Critical factors leading to the success of large EPC projects from the perspective of project personnel representing the contractor

by Williams, Dominique R., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2015, 116 pages; 3718668


This dissertation explores the critical success factors for large (projects over $50 million) engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) projects. The basis of the study was to explore the lived experience of key project personnel representing the contractor with respect to the critical success factors of large EPC projects. The framework for this study was based on semi-structured interviews that were audio-recorded. Data saturation occurred with the 16th interview; no new meaning emerged from the interviews. Data analysis was conducted utilizing Moustakas’ modified van Kaam method (Moustakas, 1994). Eight themes were identified that emerged from the data: people, planning, communication, schedule, client relations, quality, budget, and management. Overall, the theme of people had the highest frequency in the data.

AdviserKathleen Hargiss
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Labor economics; Engineering
Publication Number3718668

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