to evaluate the quality management processes in the construction of Indonesian road projects. The investigation identifies and evaluates the causes of the persistence of poor road quality. All revealed constraints are substantial factors that hinder the implementation of quality management processes when delivering quality road products. This study addresses the key influencing factors and scenarios related to quality management during road construction projects in Indonesia and other developing countries as practical examples and provides case-based insights for construction practitioners and civil engineering academics in developed countries.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N General (Umum) > NE Artikel Lepas
Divisions: Teknik > Jurusan Teknik Sipil
Depositing User: Andre Tuerah
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2023 03:22
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2023 03:22
URI: http://repository.polimdo.ac.id/id/eprint/2866

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