Delay mitigation in the Malaysian construction industry

H. Abdul-Rahman, Mohammed Ali Berawi, A. R. Berawi, O. Mohamed, M. Othman, I. A. Yahya

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This paper describes the importance of applying proper management in dealing with delays in construction for a growing economy. The main objective of this paper is to identify the management tools that are practiced in the local construction industry in mitigating delay. It also aims to identify the main factors that lead to project delays and to suggest recommendations on how to overcome or mitigate effects of the problem. Data is gathered from responses from questionnaire survey and interviews with those involved in construction project. The surveys and research findings indicate that delay incidents occur mainly during the construction phase of a project and one or more parties usually contribute to delay. This paper highlights the importance of having more experienced and capable construction managers as well as skilled laborers to enable the industry to develop at a faster rate either nationally or internationally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-133
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Construction Engineering and Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006


  • Construction management
  • Delay time
  • Malaysia


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