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Assessing the effects of construction delays on MARA large projects

Memon, Aftab Hameed and Abdul Rahman, Ismail and Abdullah, Mohd Razaki and Abdul Azis, Ade Asmi (2011) Assessing the effects of construction delays on MARA large projects. In: International Conference on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology 2011, 14-15, January 2011, Hotel Equatorial Bangi-Putrajaya.

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Construction industry in Malaysia is facing a serious issue of construction delay causing a significant amount of time over run and cost over run. Various studies have addressed the issue of construction delay, however, most of studies focused on identifying causes of delay. Less attention has been paid of assessing effects of construction delay. Hence this study is aimed to assess effects of construction delay on MARA large projects. Investigation approach for study includes the site study of 30 MARA large projects selected from various areas of Malaysia and structured questionnaire survey among client, consultant and contractor personnel’s. It is important to note that 90% of MARA projects are experiencing time overrun. Data was analyzed with statistical analysis to calculate rank of the effects of delays and correlation with spearman formula to identify the interrelationship between attributes of effects. Results showed that time over-run and cost over-run are most significant effects of delay on MARA construction projects. Time over-run has high degree of correlation with cost over-run and moderate degree of correlation with disputes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction delay; effects of delay
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD9000-9999 Special industries and trades > HD9715-9717.5 Construction industry
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Nurul Elmy Mohd. Yusof
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 08:11
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2011 08:11
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/1662
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