Overall Ranking of the Most Influential Causes and Impacts of Variation Orders in Arab Construction Projects

Nehal Elshaboury, Youssef Mohamed, Ahmed Elsaid

Abstract

Variation order involves adding, omitting, or altering activities from the original scope of work. It has a multitude of negative impacts on the project’s duration and budget. The objective of this research is to investigate the main causes and impacts of variation orders in Egyptian construction projects from the perceptions of contractors, consultants, and owners. The relative importance indices of these factors are computed by analysing thirty-three questionnaire surveys. Furthermore, the rankings of this study are aggregated with other studies to determine the top five factors affecting and resulting from variation orders in many Arab countries. The results showed that the most significant cause and impact of variation orders are change in the country’s economic conditions and delay in project completion, respectively. This study aids project managers and construction practitioners in identifying the root causes of variation orders to mitigate and eliminate their negative impacts on the construction projects

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Elshaboury N., Mohamed Y. and Elsaid A. (2020). Overall Ranking of the Most Influential Causes and Impacts of Variation Orders in Arab Construction Projects. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Economics and Social Science - Volume 1: ICAESS, ISBN 978-989-758-517-3, pages 331-339. DOI: 10.5220/0010358003310339


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icaess20,
author={Nehal Elshaboury and Youssef Mohamed and Ahmed Elsaid},
title={Overall Ranking of the Most Influential Causes and Impacts of Variation Orders in Arab Construction Projects},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Economics and Social Science - Volume 1: ICAESS,},
year={2020},
pages={331-339},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010358003310339},
isbn={978-989-758-517-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Economics and Social Science - Volume 1: ICAESS,
TI - Overall Ranking of the Most Influential Causes and Impacts of Variation Orders in Arab Construction Projects
SN - 978-989-758-517-3
AU - Elshaboury N.
AU - Mohamed Y.
AU - Elsaid A.
PY - 2020
SP - 331
EP - 339
DO - 10.5220/0010358003310339