Causes of time delay in construction Sarawak, Malaysia

Harrison Yan, Rolland Duat (2014) Causes of time delay in construction Sarawak, Malaysia. Faculty of Civil Engineering and Earth Resources, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


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The aim of this study was to determine the factor that causes project delays in construction industries around Sarawak, Malaysia. By determining this factor, the project delays can be overcomed by the related group. Through literature review, 90 factors which lead to the time delay in construction were identified from previous studies which were then clustered into three categories; contractor-related, consultant-related, owner-related. As a result, 14 factors were selected for contractor-related, 11 factors were selected for consultant-related and 14 factors were selected for owner-related. A questionnaire was then developed and distributed to the 12 construction companies in Sarawak. Prior to questionnaire distribution, interviews had also been conducted to understand in depth the causes of project delays. Using Mean Square and Standard deviation analysis method, the questionnaires were then analysed and each factor was ranked. From the data analysis, Inadequate owner finance and payment of completed work were top ranked for the contractor-related with a score of 4.07. For the consultant-related, slow inspection of completed work with a score 3.84 was ranked as the highest factor which contributed to project delays in construction field. Meanwhile, slow payment of completed work with a score 4.32 was the most highest factor which had contributed to delay in construction for owner-related group.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Additional Information: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Earth Resources Project paper (Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)) -- Universiti Malaysia Pahang - 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction Industry Management
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Adzha Mat Sam
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 07:00
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2021 03:47
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