AJIBM  Vol.4 No.9 , September 2014
Comparison of Alberta Industrial and Pipeline Projects and US Projects Performance
ABSTRACT
Project performance issues are major concerns in Alberta. This paper compares the projects executed in Alberta and US projects. The paper analyses the projects performance in Alberta and compares it with US projects with a view to improve project performance in Alberta. 17 participating companies in Alberta provided the previous projects data and COAA/CII database provided the US data for the analysis. A qualitative research methodology was also employed in investigating the Alberta project performance. Interviews were conducted with industry practitioners, which contained open-ended questions. The research found that in comparison, the Alberta projects showed higher average cost and schedule growth than the US projects and the US based projects were more productive in erecting structural steel than Alberta projects. This method has the potential to contribute to a reduction in cost and schedule overruns, and improves project performance. It is concluded that comparison of projects executed in Alberta and US projects can provide a guide to companies to improve performance in Alberta.

Cite this paper
Ikpe, E. , Kumar, J. and Jergeas, G. (2014) Comparison of Alberta Industrial and Pipeline Projects and US Projects Performance. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 4, 474-481. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2014.49053.
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