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Research Paper | Engineering | Iraq | Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017
Study and Analysis of the Delay Problems in Iraqi Construction Projects
Sawsan Rasheed Mohammed | Asmaa Jebur Jasim
Abstract: Delays in of construction projects is a problem, suffered by all construction projects in the world, and this problem is very large in Iraq, where a very small percentage of the construction projects were completed within the contractual period and especially in the last period due to circumstances experienced by the country, and this led to negative effects on the society and on the economic side of the country. This study aims to identify the key factors that cause delays in the construction projects, to achieve this goal has been studied the problem of delay in a six construction projects in Iraq and hold interviews with a group of engineers working experts in the competent departments of construction projects in Iraq. In addition, a questionnaire survey was conducted to groups of engineers who have an experience in the construction industry for identifying the key causative factors of delay. The results of this study identified forty-eight key factor causes the delay in the construction projects of Iraq, where the factor of lack the financial capacity of the contractor during the execution having the most effect on the occurrence the delay and followed by other factors. The benefit of identifying the causative factors for the delay is to provide a database for decision-makers for managing time well by taking effective measures to reduce delays in the construction projects.
Keywords: Construction Project, Delay, Causative Factors, Effect
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017,
Pages: 2331 - 2336