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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Non-Pecuniary Factors Affecting The Success Of Construction Projects In United Arab Emirates

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Nair Govindan Pradeep, Bahukhandi Kanchan Deoli, Tauseef SM



Construction Industry, Project Management Tool, Health and Safety Regulations, Environmental, Labour, Culture



The Construction Industry is a highly important contributor to the GDP of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This research study aims to explore the factors that affect the success of construction projects in UAE. This study is focused not only on the positive factors but also the limiting factors that prove to be an obstacle to the growth of the construction industry in UAE. Secondary analysis has critically analysed literature pertaining to the subject and primary analysis employed is a mixed method of both qualitative and quantitative analysis also known as triangulation methodology, Thus, using qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques, using structured questions as the research instrument and interviews as the method information was collated from five randomly selected construction companies in UAE. For quantitative analysis, the sample selected primarily comprises 30 project management personnel and for Qualitative Analysis 5 senior managers such as project general manager and director of projects and other senior positions, have been selected for the interview. Through Data Analysis and the various responses collated from the respondents it was identified that timely allocation of quality and competent resources combined with a longer-term vision of the leadership is a critical success factor for the construction industry. Application of project management tool and interdepartmental collaboration seemed to have a limited role to play in the success of the projects. It was also identified that the major limitation regarding factors affecting construction projects in UAE is the extreme weather conditions. Non-prescriptive and unclear labour as well as health and safety regulations seem to be causing delays in applying the mandated requirements and causes hindrances in terms of non-compliances and violation notices from authorities. Having employees from various cultural backgrounds and nationalities is also another limiting factor that creates difficulty in streamlining the construction process.



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