The Influence of Risks on the Success of the Development and Installation of Temporary Structure in Event Projects in Dubai
The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
The number of events in Dubai is getting increased and the temporary structures have been widely used as a mandatory element to support the event’s venue whether to expand the capability of the venue or to create the ambience for the event. Purpose – This study aims to recognize the risks arising throughout the project life cycle of temporary structure and seeking the influence of risks on the success of temporary structure in the event projects. Design/methodology/approach – The basic research knowledge was carried out through a comprehensive literature review which supported to identify the risks throughout the project life cycle including the success criteria for the temporary structure in event projects. Then the quantitative research method was done for collecting data and determining the risk significance. Findings – The study has summarized the project life cycle of temporary structure into four phases and categorized potential risks according to the project phase: 10 risks during Pre Erection 11 risks during Erection phase, 8 risks during Event phase and 8 risks during Demolition phase. Three aspects of success criteria for the temporary structure project are cost, time and safety. Research finding shows that risks arise during Erection phase are likely to be crucial as risks present the most significant influence on the success of temporary structure project, followed by risks during Pre-Erection phase. Event risks and Demolition risks present less significant influence on the project success. Limitations – The data for this study was collected from only three organizations involved in the temporary structure in event projects in Dubai. The study findings have provided basic knowledge to manage the risks in the temporary project but cannot be implied to every temporary structure projects which is suggested to expand the sampling size and cover the client’s opinion.
event projects, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai, temporary structures