The aim of this assessment is to enable you to carry out a literature search into the subject of procurement methods in construction and to produce an essay arising from that research.

Assignment brief

One of the features of the construction industry over the last three decades or so, has been the use of various procurement methods for the projects such as management contracting, project management and deign and build. With the growth in the use of these methods, a number of researchers have investigated the criteria for their selection and their performance in terms of time, cost and quality. However, there is a lack of reporting on the association between procurement methods and the advanced related issues such as innovation and technology, supply chain, lean construction, buildability, sustainability, value engineering, maintenance cost etc..

Review at least 15 recently published refereed papers / reports (2002 – 2017) from well-known academic journals in construction management and provide a detailed coverage of the following issues and how different procurement methods and their characteristics facilitate them.

a. Buildability/constructability
b. Productivity
c. Supply chain
d. Lean construction
e. Sustainability
f. Innovation and technology
g. Value engineering
h. BIM
i. E-procurement
j. You may wish to add your own factor/s

Aim
The aim of this assessment is to enable you to carry out a literature search into the subject of procurement methods in construction and to produce an essay arising from that research.
The outcome of your assignment should provide a platform for both researchers and industrial practitioners to appreciate the latest developments and trends in procurement method research.

Objective 
To investigate the state of the art and trends in procurement research, identify characteristics of different procurement methods and relate these to specific project requirements

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