Mitigating delays in high-rise building projects: The case of Dubai


  • Sameh Kandil
  • Samer Skaik


construction, Dubai


Project delays have long been perceived as a regular occurrence in most construction projects worldwide. This study focuses on identifying common delay causes in high rise buildings in Dubai and the effective measures to mitigate those delays. To do so, an extensive literature review was conducted followed by a questionnaire survey. Sixty-eight responses received from professionals working on large high-rise projects in Dubai. The study concludes by ranking the common delay causes as well as the effective measures to mitigate them. The implication of this study is a better understanding and dealing with the challenges associated with the timely delivery of high-rise buildings.


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Kandil, S., & Skaik, S. (2020). Mitigating delays in high-rise building projects: The case of Dubai . Project Management Research and Practice, 6. Retrieved from



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