Causes of Delays and Cost Overruns in Public School Construction Projects

Aydınlı S. , Bulut Ö. M. , Erdiş E.

6th International Project and Construction Management Conference (e-IPCMC2020), İstanbul, Turkey, 12 - 14 November 2020, pp.555-562

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.555-562


Public school construction projects are generally dated and they have limited budget. Achieving budget and duration targets in such projects is crucial for project success. Project delays and cost overruns are the factors that negatively affect educational strategies. There are many reasons for delay and cost overruns. In this study, causes and effects of delays and cost overruns in public school construction projects are analyzed. The frequency of the data is interpreted and main causes are determined. As a result, the main reason for delays and cost overruns is determined as change orders. Second reason is bureaucracy. It is seen that effective feasibility phase will greatly reduce project delays and cost overruns.