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Title: Key Causes Of Delay In Construction Projects – Views Of Ghanaian D3k3 And A3b3 Contractors
Authors: Fobi, Daniel Yaw
Keywords: Causes
Delay
Construction
Projects
Ghana
Contractors
Issue Date: 20-Feb-2015
Abstract: Delay is among the key challenges faced in the course of construction project implementation. Construction project delay is a globalproblem inproject delivery.Several attempts by researchers’ and project professionals to tackle this problem have not yielded sufficient positive results. This hasgreat negative impact in terms of cost and risk in construction projectswith its related effects on contracting parties.The aim of this study wasto identify the key causes of construction project delays in the view of small scale Ghanaian contractors.Hence, in achieving the aim of the study the following specific objectives were advanced, one, to identify the most important causesof delay and two, to identify solutionto the causes of delays. Thestudy adopted a quantitative structured questionnaire survey.Respondents were selected by the quota sampling technique. Out of Seventy one (71) questionnaires distributed,Sixty Four (64) wereretrieved from respondents representingNinety percent (90).Relative Importance Index and Factor Analysis were used to analyze objective one and two data respectively.The study revealed that, the main causes of delaysare:Clients inadequate financial resources, delays in honouring payment certificates for work done, underestimation of the project duration, poor communication between contracting parties and complexity for developers to access bank credit. In concluding, the following measures were espoused for effective construction delivery: initial proper planning, establishing appropriate communication media and sticking to payment schedules agreed by all the contracting parties.  
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Master of Science in Construction Management, 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6865
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