Modern Project Management

(ISSN: 2317-3963)

Causes of Delay and their Cures in Major Norwegian Projects

Youcef J-T. Zidane
NTNU Norway
Bjørn Andersen
NTNU - Norwegian University of Technology and Science. Norway


Several projects encounter delays and unnecessary use of time as a result of to various factors and hence suffer unfavorable consequences. The Norwegian construction industry is no exception. There are factors causing delays in Norwegian construction projects which have many negative effects on all parties, including the projects’ outputs and outcomes. This paper will identify the main time issues (delay factors) in major Norwegian construction projects and the recommended solutions. The methodology on which this paper is based includes an intensive literature review, open questionnaires and unstructured interviews with practitioners. The paper addresses frequency and type of delay factors in major Norwegian construction projects and their solutions. It is based on an open questionnaire, which gave the opportunity to discover new delay factors and possible remedies: thus we encourage similar studies in other countries to uncover other possible delay causes and solutions.

Keywords: time issues, causes of delay, cures for delays, Norwegian construction projects.



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