UMP Institutional Repository

Underlying factors of cost overruns in developing countries: multivariate analysis of Jordanian projects

Faten, Ahmad Albtoush and Doh, Shu Ing and Abdul Rahimi, Abdul Rahman (2020) Underlying factors of cost overruns in developing countries: multivariate analysis of Jordanian projects. In: 4th National Conference on Wind and Earthquake Engineering (NCWE 2020), 16 Oct & 17 Oct 2020 , Virtual Conference. pp. 1-17..

[img] Pdf
16. Underlying factors of cost overruns in developing countries.pdf
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (693kB) | Request a copy
[img]
Preview
Pdf
16.1 Underlying factors of cost overruns in developing countries.pdf

Download (131kB) | Preview

Abstract

While all project parties agree that exceeding the budget results in project failures, most construction projects in Jordan are suffering from cost overruns. Understanding the root cause of the issue is critical to solve the problem comprehensively. However, the previous studies lack information on the underlying causes that are resulting in cost overruns among the nation’s construction projects. The principal purpose of this study is to identify the most significant causes of cost overruns in Jordanian construction projects. Therefore, the researcher used the quantitative approach for data collection through questionnaire survey among stakeholders in the construction project. This study uses the principles of multivariate statistics in analyzing the causes of cost overruns in Jordanian construction projects. The findings revealed that the four major underlying causes for cost overruns in Jordan are financial difficulties, materials issues, design issues and additional works. Besides, the results also revealed that high transportation cost, unrealistic contract duration, slow decision making, extra quantity during construction, inadequate funds for project financing, inconsistent cash flows and payment problems faced by the clients from the government are critical sub cause for cost overruns in the region. The findings on the critical and underlying causes for cost overruns may help industrial practitioners in developing strategies to achieve better project success.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cost overrun; Construction industry; Developing countries; Multivariate analysis.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
College of Engineering
Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Pn. Hazlinda Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2021 04:27
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2021 04:27
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/30378
Download Statistic: View Download Statistics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item