The Asian Review of Civil Engineering (TARCE)
Study of Delay Factors in Construction ManagementAuthor : D. Maheshkumar and A. S. Priyadharshan
Volume 6 No.2 July-December 2017 pp 7-9
In construction, delay could be defined as the time overrun either beyond completion date specified in a contract or beyond the date that the parts agreed upon for delivery of a project. It is a project slipping over its planned schedule and is considered as common problem in construction projects. To the promoters, delay means loss of revenue through lack of production facilities and rentable space or a dependence on present facilities. In some cases, to the contractor, delay means higher overhead costs because of longer work period, higher material costs through inflation, and due to labour cost increases. Completing projects on time is an indicator of efficiency, but the construction process is subject to many variables and unpredictable factors, which result from many sources. These sources include the performance of parts, resources availability, environmental conditions, involvement of other parts, and contractual relations. However, it rarely happens that a project is completed within the specified time.
Delay Factors, Construction Management, Efficiency
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