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An overview on the issue of delay in the construction industry

Doraisamy, Sunitha and Akasah, Zainal Abidin and Yunus, Riduan (2014) An overview on the issue of delay in the construction industry. In: InCIEC 2014 International Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Conference, 28 September - 1 October 2014, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.


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Construction delay is a common problem in the construction industry. It is important to study this problem by investigating the overview of previous study on the issue of project delays and potential solutions to overcome it. Review of literatures shows the causes and necessary suggestions in project delays which is plaguing the construction industry in different nations. Various causes have been identified and suggestions have been poured out to minimize the problem as much as possible. Delay in projects is something that couldn't be avoided looking at the situation of the construction industry especially in developing countries. Delay in projects happen somewhere during the construction process, and some even at the point of completion of a construction project. The delivery of a construction project on time and according to the expected budget is very much needed. The unsuccessfulness on doing so, has invited many research on this issue to determine and investigate the causes and as well the effect of project delays in the construction industry. The construction industry is one of the main contributing factors in the economic growth of a country. This paper is an overview of the issue of a project delay, where the seriousness of this issue could be understood and may help to invite some researchers to proffer solution to this situation in the coming future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: overview; project delay; cost overrun; completion
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: 05 Jan 2015 08:56
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2015 08:56
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6164
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