What are Causes of Schedule Delays in Construction Projects_.pdf

By and large delays in project construction occur

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By and large, delays in project construction occur provided that the following criteria are realized: Site conditions are defined or described in contract documents. The actual site conditions cannot be anticipated at the time of contract bid. The actual site condition is different from those explained in the contract documents. 3. Force Majeure Force majeure events are not only predictable and avoidable but also uncontrollable. These events are external that influence the performance of contractor and cause the delay of construction schedule. There are several natural such as hurricane and earthquake, and manmade events like war which constitute force majeure events. These events may be accepted by contract clauses. Under normal circumstances, delay caused by force majeure is considered as non-compensable. In this case, the contractor can regain the lost time but not the cost of extended overhead. However, if the owner is the cause of the delay, then it is assumed to be compensable. 4. Adverse Weather Normally, the majorities of project construction phases are sensitive to weather and hence considerably influence by it. Moreover, the level of weather sensitivity of various construction stages and types of construction activity is considerably different. Added to that, the influence of weather events varies crucially between construction activities and construction locations.
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