The Usage of Critical Path Method Software in Malaysian Construction

By Suhaidi Elias@Alias and Noriah Ismail.

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Critical Path Method (CPM) is a well known scheduling method and it is currently a necessary tool in middle and big construction projects in Malaysia. This study investigates the utilization of CPM software among Malaysian contractors and its relations toward their perception of project performance. 110 questionnaires were distributed among contractors as participants of Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) training programs within two weeks of time frame and the data analyzed. The result shows that Malaysian contractors have yet to fully adopt the CPM software in their work. Most of them (49.1%) use the CPM software for planning, scheduling and monitoring activities but they still did not highly use the software especially its resource features for their project. However, 77.3% of the contractors’ perceived that the use of CPM software helps to increase their projects’ performance.

Keywords: Critical Path Method (CPM), Scheduling, Utilization, Performance

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp.77-88. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 820.421KB).

Suhaidi Elias@Alias

Lecturer, The Faculty of Business Management, MARA University of Technology Malaysia, Segamat, Johor, Malaysia

Suhaidi Elias@Alias is a senior lecturer from MARA University of Technology Malaysia. His areas of interest include research on Technology Management.

Dr. Noriah Ismail

Phd Candidate, Institute of language Studies, The National University of Malaysia, Segamat, Johor, Malaysia

Noriah Ismail is a Phd candidate and researcher from the National University of Malaysia. Her research areas include CALL and ESL Writing.

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