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Journal of Construction Engineering
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 417853, 9 pages
Research Article

Investigation of Contemporary Performance Measurement Systems for Production Management of Renovation Projects

1KPMG, 241 Anand Vihar, Delhi 110092, India
2Construction Management Program, 552 West Circle Dr., Rm 214, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA

Received 8 January 2014; Accepted 2 July 2014; Published 21 July 2014

Academic Editor: Eric Lui

Copyright © 2014 Yash Singh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Renovation projects exhibit complex characteristics due to the presence of constraints that lead to cost and schedule overruns. Numerous researchers have concluded that the performance of renovation projects is typically lower than that of new construction projects. This paper discusses the initial phases of a research conducted at Michigan State University, which focused on developing a framework for production management of renovation projects. The emphasis of this paper is on the findings from literature review and interviews, pertinent to performance measurement in renovation projects that led to the framework development. However, the framework development and the framework itself have not been discussed. This paper primarily addresses two questions: (1) what are the complexities of renovation projects that lead to underperformance in cost, time, and quality? and (2) what are the limitations of state-of-the-art construction performance measurement systems for managing production in renovation projects? Interviews of 10 construction companies were conducted to identify current practices of production management in renovation projects. This research observed a lack of a formal production management process in renovation projects, with a limited use of performance measurement systems. The research identified essential attributes for avoiding schedule and cost overruns on renovation projects.