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Author Al Tabtabai, Hashem M.en_US
Available date 2009-11-25T13:05:16Zen_US
Publication Date 2002en_US
Publication Name Engineering Journal of Qatar University
Citation Engineering Journal of Qatar University, 2002, Vol. 15, Pages 19-37.en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/7921en_US
Abstract The paper presents a study based on a research that analyzes and ranks the causes of delays in building and housing type projects undertaken by governmental agencies in Kuwait. The study was based on a survey with the parties involved in these governmental projects. A questionnaire containing 53 delay causes was distributed and the respondents were 23 governmental management and engineering personnel, 17 contractors and 8 designers representing A/E firms. The questions were prepared in which the causes were categorized into eight major groups: 1) client administration and organizational, 2) client's site supervision, 3) contractor related, 4) labor related 5) quality related, 6) design related, 7) project management, and 8) contractual related. The factors were measured and ranked under each group by the 'Relative Importance Index' for three parties. The results suggest that delays are attributed to poor project management factors and client's administration and site supervision practices. The paper presents recommendations for a better application of project management techniques and procedures being taken at both conceptual and detailed planning phases of projects.en_US
Language enen_US
Publisher Qatar Universityen_US
Subject Engineering: Research Papersen_US
Title Causes For Delays In Construction Projects In Kuwaiten_US
Type Articleen_US
Pagination 19-37en_US
Volume Number 15en_US


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