CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF DELAYS IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN AKURE, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

K T Alade, A F Lawal, A A ,Omonori, E N Olowokere

Abstract



Construction is an everlasting activity across the globe. Likewise, the problem of delay in
the construction industry is a global phenomenon. There are several reasons that may be
responsible for delay during construction, these reasons may vary from place to place and
such delays can be reduced to the minimum when its causes are identified. This study
considered the major causes and effects of delay in the execution of construction projects in
Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. Using literatures, a total number of 30 causes of construction
delays were identified. Purposive sampling technique was used to select sixty respondents
for the survey. The respondents comprise twenty-two (22) clients, eighteen consultants (18)
and twenty (20) contractors. The analyses of the primary data revealed that the three most
important causes of delay in construction projects in Akure, Ondo State Nigeria are poor
site management and supervision, contractor inexperience and client’s financial
difficulties. Based on the findings of this study, recommendations were given on how the
causes and effects of delay in construction can be mitigated.

Keywords: causes, construction projects, effects, site management, supervision

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