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Risk matrix for factors affecting time delay in road construction projects: owners' perspective

Ibrahim Mahamid (Institute for Civil Engineering and Transport, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway)

Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

ISSN: 0969-9988

Article publication date: 8 November 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this study is to identify the risk matrix for factors causing time delay in road construction projects in the West Bank in Palestine from owners' viewpoint.

Design/methodology/approach

In total, 43 factors that might cause delays of road construction projects were defined through a detailed literature review. The factors were tabulated in a questionnaire form, which was sent out to a total of 25 public owners asking their contribution in identifying the risk matrix for the 43 factors in terms of impact and probability of occurrence. Three zones were used in the matrix according to the degree of factors' severity on the projects' time delay; they are: green, yellow, and red.

Findings

The analysis of 43 factors considered indicates that six factors are located in the green zone, 29 factors are located in the yellow zone, and eight factors are located in the red zone.

Originality/value

The paper identifies the risk matrix for factors affecting time delay in road construction projects in the West Bank in Palestine from the owners' perspective.

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Citation

Mahamid, I. (2011), "Risk matrix for factors affecting time delay in road construction projects: owners' perspective", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 18 No. 6, pp. 609-617. https://doi.org/10.1108/09699981111180917

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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