Authors : H.K. Ammash, S.A. Hasan and M.S. Abo Dhaheer
Abstract: Recently, the cities of Iraq including the city of Diwaniyah have witnessed massive reconstruction projects, accompanied with marked delays in the completion of these projects. The present study aims to identify the most pressing issues that have caused delays in the delivery time of the projects as well as to reveal all factors affecting the occurrence of these cases in the city of Diwaniyah. It also, aims to avoid or minimise the impact of these factors by investigating their influence from real projects and identifying effective ways to overcome the causes of delays. The study was based on data from 31 completed realistic projects in the city of Diwaniyah from 2005-2014. An analysis of these real data has been conducted to investigate the reasons for owner delays and possible ways to avoid such delays. It was found that the average total rate of reasons associated with the owner was 61.56%. The Additional Events (AE) were the most effective reason for delaying related to the owner at 21.05% which includes political reasons such as sudden holidays. The Difference of Quantities reason (DOQ) which was the second most reason was less than one-fifth (around 18.42%) compared to a rate of appearance equal to 14.2% for the Inaccuracies of Design (IOD). It was also, concluded that more than a third (around 32.52%) of these reasons were under full control of the owner as opposed to 29.04% were out of control.
H.K. Ammash, S.A. Hasan and M.S. Abo Dhaheer, 2018. Reasons for Delaying in Completion Construction Projects in the City of Diwaniyah. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13: 5838-5842.