Major Causes of Delay in Power Construction Projects in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Hyder Kamran, Akbar Kamran, Mudassar Mahmood


This research paper summarizes the major causes of power construction project delays in Saudi Arabia. This study approach was to acknowledge various types of power construction project delays, their causes and effects from various perspectives, to determine the effect of identified issues on power construction project delays. Five (Independent variables) major issues identified were: contractor, external, consultant, client, and government related issues to examine the impact on (Dependent Variable) project delay. This study employed adopted and developed survey-based questionnaire to collect quantitative data from the sample of 408 employees from different power construction projects operating in different regions of Saudi Arabia. Research instrument used was observed valid and reliable. Whereas, descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, and regression analysis employed revealed that contractor, external, consultant, client and government related issues significantly positively affect project delay in Saudi Arabia.

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