Publication Date

Summer 2017

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. Daniel Jackson (Director), Dr. Douglas Chelson, and Dr. Fatemeh Orooji

Degree Program

Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences

Degree Type

Master of Science


Economic development in any country or area depends heavily on the performance of the construction industry. This is because the subsequent development of infrastructure increases economic activity, living standards, direct foreign investments, and business opportunities. The construction industry in Pakistan also plays a significant role in its economic activity, and the government’s focus towards increasing infrastructure development provides the construction industry with growth prospects. It is observed that quality management practices in the Pakistan construction industry are highly inadequate to enhance quality. The construction industry there is highly challenged with inadequate delays in projects and project quality. The need for the implementation of Six Sigma in the construction industry in Pakistan is underestimated. The structured questionnaire has been developed to collect data from a sample size of 100 managers from 100 construction companies in Pakistan. Current study determines the current trends, the extent of implementation, prior knowledge and related training required in the implementation of Six Sigma.


Architectural Engineering | Engineering | Structural Engineering