Investigation of cost-influencing factors potentially controllable by main contractors in construction projects in Iraq

Joint Authors

Ali, Raid S. Abd
Khalid, Ziyad Sulayman Muhammad
Ali, Layth Thamir

Source

Engineering and Technology Journal

Issue

Vol. 38, Issue 7A (31 Jul. 2020), pp.1069-1076, 8 p.

Publisher

University of Technology

Publication Date

2020-07-31

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

8

Main Subjects

Economy
Architecture Engineering

Topics

Abstract EN

Cost overrun in construction projects is a common phenomenonin Iraq.

This might occur due to diversity of factors.

This study aimsto identify the factors influencing construction projects cost that are potentially controllable by main contractors.

Afield study through a questionnaire survey was directed to a sample of related Iraqi professional engineers from general contracting companies at both public and private sectors.

Their opinions on the impact and frequency of each factor were investigated.

The questionnaire offered (59) factors classified in (8) categoriesnamely; legislations, financial and economic, design, contractual, site management, material, labor and equipment.

The factors were ranked according to the highest Relative Importance Index(RII).

The study revealed (10) major factors that are potentially controllable by main contractors namely; labor productivity, sub-contractors and suppliers performance, equipment productivity, site organization and distribution of equipment, experience and training of project managers, scheduling and control techniques, planning for materials supply, planning for equipment supply, materials delivery and planning for skilled labor recruitment.

Recommendations to aid contractors and owners in early identification of these factors are also included in this questionnaire survey was directed to a sample of related Iraqi professional engineers from general contracting companies at both public and private sectors.

Their opinions on the impact and frequency of each factor were investigated.

The questionnaire offered (59) factors classified in (8) categoriesnamely; legislations, financial and economic, design, contractual, site management, material, labor and equipment.

The factors were ranked according to the highest Relative Importance Index(RII).

The study revealed (10) major factors that are potentially controllable by main contractors namely; labor productivity, sub-contractors and suppliers performance, equipment productivity, site organization and distribution of equipment, experience and training of project managers, scheduling and control techniques, planning for materials supply, planning for equipment supply, materials delivery and planning for skilled labor recruitment.

Recommendations to aid contractors and owners in early identification of these factors are also included in this study.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Ali, Layth Thamir& Ali, Raid S. Abd& Khalid, Ziyad Sulayman Muhammad. 2020. Investigation of cost-influencing factors potentially controllable by main contractors in construction projects in Iraq. Engineering and Technology Journal،Vol. 38, no. 7A, pp.1069-1076.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1236459

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Ali, Raid S. Abd…[et al.]. Investigation of cost-influencing factors potentially controllable by main contractors in construction projects in Iraq. Engineering and Technology Journal Vol. 38, no. 7A (2020), pp.1069-1076.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1236459

American Medical Association (AMA)

Ali, Layth Thamir& Ali, Raid S. Abd& Khalid, Ziyad Sulayman Muhammad. Investigation of cost-influencing factors potentially controllable by main contractors in construction projects in Iraq. Engineering and Technology Journal. 2020. Vol. 38, no. 7A, pp.1069-1076.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1236459

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 1075-1076

Record ID

BIM-1236459