Causes of Delays in Construction Projects - A case study

Rao, Prakash B and Joseph Camron, Culas (2014) Causes of Delays in Construction Projects - A case study. International Journal of Current Research, 6 (6). pp. 7219-7222. ISSN 0975-833X

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Abstract

Construction dela\'s can be de lined as the late complction or lIorK compared to the planned schedule or contract schedL;Ie. Construction dela:s can be minimized on" \\hen their causes arc idenlilicd. Thc objectivc or this stud) \\as to identiry the major causes or construction delays. the erkcts of dela: s. and methods of minimizing construction delays. This stud) was carried out based on literature revie\\ and a questionnaire survey. A total of eight groups were contributed to the cause of construction delays. six factors that efkcts delays and litieen methods or minimizing construction delays \\ere ideniilicd based on literature reviell. The questionnaire surve: was distributed to the targd respondent in Silppi Realtors and Contractors construction sitc. The objectives or the slud) \\'t"'e successrull: achieved. The top thrce most important lactors that contributed to the causes or dela: s \\ere late in revising and approving design documents. dela) s in suh-contractors work. and puor COiiliilunication and coordination changc ordcrs b: 0\\ ncr during construction. Contractor-rclatcd delays was ranked the most "'unilicant groups that cause delays. follo\\ed by client-related dela)s. and consultant-related delays. rime and cost overrun were the common effects or dela:s in construction projects. To minimize delays in construction projects it has been identified that the top three erfective methods of minimizing construction delays includes: site management and supervision. erlective strategic planning. and clear inrormation and communication channel

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Apartment Project. Contractor. Client. Consultant.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2014 07:33
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2014 07:33
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139942

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