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Contractors perspective for critical factors of cost overrun in Highway Projects of Sindh, Pakistan

Sohu , Samiullah and Abdullah, Abd Halid and Nagapan, Sasitharan and Fattah , Abdul and Ullah, Kaleem and Kumar , Kanesh (2017) Contractors perspective for critical factors of cost overrun in Highway Projects of Sindh, Pakistan. In: AIP Conference Proceedings.


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Construction industry of Pakistan is creating a number of opportunities in employment as well as plays a role model for economy development of the country. This construction industry has a serious issue of cost overrun in all construction projects especially in construction of highway projects. Cost overrun is a serious and critical issue in construction of highway projects which gives negative impact to construction practitioners because it is not only cross the approved budget but also approved time of the project. The main objective of this study is to find out critical factors causing cost overrun in highway projects of Sindh according to contractors’ perspectives. Deep literature review was carried out and a total of 64 factors of cost overrun were identified. To achieve the objective, a questionnaire was designed and distributed among 16 selected respondents who have more than 20 years of experience in construction of highway projects. The results from analysis found that most critical factors of cost overrun in the order of importance include financial and cash flow difficulties faced by contractor, frequent changes in design, changes in price of materials, poor planning by client, change in scope of project, change in specification of materials and delay in taking decisions. This study will assist contractors to narrow down some of the critical factors that would lead to cost overrun, and therefore be prepared with the ways to mitigate these problems in construction of highway projects of Sindh province.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD9000-9999 Special industries and trades > HD9715-9717.5 Construction industry
Depositing User: Pelajar Praktikal UiTM
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:28
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:28
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10139
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