Critical Success Factors of Building Materials Availability at Construction Sites Using a Qualitative Approach
Keywords:critical success factors, materials availability, construction sites, qualitative methods
One of the most important elements in carrying out construction activities is the maintenance of the status of availability of construction materials at the construction site. If it fails to be prepared and maintained, the workers will not be able to perform their tasks. In fact, the motivation to perform a task will be lost and it will take a long time to return. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to identify the critical success factors of material availability at the construction site. A qualitative study in the form of interviews was conducted to thirty-eight construction contractors, including fifteen suppliers who met the selection criteria of this study. The results of the study revealed six critical success factors of material availability on the construction site. These factors include the contractor's current financial status; relationship (tolerance) between contractor and supplier; work planning and scheduling; good communication between main contractors and sub-contractors, and suppliers; availability of building materials in supplier's storage; and the availability of machines, machinery and trucks. All these critical success factors that have been obtained support the findings of previous studies in the context of the availability of materials at the construction site.