1st Edition

Establishing a Performance Index for Construction Project Managers

    208 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    208 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Assessment of professional competence for project managers and the measure of project success is well-trodden ground in the research and professional project management literature. Whilst standards and certifications like PMBOK and the IPMA competence baseline have been developed as a guide for the development of project managers’ competence, the manifestation of these competencies into good performance is neither guaranteed nor always easily ascertainable.

    This book presents a brand new, comprehensive, and reliable quantitative tool to assess the performance of a construction project manager. Though the performance of a project construction manager may be judged on time and cost criteria of a project, there is still no one conclusive evaluation tool based on the varied criteria or competencies that are usually ascribed to them.

    This book develops a performance index for construction project professionals which can be indicative of their performance measured over varied attributes over the lifetime of their professional development. This index has the potential to provide all project stakeholders with better control over selecting appropriate resources for managing projects and drive the project professional from within towards improving his/her credentials with every project.

    This book can be used by aspiring and practising project managers for measuring their own performance and assessing their relative strengths and weaknesses. Organizations can use the tool as a benchmark to select the best of their human resources for their projects, and training institutions can use the tool to set a baseline, highlight areas for intervention, and indicate the readiness of trainees to face real world projects.

    1. Construction project manager: role and practices 2. Performance assessment of construction project managers: practices and challenges 3. Performance index for construction project managers 4. Value driven performance assessment of construction project managers 5. Threshold performance level for time management performance 6. Threshold performance level for cost management performance 7. Threshold performance level for scope management performance 8. Threshold performance level for contract management performance 9. Threshold performance level for design management performance 10. Way forward through complexity linkage


    Prof. Dr. Virendra Kumar Paul is faculty at the Department of Building Engineering and Management at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Associated with the department since 1985, his areas of interest in research and academia include construction project management and fire safety in buildings. He is a well-published author in renowned high-impact journals such as Springer International, Taylor & Francis, UGC Care, and other peer-reviewed journals.

    Sushil Kumar Solanki is faculty at the Department of Building Engineering and Management, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He has lectured extensively on construction management in India and internationally, and has several research papers in various peer-reviewed journals and conferences to his credit. His primary academic and research interests span from construction project management and building services to building rehabilitation.

    Dr. Abhijit Rastogi is faculty at the Department of Building Engineering and Management, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Having been a part of the academia for more than 8 years, Dr. Abhijit is extensively involved in research and teaching. His areas of academic research include construction management, project scheduling, building materials, and skill development.

    Parnika Singh Yadav is research scholar at the Department of Building Engineering and Management, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Her areas of interest include construction project management and risk assessment. Her current area of research is project complexity management. She has also published papers in peer-reviewed high-impact journals.