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Causes And Effect Of Delay On Project Construction Delivery Time

Owolabi, J. D and Amusan, L. M. and Oloke, C. Olayinka and Olusanya, O and Tunji-Olayeni, P .F and Dele, Owolabi and Peter, Nkolika Joy and Omuh, I. O. (2014) Causes And Effect Of Delay On Project Construction Delivery Time. International Journal of Education and Research, 2 (4). pp. 197-208. ISSN 2201-6333 (Print) 2201-6740 (Online)

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Abstract

Delay is one of the biggest problems often experienced on construction project sites. Delays can instigates negative effects such as increased costs, loss of productivity and revenue many lawsuits between owners and contractors and contract termination. The aim of this project is to investigate the causes and effects of delay on building construction project delivery time. Random sampling technique was used in this study. Population sample of 150 was used in this work. A total sample of ninety three (93) was deployed. A structured questionnaire in Likert scale was used in data collection. There are many factors that induce delay on construction projects, however in some of identified factors includes: lack of funds to finance the project to completion, changes in drawings, lack of effective communication among the parties involved , lack of adequate information from consultants, slow decision making and contractor’s insolvency, variations among others. Also, project management problem, mistake and discrepancies in contract document, equipment availability and failure, mistakes during construction, bad weather, fluctuation in prices of building materials, inappropriate overall organizational structure linking to the project and labour. The factors above could be observed and could be a clue to preventing delay on construction sites.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Delay, Construction, Delivery, Construction, Effects
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2016 11:10
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2016 11:25
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6199

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