IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF SIGNIFICANT DELAY FACTORS IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

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Rasool Niaz Khan
Muhsin Azam
Imran Ghafoor Chaudhry

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Construction delays have a significant impact on private and public sector projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. This study analyzes data from 73 industry professionals to identify key delay factors in construction projects. Delay reasons were categorized into six groups: Contractor-Related, Design-Related, Labor-Related, Management and Administrative, Financial and Payment-Associated, and Technical Elements. Cronbach's Alpha confirmed the reliability of survey data, thereby supporting valid conclusions. Descriptive statistics revealed a range of impacts, some with higher means and greater variability than others. The RII method ranked these elements, with the political situation (RII = 0.7068), contractor payment delay (RII = 0.7041), and consultant design team experience (RII = 0.6904) being the most influential. Pareto Analysis emphasizes the importance of addressing these factors to effectively mitigate delays. Cluster analysis revealed three types of delays: resource and communication issues, design and decision-making complications, and other variables, emphasizing their interconnected nature. Network analysis visualizes the interactions between delay factors, providing insight into their complex interplay.

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Niaz Khan, R., Azam, M., & Chaudhry, I. G. (2024). IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF SIGNIFICANT DELAY FACTORS IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. International Research Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 3(1), 544–566. Retrieved from https://irjssh.com/index.php/irjssh/article/view/130
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