Mitigation measures for significant factors instigating cost overrun in highway projects

Sohu, Samiullah and Abdullah, Abd Halid Bin and Ahmed Memon, Bashir and Nagapan, Sasitharan and Kareem Bhatti, Nadeem Ul (2018) Mitigation measures for significant factors instigating cost overrun in highway projects. Civil Engineering Journal, 4 (10). pp. 2338-2344. ISSN 2476-3055

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Construction industry has created numerous employment opportunities and playing a role model in economic growth of Pakistan. This industry is facing serious and critical problem of cost overrun especially in highway sector in country Pakistan particularly in Sindh Province. The purpose of this study is to identify mitigation measures for significant factors of cost overrun in highway projects of Sindh Province. In this study, mixed-mode research approach has been used. Quantitatively, a structured questionnaire based on 64 common factors of cost overrun from in-depth literature review was developed and distributed to30 selected respondents among the client, contractor and consultant having more than 15 years of experience in handling highway projects in Sindh Province. The collected data was statistically analyzed using SPSS where 8 most significant factors of cost overrun were identified. Qualitatively, the identified eight most significant factors were then incorporated in open ended questionnaire and distributed to 30 selected experts for them to write possible mitigation measures for each of the significant factors. The data was then analyzed through content analysis technique to rank the mitigation measures according to their substantiality. The results of this study would be helpful for construction practitioners to be used as reference in taking up appropriate measures in controlling cost overrun in highways projects in Pakistan

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mitigation Measures; Cost Overrun; Highway Projects; Significant Factors; Pakistan.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Civil Engineering : Structural and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: UiTM Student Praktikal
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2021 07:01
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2021 07:01

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