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American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2017, 5(6), 253-262
DOI: 10.12691/ajcea-5-6-5
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Recommendations to Mitigate Delay Causes in Kuwait Construction Projects

Ehab SOLIMAN1,

1Civil Engineering Department, Kuwait University, Kuwait, Kuwait

Pub. Date: December 26, 2017

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Ehab SOLIMAN. Recommendations to Mitigate Delay Causes in Kuwait Construction Projects. American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2017; 5(6):253-262. doi: 10.12691/ajcea-5-6-5

Abstract

Construction project delay is global problem in all construction industry. In Kuwait, there were many conducted research work aimed to identify delay causes in Kuwait construction projects. This paper aims to propose set of recommendations to mitigate effect of delays in construction projects in Kuwait. Rresults of previous research work were used as bases for propose recommendations. Previous research results are divided into five ranks (Top, highly, moderate, low, and very low ranked delay causes). Top causes are investigated and analyzed to identify why these top-ranked delay causes are happened and how to prevent their occurrence and/or mitigate their effect in case of occurrence. This research limited to provide proposals for top ranked only as it is more efficient. Most of these recommendations are oriented to governmental influencers. These recommendations contain revision and change project contract documents, shortening period for documentary session, changing contract conditions especially clauses of programming and delay analysis, and revise project awarding systems. These recommendations need governmental support to enhance project time performance in Kuwait. The results of this study can be used as a base for any effort to solve and dilute effect of delays in construction projects in Kuwait.

Keywords:
project delay recommendations mitigation Kuwait construction industry

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