Stakeholders’ Perception of the Causes and Effects of Construction Delays on Project Delivery

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Akinsiku, O. E.
Akinsulire, A.
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Korea Institute of Construction Engineering and Management
The growing rate of delays is adversely affecting the timely delivery of construction projects. This study therefore assesses construction stakeholders’ perception of the causes of delays and its effects on project delivery in a bid to proffer solution in minimizing the occurrences of delays. Questionnaire was used to elicit responses from construction stakeholders; a total of thirty three causes of delays, seventeen resultant effects of delays and fifteen methods of minimizing construction delays were identified for the study based on literature reviews. The results suggest that client’s cash flow related problems are the main causes of delays while time and cost overruns are the major identifiable effects of delays in construction projects. However, adequate project planning and budgeting were suggested as possible ways of minimizing the occurrences of delays.
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Costs , Delay , Project delivery , Stakeholders , Time , Research Subject Categories::FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING
Akinsiku, O. E., & Akinsulire, A. (2012). Stakeholders’ perception of the causes and effects of construction delays on project delivery. Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management. 2(4), 25 – 31.