Study of Methods for Minimizing Construction Delays: Evidences from a Developing Country

Towhid Pourrostam, Amiruddin Ismail

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Abstract

Delays are one of the biggest problems in construction projects in developing countries, as cause negative effects on the projects. Delays can be minimized only when their causes are identified. This paper aims to identify effective methods of minimizing delay in construction projects. The literature related the field of causes and effects of delay and methods for minimizing construction delay has been reviewed over the last decade. This paper highlighted methodology to reduce construction delays from consultant and contractor viewpoints. The perspective of contractors and consultants has been analysed to rank the methods of minimizing construction delays based on their Relative Importance Index (RII). The most effective methods of minimizing delay in construction projects were: adequate funding throughout the project, competent project manager, awarding bids to the right designer/contractor, complete and proper design at the right time, availability of resources, clear objective and scope, and the use of experienced subcontractors and suppliers. The result can be used as a guideline to successfully handling construction projects in Iran as well as other developing countries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Research
Pages2939-2942
Number of pages4
Volume201-203
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2nd International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering, ICMSE 2011 - Guilin
Duration: 9 Apr 201111 Apr 2011

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume201-203
ISSN (Print)10226680

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering, ICMSE 2011
CityGuilin
Period9/4/1111/4/11

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Keywords

  • Causes of delay
  • Construction project
  • Effects of delay
  • Iran
  • Method
  • Minimizing of delay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Pourrostam, T., & Ismail, A. (2011). Study of Methods for Minimizing Construction Delays: Evidences from a Developing Country. In Advanced Materials Research (Vol. 201-203, pp. 2939-2942). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 201-203). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.201-203.2939

Study of Methods for Minimizing Construction Delays : Evidences from a Developing Country. / Pourrostam, Towhid; Ismail, Amiruddin.

Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 201-203 2011. p. 2939-2942 (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 201-203).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Pourrostam, T & Ismail, A 2011, Study of Methods for Minimizing Construction Delays: Evidences from a Developing Country. in Advanced Materials Research. vol. 201-203, Advanced Materials Research, vol. 201-203, pp. 2939-2942, 2nd International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering, ICMSE 2011, Guilin, 9/4/11. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.201-203.2939
Pourrostam T, Ismail A. Study of Methods for Minimizing Construction Delays: Evidences from a Developing Country. In Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 201-203. 2011. p. 2939-2942. (Advanced Materials Research). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.201-203.2939
Pourrostam, Towhid ; Ismail, Amiruddin. / Study of Methods for Minimizing Construction Delays : Evidences from a Developing Country. Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 201-203 2011. pp. 2939-2942 (Advanced Materials Research).
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