Causes of abandoned construction projects

E. H. Yap, Hai Chen Tan, F. C. Chia

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Abstract

Abandonment of construction projects remains a serious problem in the Malaysian construction industry. It affects not only the immediate house buyers but also other project players (e.g. client, contractors and consultants) and the general public. In some occasions, it also involves the use of public fund for the revival of abandoned projects. Despite this, there is a lack of research into this area. This paper forms part of an ongoing research investigating how to help manage the problem with the aid of information and communication technology (ICT). The paper presents the issues and impacts of abandoned construction projects in Malaysia, and the review of available literature on the causes of the problem. Subsequently, the result of an industry wide questionnaire survey involving 225 respondents on the actual causes of abandoned construction projects in this country is presented and discussed. Further analyses will be carried out and the results will be presented elsewhere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages398-407
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event15th Annual Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate: Towards Sustainable Development of International Metropolis 2010 - Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Duration: 6 Aug 20107 Aug 2010

Conference

Conference15th Annual Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate: Towards Sustainable Development of International Metropolis 2010
Abbreviated titleCRIOCM 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityJohor Bahru
Period6/08/107/08/10

Keywords

  • Abandoned construction projects
  • Causes
  • Information and communication technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Strategy and Management
  • Business and International Management
  • Urban Studies

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    Yap, E. H., Tan, H. C., & Chia, F. C. (2010). Causes of abandoned construction projects. 398-407. Paper presented at 15th Annual Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate: Towards Sustainable Development of International Metropolis 2010, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.