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Analysis of construction delay for delivering quality project in Bangladesh

Md. Ikramul Hoque (Department of Building Engineering and Construction Management, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna, Bangladesh)
Md. Abu Safayet (Department of Building Engineering and Construction Management, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna, Bangladesh)
Md. Jewel Rana (Department of Building Engineering and Construction Management, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna, Bangladesh)
Abu Yousuf Bhuiyan (Department of Building Engineering and Construction Management, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna, Bangladesh)
Golam Sadmani Quraishy (Department of Building Engineering and Construction Management, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna, Bangladesh)

International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation

ISSN: 2398-4708

Article publication date: 26 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

Construction delay is the most common issue and creates many adverse effects in any construction industry. This study has investigated the views of engineers, project managers and contractors on the causes of delay during a construction phase to identify potential delay factors, negative effects on project delivery and prioritize the delay factors.

Design/methodology/approach

An extensive literature review and interview with construction stakeholders have been conducted to identify potential causes of construction delays and design a questionnaire survey. The final questionnaire was designed with 40 potential delay factors, and a total of 102 valid Bangladeshi construction stakeholders responded to it. The result was analyzed by the relative importance index.

Findings

Among the 40 delay factors, the top five most influencing delay factors are “delay in progress payments,” “rework due to mistakes during construction,” “lack of skilled labor,” “poor monitoring and control of activities” and “delays in the making of a decision.” The top five most damaging effects of delay are “time overrun,” “cost overrun,” “disputes,” “arbitration” and “litigation,” among ten negative effects of construction delay. All construction stakeholders believe that the owner-related, consultant-related and contractor-related groups are the first, second and third most important groups of delay factors.

Originality/value

The outcome of this study would enable the Bangladeshi construction industry to develop strategies to overcome delay factors and their harmful effects. By focusing on the outcome of this research and prioritizing the critical factors, the construction industry of Bangladesh will be able to minimize construction delay significantly and propagate the progress of the construction industry by delivering quality projects timely.

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Citation

Hoque, M.I., Safayet, M.A., Rana, M.J., Bhuiyan, A.Y. and Quraishy, G.S. (2021), "Analysis of construction delay for delivering quality project in Bangladesh", International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-03-2021-0032

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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