Time delay and cost escalation in construction works

EOI: 10.11242/viva-tech.01.04.144

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Mr. Ankit Jaiswal, Mr. Dennies Thomas, Mr. Rahul Kushwaha, Mr.Ravikant Mahato, "Time delay and cost escalation in construction works", VIVA-IJRI Volume 1, Issue 4, Article 144, pp. 1-4, 2021. Published by Computer Engineering Department, VIVA Institute of Technology, Virar, India.


The objective of the present study was to measure the effects of delay in construction projects like cost-overrun, time-overrun, litigation and project abandonment. Data on the study variables has been collected through a structured questionnaire. Statistical tool One-Way ANOVA has been applied for data analysis and inference. It is found that delay in construction projects significantly lead to cost overrun, time overrun, litigation and project abandonment. The findings of the study also provide significant insights to the construction industry so that they may formulate strategies in order to avoid delay and its consequences. Moreover, the recommendations and limitations are discussed in the conclusion part of the study.


Construction Projects, Delay, Cost overrun, Time overrun, Litigation, Abandonment.


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