Contributing Factors to Schedule Delays in Construction Projects in the United Arab Emirates
Abdulhamid AlGheth1, Md Ishak Sayuti2
1Abdulhamid AlGheth, Ph.D. Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang, Malaysia.
2Md Ishak Sayuti, Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 27 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 November 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 November 2019 | PP: 422-433 | Volume-8 Issue-6S3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10760986S319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F1076.0986S319
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Abstract: This study intends at pinpointing factors that contribute to setbacks in building projects in the UAE. For that purpose, a designed questionnaire study was supplied to professional engineers in the UAE construction industry. A literature analysis was also performed, in which 106 elements were discovered. The discoveries suggested that the leading postponement risk reasons are as follows: variations of orders; interruptions in decision-making and endorsement bycustomers ; contractors’ funding problems; inadequate site administration and control by contractors; and inadequate management of project development. These conclusions can aid the construction industry by providing enhancements to the guidelines to encounter market requirements; guiding proprietors in decision making and dropping change order appeals; supporting contractors in preparation; handling the project and risks (internal or external) when assessing and organizing; and assisting professionals to utilize project management methods through construction, permitting adequate time to construct and organize the building records.
Keywords: Construction Delays, Contractor, Change Order, Decision-Making, Project Management.
Scope of the Article: Construction Engineering