Journal article

The effects of construction delays on project delivery in Nigerian construction industry

AA Aibinu, GO Jagboro

International Journal of Project Management | Published : 2002

Abstract

Construction delay has become endemic in Nigeria. It is imperative to create awareness of the extent to which delays can adversely affect project delivery. This paper identifies, by questionnaire evaluates and through empirical method assesses the effects of construction delays. The findings showed that time and cost overruns were frequent effects of delay. Delay had significant effect on completion cost and time of 61 building projects studied. Client-related delay is significant in Nigeria. Acceleration of site activities coupled with improved clients' project management procedure and inclusion of appropriate contingency allowance in precontract estimate should assuage the adverse effect o..

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