Causes and effects of delays in indian construction projects dinesh kumar r me construction engineering and management student, meenakshi sundararajan engineering college.
Contractor-related delays was ranked the most significant groups that cause delays, followed by client-related delays, and consultant-related delays time and cost overrun were the common effects of delays in construction projects.
Delay in construction project has a negative effect on clients, contractors, and consultants in terms of growth in adversarial relationships, mistrust, litigation, arbitration, and cash-flow problems. In a similar but a more integrated approach to finding the effects of delays in construction projects, sambasivan & wen soon (2007) identified six effects of delays to be (1) time overrun, (2) cost overrun, (3) disputes, (4) arbitration, (5) litigation, and (6) total abandonment of the project.
1 causes and effects of delay in portuguese construction industry pedro manuel de matos romba fernandez da silva abstract delays in construction projects are frequent.
Delays of major projects the second was by  which are concentrated on the analysis of delay causes in construction project to minimize delays in jordan,  investigated the causes of delay at the traditional construction contracts the research revealed that the most significant factor is the labour productivity. Odeh and battaineh (2002) identified the factors of weather condition as contributors to causes of delays long, et al (2004) mentioned factors weather condition as factors ofexternal related delays al-momani (2000) studied the factor of weather condition as contributors to causes of delays in construction project.