Causes of Project Delay: A Case Study on Clifton (Sewage) Pumping Station

Muhammad Najeeb Adam


This case study finds out the factors of delays in Clifton Pumping Station Project i.e. a scheme that was proposed by Government of Sindh for rehabilitation / Construction of Civil, Mechanical Infra-structure along with replacement of by-pass arrangements for proper functioning of Clifton Pumping Station for ultimate disposal at Mai-Kolachi STP to be constructed by KPT under SIII (KW & SB) Project. The main reasons for delays were analyzed, comprised of: Inadequate Funding, Original Assumptions Invalid, Non-availability of Old As-built Drawings, Changes in Business Priorities, and Difficulties in Execution Works in Red-Zone Area, Non-availability of Ready-Mix, and Major Delays in taking approvals. The findings and lesson learned from this case study shall be beneficial for future execution works that will provide a basis for strategies to minimize delays, not only for the Contractors but also for Consultants and Employers respectively.

Keywords: Project Delay, Construction Projects and Delay Causes

DOI: 10.7176/CER/11-5-01

Publication date:June 30th 2019

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