A Study of Delay Factors and Preventive Guidelines in the Attitudes of Construction Contractors for Housing Projects in Bangkok and its Vicinity

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jaruwat panjindawan
Kittipong Suweero
วุฒิพงศ์ เมืองน้อย


This research aims to investigate contractors’ attitudes towards factors causing construction delays and measures for prevention of construction delays in Bangkok and its vicinity. In particular, quantitative research was adopted. A questionnaire was administered to collect the data from 86 housing projects selected through simple random sampling based on Yamane’s formula for sample size determination. Statistics used to analyze the data included the relative importance index (RII) and factor analysis (FA). The results demonstrated that the three most notable factors contributing to construction delays were identified as: 1) a shortage of skilled or experienced workers; 2) delayed delivery of construction materials; and 3) changes in the prices of construction materials. In addition, all 33 factors of construction delays were thematically classified into eight categories of factors by using factor analysis (FA) as follows: 1) project and risk management; 2) labor; 3) external factors; 4) communication and coordination; 5) construction budgets; 6) construction planning; 7) contractor management; and 8) laws, regulations and contracts. Moreover, measures for prevention of construction delays are proposed to enable contractors to recognize the problems and to minimize the potential damage attributed to delays in construction

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panjindawan, jaruwat, Suweero, K. ., & เมืองน้อย ว. . (2023). A Study of Delay Factors and Preventive Guidelines in the Attitudes of Construction Contractors for Housing Projects in Bangkok and its Vicinity. Journal of Engineering, RMUTT, 21(2), 25–36. Retrieved from https://ph01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jermutt/article/view/252411
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