A survey of Malaysian consultants on construction claim problems

A survey of Malaysian consultants on construction claim problems. Built Environment Journal (BEJ), 11 (1): 1. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1675-5022 (2014)


The construction industry in Malaysia is very complex as it involves multidisciplinary participants. In this environment, claims appear to cause delays and hold back the completion of a construction project. Construction contracts are rarely perfect, and claims for time extensions and additional costs often have to be made by one party on another. The extensively increasing number of construction claims indicates the need for the implementation of effective construction claim management. This research aims at surveying the most common problems experienced by Malaysian contractors in construction project. This paper presents the survey results and main findings from the consultants’ points of view which indicate that inaccessibility or unavailability of relevant documents, the lack of site staff awareness to proactively detect claims and understanding the contract itself, and conflicts arising during owner/contractor negotiation are all critical problems associated with the process of claim management. The problems observed from this research could be used to improve the contractors’ claim management system.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Construction Claims, Claims
Taxonomy: By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Construction Management
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Depositing User: Eza Eliana Abdul Wahid
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2021 08:23
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2021 08:23
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