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Delays in the Pre-Construction Phase of State Sector Building Projects

Authors:

D. A. R. Dolage ,

The Open University, LK
About D. A. R.

Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering,

Eng., CEng, FlE(Sri Lanka), BSc Eng. (Moratuwa), MSc (Reading), MA (Colombo), MBA (SJP)

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P. W. S. D. Perera

Daya Constructions (Pvt) Ltd, LK
About P. W. S. D.

Director Projects,

Eng. Captain, CEng, MIE (Sri Lanka), BSc Eng. (Moratuwa), MTech (OUSL)

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Abstract

This paper investigates the many causes of delays in the pre-construction phase of State Sector Building Projects. The investigation was done through a questionnaire based survey that involved Clients, Consultants and Contractors to evaluate the causes of delays. The technique of Relative Importance Index was adopted to rank the causes of delays in a descending order. Based on this evaluation the causes of delays were identified and ranked, and two remedial measures were developed. Firstly, a process diagram for the pre-construction phase was designed in order to establish the systematic process and to represent useful inputs and outputs at various stages of the process. Secondly, a checklist was formulated in an effort to ensure that important actions are taken at the correct stages to minimise the opportunity for delays. Also, the study proposes suitable additions/ amendments to the 'Form of Agreement', an ICTAD publication, and recommends to make the use of these remedial measures mandatory.
How to Cite: Dolage, D.A.R. & Perera, P.W.S.D., (2009). Delays in the Pre-Construction Phase of State Sector Building Projects. Engineer: Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. 42(3), pp.22–30. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/engineer.v42i3.7049
Published on 27 Jul 2009.
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