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Perceptions of Skilled Labour Attributes on Delays in Construction Projects in India

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dc.contributor.author Das, Dillip Kumar
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-05T12:18:45Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-05T12:18:45Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1200
dc.description Published Conference Proceedings en_US
dc.description.abstract Evidence from the literature suggests that the causes of delays in construction are well researched. Client, contractor, consultant, design, equipment and material related aspects have varied influence on the occurrence of delay. However, the perception of various labour attributes on the occurrence of delay have been least investigated. Thus, the objective of the paper is to identify the various labour attributes that cause delay and examine how these attributes influence the occurrence of delay. A survey was conducted among various stakeholders that include engineers, contractors, clients, project managers, architects, supervisors, labour contractors and skilled labourers to collect the data on the perception of labour attributes that cause delay. To conduct the survey a questionnaire was distributed among 75 individual stakeholders selected through random sampling process from 3 construction projects in Bhubaneswar city of India. A perception index was developed based on weighted average method to examine the relative influence of the labour attributes on delay followed by descriptive statistics analysis and significance tests to establish the interlinkage between labour attributes and their consequences that cause delay. Findings revealed that lack of appropriate skill, lack of adequate remuneration, poor commitment by the labours to the project work are the major labour attributes which engender delay in construction projects. It is also found that lack of skill and competency lead to poor quality of work and consequently rework and delay. Poor remuneration prompts poor commitment to the projects. Poor commitment slows down the speed of work, and regular availability to the project and consequently influence the level of output, thus contributing to the delay of the projects. The findings contribute to the discourse of delay in construction from the labour attribute point of view. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher 5THCMCONFERENCE,NOV en_US
dc.subject Construction projects en_US
dc.subject Commitment en_US
dc.subject Delay en_US
dc.subject Labour attribute en_US
dc.subject Remuneration en_US
dc.subject Skill en_US
dc.title Perceptions of Skilled Labour Attributes on Delays in Construction Projects in India en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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