Causative Factors of Cost Overrun in Building Projects of Pakistan

Authors

  • Samiullah Sohu University Tunn Hussein Onn Malaysia
  • Abd Halid Abdullah University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
  • Sasitharan Nagapan University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
  • Nafees Ahmed Memon University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4327-5595
  • Riduan Yunus University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
  • Muhammad Fikri Hasmori

Keywords:

Cost Overrun, Causative Factors, Building Projects, Pakistan

Abstract

Cost overrun is cost of the project exceeds the approved cost of the project at the time of tender. Cost overrun or budget overrun is the main problem in the construction of building projects in Sindh Province of Pakistan. To attain the main objective of the research deep literature review was carried out and total 64 factors of cost overrun were identified in construction industry. A questionnaire was developed and distributed among 28 well experienced experts having more than 20 years in building projects. Collected data was analyzed by average index method. Results shows that main and causative factors of cost overrun were financial difficulties faced by client, slow information between parties, change in price of material, delay of design, poor site management, cash and payment problem faced by contractor and delay in decision making. This research can help petitioners of building projects to overcome these main and causative factors of cost overrun or budget overrun.

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Author Biographies

Abd Halid Abdullah, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

Prof. madya, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Sasitharan Nagapan, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Muhammad Fikri Hasmori

Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering

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Published

01-01-2019

How to Cite

Sohu, S., Abdullah, A. H., Nagapan, S., Memon, N. A., Yunus, R., & Hasmori, M. F. (2019). Causative Factors of Cost Overrun in Building Projects of Pakistan. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 10(9). Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/article/view/2495

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