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Impact of ISO 9001 Standard on the Quality Costs of Construction Projects in the Philippines

Neyestani, Behnam and Juanzon, Joseph Berlin P. (2017): Impact of ISO 9001 Standard on the Quality Costs of Construction Projects in the Philippines. Published in: Proceedings of 2017 Manila International Conference on “Trends in Engineering and Technology” (MTET-17), Jan. 23-24, 2017 Manila, Philippines No. (ISBN: 978-93-84468-98-9). (24 January 2017): pp. 60-65.

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Abstract

Since past two decades, ISO 9001 standard has shown its capabilities to lower cost, increase productivity, and satisfy stakeholders (customers) in the organizations. Although ISO 9001 standard has proven its benefits to different sectors in all over the world. But there is still debate among researchers and practitioners concerning the usefulness of applying ISO 9001 in construction projects. However, it seems that among different methods, quality cost analysis is an excellent technique to indicate how much ISO 9001 is able to improve effectively quality performance, and reduce costs in the projects. Thus, the main purpose of this study is to assess the effects of ISO 9001 implementation on quality cost in construction projects. For this aim, a literature review was conducted to design a structured questionnaire in a sample of the 67 respondents from ISO 9001:2008-certified projects of large-scale (AAA) construction companies in Metro Manila, Philippine. As a quantitative research, the inferential statistics analysis used to test the hypotheses of this study. Lastly, the results reported that ISO 9001 standard significantly affects the reduction of quality cost within construction projects in Metro Manila, Philippines.

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