The effects of non-excusable delay in construction project

Nor Shahira, Shaari (2014) The effects of non-excusable delay in construction project. Faculty of Civil Engineering and Earth Resources, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


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The construction industry is wide, unpredictable and requires high capital outlays. Delay is phenomenon that always happened in construction sector and it is becoming trend that very synonym in construction industry. Usually non-excusable delay is caused by various unpredictable causes faced by contractor or its suppliers. Thus, the study of effects non-excusable delays are crucial in minimizing the projects that delays seem to occur during project delivery. The purposes of this study are to determine the causes of non-excusable delays . and to determine the. .effects of nonexcusable delays towards contractor. 60 questionnaires were distributed during data collection process and 46 responses were received. The study involved construction companies selected around Kuantan, Pahang. The scope of this research will focuses on contractors since non-excusable delays are due to the contractors fault. Analysis of the data collections were done through SPSS software and Microsoft Excel. Out of 15 causes of non-excusable delays, only five causes were considered important since their relative indexes are more than 0.5. The causes of non-excusable delays include financial problem faced by the contractor, delay in supplying shortage of the materials and equipments, not selecting competent subcontractor for construction project, poor management of project site and poor management of project changes. Meanwhile, out of 20 effects only 10 were considered crucial since their relative index are above than 0.5. These effects include cost overrun due to inflation and fluctuation, extension of time on the project, rescheduling and rearrangement of works, disputes between parties involved, arbitration among the parties involved, poor quality of work due to hurry, total abandonment of the project, declination of reputation, litigation to the contractor and late payment to contractors. Thus, identifying causes and effects of non-excusable delays will reduce non-excusable delays in construction projects for the sake in the future projects.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Additional Information: Project paper (Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)) -- Universiti Malaysia Pahang - 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction projects, Management; Project management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Ms. Nurezzatul Akmal Salleh
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 04:23
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2021 04:13
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