Potential effects on large MARA construction projects due to construction delay

Abdullah, M. R and Abdul Azis, Ade Asmi and Abdul Rahman, Ismail Potential effects on large MARA construction projects due to construction delay. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 1 (2). pp. 53-62. ISSN 1985-854X

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Abstract

The construction industry continues to be the driving force in the growth of the nation’s socio economic development. One of the major issues in large construction industry is its frequent delay where this delay decelerates the multiplier effects to the economy. This paper presents the study of a survey on significant cause of delay and its effects in large MARA (Majlis Amanah Rakyat) construction project in the views of project management consultants (PMC). Respondents of this survey were personnel that work as PMC ranging from the executives, managerial and supporting groups. The result revealed that the five most significant delay causes as seen by PMC were cash flow and financial difficulties faced by contractors, contractor’s poor site management, inadequate contractor experience, shortage of site workers and ineffective planning and scheduling by contractors and its three most significant effects were time overrun, cost overrun and arbitration. Hopefully, the findings of this study will at least shade some lights to the problems faced by Malaysia construction industry particularly MARA large construction project and effort can be taken to improve it.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:construction delay; MARA construction projects; Malaysia
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-844 Building construction
Divisions:Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction and Building Engineering
ID Code:493
Deposited By:Nurhafiza Hamzah
Deposited On:01 Dec 2011 13:09
Last Modified:01 Dec 2011 13:09

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