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dc.contributor.authorRotimi, J.O.B.
dc.contributor.authorRamanayaka, Chamil Erik
dc.identifier.citationRotimi, J.O.B. and Ramanayaka, C.D.D. 2015. Reflective practice and technical rationality in construction project planning. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems. 32 (4): pp. 301-315.

This study reviews relevant literature to identify the drawbacks of traditional planning algorithms related to technical rationality. It also evaluates the suitability of construction project strategies, to bring reflective practice into construction project planning by using an archival analysis approach. The archival analysis used qualitative data provided by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), UK, for 66 construction projects that are recognised as being successfully delivered. The information was sorted and analysed via NVivo and content analysis, respectively. The findings show that the characteristics of reflective practice are predominant in the problems and strategic solutions mentioned in the CIOB qualitative information. This study emphasises that the two paradigms are not isolated, but associated through three distinct relationships. Recommendations are given for practitioners to use reflective practice, along with technical rationality to strategically solve problems encountered in construction project implementation. Finally, future studies are suggested to minimise the limitations of this qualitative study by integrating quantitative methodologies, to empirically determine the right combination of the two paradigms in the context of construction project implementation.

dc.titleReflective practice and technical rationality in construction project planning
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleCivil Engineering and Environmental Systems
curtin.departmentSchool of Design and the Built Environment
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available
curtin.facultyFaculty of Humanities
curtin.contributor.orcidRamanayaka, Chamil Erik [0000-0002-1967-8589]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridRamanayaka, Chamil Erik [55217703300]

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