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A Critical review of mobilization advance payment and contractors' cash flows

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dc.contributor.author Wijekoon, WMCLK
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-17T07:11:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-17T07:11:28Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/774
dc.description.abstract This research addresses the determination as to whether the Mobilization Advance Payment is actually necessary in the Sri Lankan construction industry, its effect on contractors' cash flow and whether it is a motivation for the contractors. Accurate cash flow forecasting is essential to all contractors in the construction Industry for successful operation and existence in the long run. At initial stages of a project the cash flow aspect of the contractor is negative. The main role of project financing is to cover up this negative flow in a beneficial, cost effective manner. Mobilization Advance Payment enhances the quality and productivity in the construction industry. It improves the performance and cost efficiency of the contractors as well as the clients. Cash data in relation to thirty projects were collected. Three criteria, no Mobilization Advance, 20% of the initial contract sum as the Mobilization Advance paid at the inception of the project and 20% of the initial contract sum as Mobilization Advance given in stages, were identified to determine the differences in the effects of cash flow. The effect of these different criteria on the cumulative cash flow was examined. Further Scheduled Performance Index was calculated for further analysis. Results show and confirm that Mobilization Advance Payment has a big bearing on the contractors' existence and their motivation towards attaining objectives of the project. Research confirms that Mobilization Advance Payment is a necessity in the Sri Lankan construction industry. Further it can be confirmed that the provision of Mobilization Advance Payment is very essential for the Sri Lankan contractors. Key Words: Mobilization Advance Payment, Cash Flow, Stage Payments, Scheduled Performance Index
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject civil engineering-dissertation;project managent-thesis;connstruction industry-finance; mobilization advance payment;construction inductry-cach flow; construction industry-stage payments; scheduled performance index
dc.title A Critical review of mobilization advance payment and contractors' cash flows
dc.type Thesis-Abstract
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree MBA en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.date.accept 2009
dc.identifier.accno 94815 en_US


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