Delay in Decision-Making Affecting Construction Projects: A Sustainable Decision-Making Model for Mega Projects

Shabir Hussain Khahro, Shabir Hussain Khahro and Haseeb Haleem Shaikh, Haseeb Haleem Shaikh and Noor Yasmin Zainun, Noor Yasmin Zainun and Basel Sultan, Basel Sultan and Qasim Hussain Khahro, Qasim Hussain Khahro (2023) Delay in Decision-Making Affecting Construction Projects: A Sustainable Decision-Making Model for Mega Projects. Sustainability, 15 (5872). pp. 1-22.

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The construction industry is one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, since it directly and indirectly contributes to several other industries. It has been observed that delays in the decision making of important stakeholders negatively impact construction projects. Thus, this has multiple consequences on project performance. Consequently, the purpose of this study was to identify the primary causes of delayed decision-making and offer a decision support model for timely construction project decisions. For factor identification, a comprehensive literature analysis was conducted, followed by an analysis of questionnaire responses of ninety-one professionals. For data analysis, the relative importance index (RII) method was applied. The results indicate that client decision-making delays pose a substantial obstacle for building projects. The early decision-making process is impacted by a lack of technical competence, incomplete paperwork, poor leadership, and coordination/communication issues. The proposed model could also assist project practitioners in improving their project decision making. This research study encourages stakeholders to create and implement an efficient decision-making procedure for timely project decisions. A procedure for decision making that is successful could decrease delays in the decision-making process and prevent conflicts and disputes in projects.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction industry; decision making; delay; construction process; large-scale projects
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Civil Engineering : Building and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohamad Zulkhibri Rahmad
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2023 07:40
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2023 07:40

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