Causes of Delays in Construction Projects: A Case Study for Petrochemical Industry of Iran
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Causes of Delays in Construction Projects: A Case Study for Petrochemical Industry of Iran

Authors: S. Bagher Daryaii


Delays in construction projects are one of the most common risky problems and regardless of the causes, the delays can occur in all projects and all industries. The impact of delays has a wide range from neglectable ones to losing the project's importance or its economic justification. In this paper, by doing research and interview with managers, executors, consultants and supervisors of construction projects in the petrochemical industry, their opinions about reasons of delays in projects have been gathered.

Keywords: Analysis of delays, causes of delays, delays in petrochemical projects, project delays.

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