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Delay in large MARA construction projects based on project Management Consultant Perspective

Abdullah, Mohd Razaki and Abdul Rahman, Ismail and Abdul Azis, Ade Asmi Delay in large MARA construction projects based on project Management Consultant Perspective. In: The 3rd Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology (MUCEET2009), 20-22 June 2009, Kuantan, Pahang.


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The construction industry is a major catalyst to the growth of the nation’s socio economic development. The frequent delay of the large construction project has been a phenomenon and it effects the implementation of the strategic planning. This paper presents the findings of survey of dominant cause of delay in large MARA (Majlis Amanah Rakyat) construction project in the perspective 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. Hopefully, the findings of this study will at least shade some lights to the problems faced by MARA large construction project and effort can be taken to improve it.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction delay; MARA construction project
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2012 10:00
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2012 10:00
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2836
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