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Significant risk factors in construction projects: contractor’s perception

Abd Karim, Nur Alkaf and Abd Rahman , Ismail and Memmon, Aftab Hameed and Jamil, Nurhidayah and Asmi, Ade (2012) Significant risk factors in construction projects: contractor’s perception. In: 2012 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science & Engineering Research (CHUSER 2012), 3-4 December 2012, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.


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Risk plays an important role in the success of construction project. In managing risk, identification of risk factors is very critical. Hence, this study focused on the investigation of risk factors from contractors’ perspective as the contractors are key players in the success of a project. The scope of this study was limited to Batu Pahat and Muar districts only.Data were gathered using structured questionnaire survey from contractors registered with Pusat Khidmat Kontraktor (PKK).Investigations on the risk factor involved 25 common risk factors classified in five categories, which were identified through literature works. Statistical methods were used to analyse the data. Results found that the five most important risk factors in construction project are shortage of material, late deliveries of material, insufficient technology, poor quality of workmanship, and cash flow difficulties. These significant factors are from two major categories of construction and finance. The findings of this study would assist contractors in dealing with risks encountered in construction projects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: risk factors; risk management; contractor; construction
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-844 Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2013 03:51
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:39
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3475
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