Analysis on Causes of Delay in Building Construction
Makesh S1, Mahalakshmi Mathivanan2

1Makesh S, School of Civil Engineering, SASTRA Deemed to be University, Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Mahalakshmi Mathivanan, School of Civil Engineering, SASTRA Deemed to be University, Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu), India.

Manuscript received on 01 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 335-341 | Volume-8 Issue-7, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G5220058719/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Majority of the building, projects face a serious issue of delay during the construction. Construction sector is said to be the leading part for the development of Indian economic condition. This research is based on the delay analysis in Tamil Nadu. In current situation the construction sector present itself to various delay factors in Tamil Nadu. This study is constructed with the help of questionnaire survey. 200 questionnaires were publicized out of which 187 responses were reciprocated. The questionnaire was embodied with 50 factors which are graded under seven groups such as owner, consultant, contractor, material, labour, equipment and external related causes. About 37% of owners, 33% contractors and 30% of consultants were involved in the survey. The accepted response from various groups are analysed using Importance Index approach. It was followed by confirmation about reliability of response and consistency between various groups.It was found from overall importance index value that changes in government regulations and laws, late in approving documents and design by owner, delay in approving new material, delay in decision making process, Shortage of material, delay in payments, change in orders during construction, delay in finance and payments, are the crucial constraints that leads to hinder in construction in Tamil Nadu. At the minimum reason for delay goes to equipment related factors. On further analysis the result was found that owner’s related factors are significant among other groups.
Keyword: Construction projects, Delay sources, Tamil Nadu.
Scope of the Article: Construction Engineering.