Delay is common for the construction projects and has different patterns in different countries. This study aimed to identify delay factors, frequency and responsibility of construction projects in Taiwan. Delay factors were analyzed and compared after being identified from literature, government database, and lawsuit cases. The factors identified from the above sources were found with consistency. The research results indicate that the construction delays in Taiwan have its own phenomena but have similarity with those of other countries. In Taiwan, the owners were responsible for over 50% of all delays. Land acquisition delay and design change occurred most frequently. The contractor's delays were resulted from insufficient site investigation and poor management. The value of this study is the characterics and patterns of the construction delays concluded by combining factors, frequency, occurrence stage and responsibility. A framework was proposed to include the four dimensions to provide needed delay information. It is simple to understand and can be used as a tool to trace delays.
|Translated title of the contribution||Delay Factors, Frequency and Responsibility of Construction Projects in Taiwan|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Sep 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering