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Title: Project delay : key electrical construction factors in Hong Kong
Authors: Chiu, BWY
Lai, JHK 
Issue Date: 13-Jul-2017
Source: Journal of civil engineering and management, 13 July 2017, v. 23, no. 7, p. 847-857
Abstract: The price of construction project delays is too substantial to pay. Electrical construction is a critical activity influencing project completion, but research on its delay factors was limited. Aimed at contributing knowledge to this niche area, a study was conducted in Hong Kong. 56 delay factors, in 10 groups, were found with electrical construction. Processing the data of a survey on 64 consultants and 68 contractors revealed "insufficient labour", "late decision making of client" and "insufficient electrical contractor" as the top delay factors. Strong agreements on the importance rankings of the delay factors existed between the consultant and contractor groups, and the principal factor components were "incompetent project team members", "lack of skillful labour" and "poor on-site planning". Besides discussing the common problems underlying the delay factors, recommendations were made for avoiding the problems. An understanding of the delay factors would help construction stake-holders in taking proactive measures to prevent project delay. The approach of the study can serve as reference for similar, future research in construction management.
Keywords: Building
Construction
Consultant
Contractor
Delay
Electrical
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: Journal of civil engineering and management 
ISSN: 1392-3730
EISSN: 1822-3605
DOI: 10.3846/13923730.2017.1319410
Rights: Copyright © 2017 Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Press
This is an open access article under the CC-BY 4.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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