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Article: A comparative study of causes of time overruns in Hong Kong construction projects

TitleA comparative study of causes of time overruns in Hong Kong construction projects
Authors
KeywordsClients
Consultants
Contractors
Delay Factor Categories
Delay Factors
Hong Kong
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
Issue Date1997
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijproman
Citation
International Journal of Project Management, 1997, v. 15 n. 1, p. 55-63 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper presents the results of a survey undertaken to determine and evaluate the relative importance of the significant factors causing delays in Hong Kong construction projects. The survey covered 83 previously identified delay factors, which were grouped into eight major categories. The main reasons for delays were analyzed and ranked according to different groups classified on the basis of (a) the role of the parties in the local construction industry (i.e. whether clients, consultants or contractors) and (b) the type of projects. Results indicate that the five principal and common causes of delays are: 'poor site management and supervision', 'unforeseen ground conditions', 'low speed of decision making involving all project teams', 'client-initiated variations' and 'necessary variations of works'. Differing perceptions as to the principal causes delaying projects are observed between Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria, the two latter countries being chosen for purposes of comparison with other countries. It is hoped that the significant delay factors identified in this survey will provide a basis for strategies to minimize delays and will also be incorporated into a 'construction time' forecasting model for Hong Kong construction projects in the future research programme. Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd and IPMA.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/150090
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.885
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.497
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dc.contributor.authorChan, DWMen_US
dc.contributor.authorKumaraswamy, MMen_US
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dc.identifier.issn0263-7863en_US
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dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the results of a survey undertaken to determine and evaluate the relative importance of the significant factors causing delays in Hong Kong construction projects. The survey covered 83 previously identified delay factors, which were grouped into eight major categories. The main reasons for delays were analyzed and ranked according to different groups classified on the basis of (a) the role of the parties in the local construction industry (i.e. whether clients, consultants or contractors) and (b) the type of projects. Results indicate that the five principal and common causes of delays are: 'poor site management and supervision', 'unforeseen ground conditions', 'low speed of decision making involving all project teams', 'client-initiated variations' and 'necessary variations of works'. Differing perceptions as to the principal causes delaying projects are observed between Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria, the two latter countries being chosen for purposes of comparison with other countries. It is hoped that the significant delay factors identified in this survey will provide a basis for strategies to minimize delays and will also be incorporated into a 'construction time' forecasting model for Hong Kong construction projects in the future research programme. Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd and IPMA.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijpromanen_US
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dc.subjectClientsen_US
dc.subjectConsultantsen_US
dc.subjectContractorsen_US
dc.subjectDelay Factor Categoriesen_US
dc.subjectDelay Factorsen_US
dc.subjectHong Kongen_US
dc.subjectNigeriaen_US
dc.subjectSaudi Arabiaen_US
dc.titleA comparative study of causes of time overruns in Hong Kong construction projectsen_US
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