Top Construction Delay Factors for Kenya

Yue Choong KOG


Thirteen studies to identify major delay factors for construction projects in Kenya have been reported in the literature. Nine of these studies were based on self-administered questionnaire survey of views of project participants and four studies were based on site records of actual construction projects. Thirty-three of the more than forty construction delay factors reported in the literature were identified as one of the top construction delay factors by the thirteen studies on Kenya. This is illogical, misleading and confusing. A thorough review of these thirteen studies is undertaken to identify top delay factors for construction projects in Kenya. With respect to the construction delay factors identified, remedial measures to improve the schedule performance of construction projects in Kenya are presented.