Causes and Effects of delay in the Malaysian Construction Industry



Lee, Tze Nyen (2011) Causes and Effects of delay in the Malaysian Construction Industry. Final Year Project (Other), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

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In Malaysian construction industry, delay is a problem that commonly happens during the construction stage. Delay is meaning that, construction work cannot complete within the period which stated in the contract document or part of the works run out from the planning schedule. Project delays due to eight groups such as client, consultant and contractor, just to name a few here. The main objective of this study is to identify the causes of delays, effects of delays, method of minimizing of construction delays in the Malaysian construction industry. This study was carried out based on the literature review, questionnaire design and personal interview. With regards to the literature review, the author found out thirty eight (38) factors that are related to delays due to eight main groups which including client, consultant, contractor, material, labour, equipment, financial and external environment. Besides all the causes mentioned, six types of effects and twenty three (23) types of methods of minimizing construction delays were also identified from the research. The questionnaire was distributed to those respondents from developer, contractor and consultant firms (engineer/ designer). For personal interview, it was done with two directors and one post-contract manager from different construction firms. The objectives of this study have been successfully achieved. From the data collected, there are some most contributing factors including change of orders, poor site management and supervisor, poor design and delays in design due to the client, consultant and contractor related to delays. Besides, shortage of skill labour, shortage of construction material, frequent equipment breakdown, client’s difficulties and unforeseen ground condition are also common factors from another five groups related to delays. Time overrun and cost overrun are the common effects in the Malaysian construction industry. On the other hand, method of minimizing of construction delays has been identified that more effective which consists competent project manager, ensure adequate and available source of financial until the project completion, multidisciplinary/ competent project team, complete and proper design at the right time and also proper project planning and scheduling.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: Technology > Building construction
Technology > Building construction > Quantity surveying
Faculties: School of Technology > Advance Diploma in Technology (Quantity Surveying)
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 03:25
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2022 03:51