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Identification of Schedule-Performance Indicators and Delay-Recovery Strategies for Low-Cost Housing Projects

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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA
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School of Engineering, California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA 94542, USA
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Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182, USA
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Sustainability 2019, 11(21), 6005; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11216005
Received: 20 September 2019 / Revised: 22 October 2019 / Accepted: 24 October 2019 / Published: 29 October 2019
Many construction projects suffer from schedule delays that ultimately lead to considerable cost overruns and defeat the purpose of low-cost housing (LCH), which is to support low-income earners. It is, therefore, vital that the schedule delays and cost overruns be minimized. The objectives of this research were to investigate, identify, and classify the schedule-delay indicators (SDIs), prioritize them based on their level of impact, and formulate constructive strategies to improve the schedule performance. To achieve the objectives set forth, 68 interviews were conducted with professionals who are active in LCH projects, and a structured survey was developed and distributed to other experts involved in LCH projects to validate the result of the interviews and collect additional data. Survey responses were collected from 101 individuals and were analyzed. The significant SDIs were identified and classified by the research team and were ranked and prioritized, using the Relative Importance Index (RII) method. The results demonstrated that the identified SDIs could be classified into the following eight main categories: legal, design and technology, project characteristic, project management, material resource, human resource, location, and finance. The outcomes of this study will help project managers and stakeholders identify the causes of schedule delays early in the project and implement effective strategies for improving project performance in low-cost housing projects. View Full-Text
Keywords: low-cost housing; schedule delays; cost overruns low-cost housing; schedule delays; cost overruns
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Safapour, E.; Kermanshachi, S.; Alfasi, B.; Akhavian, R. Identification of Schedule-Performance Indicators and Delay-Recovery Strategies for Low-Cost Housing Projects. Sustainability 2019, 11, 6005. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11216005

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Safapour E, Kermanshachi S, Alfasi B, Akhavian R. Identification of Schedule-Performance Indicators and Delay-Recovery Strategies for Low-Cost Housing Projects. Sustainability. 2019; 11(21):6005. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11216005

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Safapour, Elnaz, Sharareh Kermanshachi, Bahaa Alfasi, and Reza Akhavian. 2019. "Identification of Schedule-Performance Indicators and Delay-Recovery Strategies for Low-Cost Housing Projects" Sustainability 11, no. 21: 6005. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11216005

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