Assessing the Risk Level of the Challenges Faced In Construction Projects
Received: 31 December 2020 | Revised: 31 January 2021 and 18 February 2021 and 24 February 2021 | Accepted: 26 February | Online: 12 June 2021
The failure of construction projects could be attributed to several challenges that emerged during the construction process. Nine major challenges were uncovered from the literature: resource allocation, time, cost, quality, safety, project complexity, changes, uncertainties, and communication. A survey was carried out among professionals having a minimum of 10 years of experience in the construction industry to identify the occurrence and severity of these challenges. A total of 117 responses were analyzed and plotted on a risk matrix. The mean values indicated that time, cost, and quality are the top three challenges faced in construction projects, while the risk matrix revealed that all challenges are high-risk challenges. Thus, the professionals should consider suitable measures to address these challenges for improving a project’s performance.
Keywords:construction industry, construction challenges, risk, risk matrix, Malaysia
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