Approaches in management of Construction delays and cost overrun of Multiple D&B Projects in Sabah

C.T, Ramanathan and Sambu Potty, Narayanan and B. Idrus, Arazi (2011) Approaches in management of Construction delays and cost overrun of Multiple D&B Projects in Sabah. In: 6th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-VI), July 5-7, 2011, Kuala Lumpur.

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The construction industry in Malaysia is of paramount importance for creating employment in the country, both directly and indirectly unlike other industries. It is the highest contributor to the country’s economic growth as evident from the CIDB reports. Malaysian construction industry has shown continuous growth since independence. Over the years, many forms of private sector participation have been evolved for infrastructure projects of which the Design and Build (D&B) method is one of the most popular approaches for specialised works. Public infrastructure projects under D&B arrangement have a complex risk profile. To a considerable extent, the success of any D&B projects is influenced by the degree of which various project risks are managed. This study has identified the gaps in previous research studies which lack in providing a practical approach to identify these risks and the appropriate responses. The paper discusses the recent related studies from literature; type of contract procurement practiced in Malayisa and a case study of multiple D&B projects in Sabah. The methods planned for the entire research are described in this article. The study of the entire research work is divided into two approaches. Firstly to conduct the questionnaire survey in the industry to acquire ranking of factors causing delays and cost overrun. Secondly to record the potential delay causing factors from the real time project. This paper has collected and analyzed the time and cost related data from the multiple bridge projects. This includes the completed and ongoing multiple projects of the D&B contractor. The final research findings are obtained by comparing the results of the studies from the analysis of the questionnaire survey responses and the case study. Outcome of this analysis has the benefit of providing reliable risk avoidance methods with applicable solutions for the construction practice.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Multiple project, Design & Build, Construction delays and Cost overrun
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Building
ID Code:6892
Deposited On:05 Dec 2011 03:01
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:22

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