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An Investigation into Factors Causing Time and Cost Overrun in Marine Construction Projects in India

Author : Shrivas Abhishek 1 Dr. Saxena Anil Kumar 2

Date of Publication :19th July 2017

Abstract: The construction industry is of great significance to the economy of India. The Construction sector in India is the sixth largest economic activity in India and provides employment to a large group of people. However, it is infamous for projects overrunning time and cost. A large number of researches have been conducted to define causes of time and cost overrun in completing construction projects. A study on time and cost overrun of different types of Marine construction projects in India was conducted to determine the causes of overrun and their importance according to each of the project participant’s experience level, i.e., below 5 years, 5-10 years and above 10 years. The field survey conducted included 37 respondents of less than 5 years’ experience, 44 respondents of 5-10 years’ experience and 39 respondents of more than 10 years’ experience. The researcher identified 3 groups of factors causing overrun and in each group 6 factors were placed according to their nature, totaling to 18 factors of time and cost overrun. Data were gathered through a survey, analyzed by using Relative importance index, taking in view different experience levels

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