DELAY AND COST INCREASE IN LARGE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS OF IRAQ

https://doi.org/10.34031/2618-7183-2020-3-1-57-61
The planned cost and duration of the project are two criteria for a successful project and successful project management. In Iraq, construction projects regularly faced delays and cost increases.
The purpose of this study is to identify and rank the causes of delays and cost increases, in terms of their degree of occurrence, severity and importance.
Objectives of the study: the study of the reasons leading to excess cost and duration
Research technique: a questionnaire was used to identify the causes of this situation. The questionnaire was compiled through a survey of 57 Iraqi construction experts. Twenty reasons for delays and cost increases corresponding to the construction and industrial construction projects were identified and ranked in terms of importance. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS packages.
Conclusions: The results showed that the main factors affecting the cost and duration of the project are: financial difficulties of the owner (77.61%), poor site management (77.1%), financial difficulties of the contractor (70.0%), poor assistance in project management (76.9%), design changes (76.7%). Spearman's correlation tests showed that there were no differences in views between the three main participants in the project.
These results may encourage practitioners to focus on the problem of delay and the increase in value that may exist in their current or future projects.
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Shakir Zaynab Naji Delay and cost increases in large construction projects of Iraq. Construction Materials and Products. 2020. 3 (1). P. 57 – 61. https://doi.org/10.34031/2618-7183-2020-3-1-57-61