Research Methodology

In order to achieve the main objectives of this investigation, a specific research methodology has been followed.

The research was initiated by conducting literature review and performing unstructured interviews with expert practitioners in the construction industry. The data gathered from the literature and the practitioners were used to develop a comprehensive questionnaire. A questionnaire survey was administered to a carefully-selected group of qualified engineers in the construction industry. The data collected from the construction industry via the questionnaire survey was then processed by the means of statistical analysis for the purpose of generalizing its findings, as much as possible, to the entire Egyptian construction industry rather than the targeted sample. These findings were disseminated into a simple spreadsheet file developed to aid engineers working in the construction industry in preparing effective risk management processes for their new projects.

Figure 3 presents a schematic diagram of the methodology adopted in this research.