Delays In Residential Building Construction


Aradhana Rathod
S. Pimplikar


In construction, delay could be defined as the time overrun either beyond completion date specified in a contract, or beyond the date that the parties agreed upon for delivery of a project. It is a project slipping over its planned schedule and is considered as common problem in construction projects. There are many projects in India currently with major clients out of which 1 to 5 % complete on time and remaining part project got delayed or some even not completed till date. A construction project is commonly acknowledged as successful when the aim of the project is achieved in terms of predetermined objectives that are mainly completed the project on time, within budget and specified quality of the project. One of the most important problems that may occur in the construction project is delays and the significant of these delays varies considerably from project to project. Any disruptions to the project objectives will certainly contribute to project delays with its specified adverse effects on project objectives. Delays on construction projects are a universal phenomenon. 

They are almost always accompanied by cost and time overruns. Even though various studies have been considered into the causes affecting delays, these studies seldom discuss common and general causes of delays in construction delays. Thus comprehensive studies on these delays are essential.

This paper deals with delays caused in Pebble park project in Handewadi located in Hadapsar city, Pune. In this project until now the delays are caused due to all those common reasons like incompetent contractor, delay in payment of subcontractors, quarrel between fitters, etc as they are unable to complete the given tasks according to the schedule. And due to this further work is also getting hampered causing delays. This paper along with delays also suggests a remedial measure to solve the problem. Here firstly all relevant data like plan, elevation, specification, schedule, cashflow was collected from the organisation. After getting all the relevant data quantities for all the activities were found. As quantities were calculated schedule for the pebble park project (residential building) was prepared with help of MSP 2010(Microsoft soft project) and with the help of MSP only resources were assigned for the particular project. Later in this pebble park project we compared planned schedule with actual schedule. An at last with the help of indicatorsSchedule variance, cost variance, start variance and finish variance in MSP we could actually come to knowby how many days the project has been delayed and by how much cost it has been exceeded.