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Owners’ Perspective of Factors Contributing to Project Delay: Case Studies of Road and Bridge Projects in Saudi Arabia


Abstract Delays are a major cause for concern in the construction industry in Saudi Arabia. This paper identifies the main causes of delay in infrastructure projects in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and compares these with projects around the country and other Gulf countries. Data was obtained from 49 infrastructure projects undertaken by the owner and were analyzed quantitatively to understand the severity and causes of delay. 10 risk factors were identified and were grouped into four categories. Average delay in infrastructure projects in Mecca was found to be 39%. The most severe cause of delay was found to be the land acquisition factor. This highlights the critical land ownership and acquisition issues that are prevailing in the city. Additionally, othe... (more)
Created Date 2016-05-20
Contributor Elawi, Ghazi (ASU author) / Algahtany, Mohammed (ASU author) / Kashiwagi, Dean (ASU author) / Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering / School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Series PROCEDIA ENGINEERING
Type Text
Extent 8 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.176 / ISSN: 1877-7058
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Citation Elawi, G. S., Algahtany, M., & Kashiwagi, D. (2016). Owners’ Perspective of Factors Contributing to Project Delay: Case Studies of Road and Bridge Projects in Saudi Arabia. Procedia Engineering, 145, 1402-1409. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.176
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