Delays to projects is one of the most important concerns of the construction industry. The delays to the projects affect the economies throughout the world. Delay to projects means the slowdown of development in all other related fields. Identifying whether the delay is critical or not helps in taking appropriate decisions at the correct time. Delays may be non excusable which are contractor caused for which the client and the consultants should have project management tools to effectively manage the delays, client caused delays are the delays due to the client. The reasons for delays are due to an unreasonable project scope, inadequate early planning and the absence of risk management systems. The contractor contributes to delay due to lack of resources and labor productivity. Over estimates, incorrect task assessment, lack of task clarity, design or approval delays results in delay of project completion. Delays results in cost risk, time risk and quality risk. Delay could be defined as the time over run either beyond completion date specified in a contract or beyond the date that parties agree upon for a delivery of a project.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN