Target Cost Contracting Strategy in Construction

Principles, Practices and Case Studies

By Daniel W.M. Chan, Joseph H.L. Chan

© 2017 – Routledge

170 pages

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About the Book

The problems inherent in the traditional design-bid-build procurement method often lead to the adversarial working relationships within the construction industry. Target cost contracts, accompanied by a gain-share/pain-share arrangement serving as a cost incentive mechanism, have emerged in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Hong Kong with the aim of achieving better value for money and more satisfactory overall project performance under a collaborative working relationship.

This book presents the underlying principles, practicalities and a series of short case studies of applying the target cost contracting strategy. Principles begin with the fundamentals then cover the development of target cost contracting in major countries/cities, definitions of target cost contracting, perceived benefits, potential difficulties and critical success factors for implementation.

Practices include the target cost contracting approach and process in general, the key risk factors, risk assessment model, risk allocation and risk mitigation measures for target cost contracts in particular, together with a conceptual framework for the performance measurement of target cost contracts. Several short real-life case studies from the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand are provided for further illustration.

The book will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers from industrial practitioners to undergraduate students, researchers and academics interested in construction contracts and procurement methods.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Principles Of Target Cost Contracting 1. Fundamentals Of Target Cost Contracts 2. Target Cost Contracting: Development In Major Countries / Cities 3. Perceived Benefits Of Using Target Cost Contracts 4. Potential Difficulties In Implementing Using Target Cost Contracts 5. Critical Success Factors For Adopting Using Target Cost Contracts Part 2(A): Practices Of Target Cost Contracting 6. Key Risk Factors In Implementing Target Cost Contracts 7. Risk Factors In Implementing Target Cost Contracts 8. Risk Allocation In Target Cost Contracts 9. Risk Mitigation In Target Cost Contracts Part 2(B): Performance Measurement In Target Cost Contracts 10. A Conceptual Framework For Identifying Key Performance Indicators (Kpis) For Target Cost Contracts Part 3: Case Studies In Target Cost Contracts 11. Case Studies Of Target Cost Contracts

About the Authors

Daniel W.M. Chan is Associate Professor in Construction Project Management and the Associate Head (Teaching and Learning) at the Department of Building and Real Estate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has published over 200 research papers on the broad theme of project management in leading construction management journals and international conference proceedings.

Joseph H.L. Chan is Lecturer in Housing Management at the School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. To date, he has produced over twenty publications including journal papers, international conference papers, consultancy reports and other written outputs related to construction procurement management.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
TEC000000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / General
TEC005000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TEC005020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Contracting
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General