Delays in Construction Industry: A Micro Perspective
S. Anthony Raj1, B. Kalpana Sai2
1Dr. S. Anthony Raj, Associate Professor, Department of Management Studies, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. B. Kalpana Sai, Associate Professor, Department of Management Studies, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 07 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 April 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 April 2019 | PP: 1708-1712 | Volume-8 Issue-6, April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F4019048619/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: With seven likely gateways Coimbatore is an industrial city located in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu. This is one of the leading revenue giving cities next to Chennai and Tiruppur. As urbanization is on the major rise and the city area is extended and expanded, raising of new building on its farm lands is quintessential to whistle-blow its development. This major urban revolution in the city requires optimized procurement of materials, effective material handling, prompt construction planning and an overall impeccable project management. But the delay in completion of the projects is a quirk of fate. There are ‘n’ number of reasons for these delays such as: (i) improper materials and financial planning by the parties and the constructing company, (ii) lack of contractor’s experience, (iii) improper site management, (iv) payment problems from both parties, (v) poor communication from suppliers, (vi) vendors and other stake holders, (vii) subcontracting problems, (viii) material price hike, material shortages, (ix) labor problems, (x) faults during the stage and so on. This article unveils the top reasons for the delays happening in the construction industry in Coimbatore city.
Keyword: Construction Delays, Clients, Contractors, Materials, Site Management, Vendors.
Scope of the Article: Materials Engineering