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A Study on Causes of Delay in Road Construction Projects across 25 Developing Countries

International School of Urban Sciences, University of Seoul, Seoul 151-742, Korea
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Received: 1 September 2020 / Revised: 4 October 2020 / Accepted: 9 October 2020 / Published: 12 October 2020
Delays in road construction projects due to various reasons are a major problem facing construction professionals. The incapability of finishing projects punctually and within a given budget is a persistent issue worldwide. This study aims to determine the ten principal causes of delay in road construction projects in 25 developing countries across the globe. The study involves two steps. First, the authors compiled information regarding the most frequent delays in a road construction project. Second, they analyzed the intensity of each cause of delay in these projects. Being more accurate in the methodology, given the nature of the information, the researchers used a quasi-meta-analysis for processing the data. Half (50%) of the countries have similar causes of delay, and likewise, 50% of the countries identified the top ten primary causes of delay in road construction projects based on the intensity results. This study uses the results of the intensity. According to the results of the homologation, the lack of experience of the construction manager, inadequate planning/scheduling, and influence on people’s land alongside the road construction project (expropriation for the construction of the project) have more significant impacts than frequent changes in the design (which was listed as the most frequent cause of delay). View Full-Text
Keywords: developing countries; untimed completion; construction delay; road project developing countries; untimed completion; construction delay; road project
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Rivera, L.; Baguec, H., Jr.; Yeom, C. A Study on Causes of Delay in Road Construction Projects across 25 Developing Countries. Infrastructures 2020, 5, 84. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/infrastructures5100084

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Rivera L, Baguec H Jr., Yeom C. A Study on Causes of Delay in Road Construction Projects across 25 Developing Countries. Infrastructures. 2020; 5(10):84. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/infrastructures5100084

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Rivera, Ludwig, Hilario Baguec Jr., and Chunho Yeom. 2020. "A Study on Causes of Delay in Road Construction Projects across 25 Developing Countries" Infrastructures 5, no. 10: 84. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/infrastructures5100084

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