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C001 Construction Construction Delays – Issues, problems and methods to overcome them

6 CPD points (BEM), 3 CPD points (BQSM)
Many construction projects in Malaysia have experienced delay in construction. Failure to complete a complete a project either by the original planned time or budget, or both, ultimately results in project delay.

The social and economic costs of delay can be staggeringly high and to a certain extent cannot be absorbed by the industry. When a delay can no longer be absorbed by the client, it will result in the project being abandoned. Thus, it is important to predict and identify problems in the early stages of construction and diagnose the main causes and implement the most appropriate and economical solutions to prevent further negative impacts of delay.

Project delays are known to affect project cost, workers morale, quality of completed works and the industry's reputation. Modern construction techniques and the use of sophisticated ICT tools on their own do no ensure that a project can be delivered on time. The right level of knowledge, experience, methods and management skills are needed to ensure a greater chance for projects to be completed on or before the deadlines.

The contents of this seminar has been improved, based on feedback from industry, to provide a platform for dissemination of knowledge surrounding the issues of delay and ways to mitigate construction delays.
Who are the speakers?
Qualification : PhD degree from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST, UK)
M.Sc. from University of Florida
BSc. (Hons) from Central Missouri State University
Dip. Bldg (UiTM)
Published numerous articles in international journal, conference and seminar.
Strength : Quality and Project Management in Construction and Mitigation of Delay in Construction.
Current job : Dean Faculty of the Build Environment, University of Malaya
Biodata : Professor Dr.Hamzah Abdul Rahman is currently the dean of the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of Malaya. Before joining the faculty, he was attached with the Civil Engineering Department, of the same university. He has served as the Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Malaya for Development and Estate Management who in charge of development policies and construction projects in UM from 1996 to 2003.

He has published many articles in international journal, conference and seminar.

He is the editor of quite a number of books and the latest book edited by him is "Challenges and Opportunity in International Construction".

Professor Dr.Hamzah Abdul Rahman is a very friendly person and likes to share his wide experience and knowledge with others.
Qualification : Master in Construction Law, University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours, UTM
Diploma in Quantity Surveying, UTM
Strength : Procurement and Construction Law
Current job : Head Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya
Biodata : Mr. Mohd Suhaimi Mohd Danuri graduated from the University Technology of Malaysia in 1995 with a Diploma in Quantity Surveying and in 1997 with a Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours). In August 2003, he graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master in Construction Law.

He has worked in a construction company from 1997-2002 and gather a lot of industry experience during that period.

Mohd Suhaimi is currently the Head Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
• To introduce participants to common causes of delay and expose identified main factors that have led to projects delays.
• To highlight legal issues related to project delays.
• To provide recommendations on how to detect and prevent excessive delays-use of earned Value Reporting.
• To illustrate findings of studies, at UM, on construction delays.
• To recommend the use of Knowledge Management (KM) in preventing and mitigating delays.
• To suggest the use of a model in mitigating project delays.
• Increased awareness on various key issues concerning construction delays.
• Improved speed and quality of decision making.
• Ability to detect early delay signals and consider ways to prevent/minimize the effect of delay
• Experiences and case studies from the seminar are useful guides in daily problem solving activities.
Sessions and Scopes
Session Scope Speaker
Session 1
0830 - 0845
Session 2
0845 - 0900
Introduction to course and speakers
• Introduction of course outline, purpose & objectives
• Introduction of Speakers
Session 3
0900 - 1045
An Overview Of Construction Delay
• An overview of local construction project delays
• The global scene
• Definition of project delay
• Causes and types of delay
• Who is at fault? Client, consultants, suppliers, local authorities or the contractor?
• Implications of mitigated delay vs non-mitigated delays
Professor Dr. Hamzah Abdul Rahman
Session 4
1100 - 1300
Delay Claims And Damages
• The nature of delay claims, excusable delays and non-excusable delays
• Provisions under the PAM 98, CIDB 2000, JKR 203A and Design-and-build contracts
• Mitigation of damages
• Contractual remedies for delays – interest, suspension of work, termination and liquidated ascertained damagers (LAD)
• Extension of time issues
Mr. Mohd Suhaimi Mohd Danuri
Session 5
1300 - 1400
Lunch break
Session 6
1400 - 1530
Payment issues and problems
• Causes of late payment
• Effects of late payment
• If a contractor is not paid for the certificates issued, what can he do or not do?
• Legal implications of the interim certificates
Mr. Mohd Suhaimi Mohd Danuri
Session 7
1545 - 1700
Research Findings And Recommended Techniques In Mitigation Of Construction Delays
• Identified main factors of project delays
• Management tools to mitigate construction delay
• Findings of studies, at UM, on construction delay
• Recommendations on how to overcome or mitigate effects of the problem
• Recommended approaches in preventing delays
• Delay mitigation/prevention model
Professor Dr. Hamzah Abdul Rahman
Session 8
1700 - 1715
Question & Answer
Session 9
1715 - 1730
Distribution of Certificate
Date, Time, Venue, and Fee
Date and time : 21-04-2007 (Saturday) : 0830 - 1700
Venue : Seminar Hall,1st Floor, Wisma Wawasan,
Address No.19-1, Jalan PJS8/12, Dataran Mentari,
Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Location map : See location map
Fee :
Who should attend?
• Engineers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers and other project consultants
• Contractors
• Developers
• Academicians
• Local Authorities
• Public/Private Clients
• Government Officials involved in the implementation of public development projects
Course related information (FREE)
Additional notes
• CPD Points to be applied
• Certificate of attendance
• 2 tea breaks & 1 lunch provided
• Handout notes and souvenir provided
Class capacity = 60