Factor Causing Time Delay in Construction Malaysia
Nasser Rostam Afshar1, Ev Rochelle Ashzana Roger Sumail2

1Nasser, R.A, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak Malaysia.
2Ev Rochelle Ashzana Roger Sumail, Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Kuching Sarawak.
Manuscript received on 13 January 2016 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 January 2016 | Manuscript Published on 30 January 2016 | PP: 25-27 | Volume-5 Issue-8, January 2016 | Retrieval Number: H2260015816/16©BEIESP
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Abstract: The construction industry nowadays has higher complexities with increased scope of work, number of parties involved and is technically more advanced. However, the industry does not give adequate attention to proper delay management. The causes of delay need to be identified and assessed. The methods on delay mitigation need to be mapped out to cater for these delays. Even the smallest mistake or unforeseen causes can lead to major lost and even bankruptcy to construction firms. Therefore, the aim of this study is to provide a compilation of causes and effects of delay data for Malaysian construction industry. The discussions related the field of causes and effects of delay in construction projects has been reviewed. Result of delay identification from other countries have been studied and compared to make this paper more comprehensive.The overall discussion will focus on the causes of delay related to each specific group; the direct effects of these delay, and also the correlation between the causes and effects. The data is collected by conducting structured questionnaire surveys and distributing it out to government agencies, consultants, and contractors involved in the construction industry. An in depth study is also done on different methods of delay identification available in project management.
Keywords: Delay Causes, Delay Effects, Construction Industry, Malaysia, Correlational Analysis.

Scope of the Article: Construction Engineering