Factors of Delay in Highway Construction Projects In Pakistan

Samiullah Sohu, Fiza Qureshi


A project is called successful when that project is completed on approved time. However, due to so many reasons construction industry is failed to complete projects within approved time frame. Construction industry of Pakistan is facing a critical problem of delay in construction of highway projects which has adverse and negative impact to many stakeholders. The main objective of this research is to identify the most critical factors of delay in construction of highway projects and mitigation measures. A questionnaire was designed and distributed among 130 respondents of highway projects and they were asked to rank each factor according to experience. After analysis, mitigation measure of each factor was asked by same respondents. This research will help to stake holders to overcome identified factors of delay by using mitigation measures suggested by respondents.   

Keywords: Construction of highway projects, Delay, Critical factors, Pakistan.


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