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Delay factors in construction of healthcare infrastructure projects: a comparison amongst developing countries

Mittal, Y, Paul, VK, Rostami, A, Riley, ML and Sawhney, A (2020) Delay factors in construction of healthcare infrastructure projects: a comparison amongst developing countries. Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, 21. pp. 649-661. ISSN 1563-0854

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Creation of large healthcare infrastructure facilities involves complex construction projects. These complex projects face the risk of poor delivery in terms of time adherence and end up in delays. Identification of sector-specific factors of delay at a regional level can help with timely delivery of projects. This paper intends to investigate the challenges in the construction of hospitals in India. The study was based on a qualitative approach and used content analysis to investigate the factors responsible for the delay. Semi-structured interviews were carried out to collect the data from project managers, architects, site engineers, service consultants, and administrative heads. A list of the six most critical factors of the delay was derived. The delay factors in the Indian healthcare construction were compared with the findings of similar investigations conducted in other developing countries. The findings of the study can benefit the project managers and organizations to efficiently manage the construction of similar projects and help in the reduction of instances of delay. The learnings from the study apply to healthcare projects in the regions with similar challenges. Furthermore, the subject demands region-specific investigations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Asian Journal of Civil Engineering. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s42107-020-00227-1
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0905 Civil Engineering
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Publisher: Springer
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2020 11:40
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 07:55
DOI or ID number: 10.1007/s42107-020-00227-1
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12241
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