Unwanted Delay Types Imposed on Main Contractors in the Construction of Town Houses in Dubai U.A.E

Hamed Golizadeh, Seyedeh Sara Miryousefi Ata, Abdul Wahab Shaikh

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A construction contract normally have a specified duration provided by clients and agreed by contractors to complete the work. If the contractor is unable to execute a project within the contracted duration, then the client has the right under construction contract to impose liquidated damages (LDs) on the contractor’s breach for delay. However, there are some conditions which the contractor is not fully in charge of the time overrun and problems are imposed by other parties involved in the projects. The aim of this study is to identify the types of problems faced by the contractors in the construction of the Town House project due to Nominated Sub-Contractor, variation orders and nominated supplies. Interview and questionnaire survey platforms are selected for the purpose of data collection. 26 potential problems are recognized through interview sessions with experts and 25 of them obtained agreement of
the questionnaire survey. Results of this study can offer a transparent platform to find solutions for the imposed problems on the contractors by the other parties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-121
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Basic and Applied Scientific Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes


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