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STUDY OF DESERTED

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN
MALAYSIA

NAME
: NAZRATUL IZZANA BT ISHAK
STUDENT ID : AA11149
SUPERVISOR : DR. OMAR JAMALUDIN
SUBJECT : RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND
PRE- PROJECT (BAA3922)

INTRODUCTION
Desertion

of construction projects is considered as one of


the most common and serious problems plaguing the
Malaysian construction industry
The desertion of construction projects is not so unique in
Malaysia as it is also present in other countries, e.g. United
States, Spain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Qatar,
Bahrain, Kuwait, and Russia
However, in Malaysia this problem has been plaguing long
enough at a scale that deserves more attention

PROBLEM STATEMENT

The desertion of construction projects has resulted in many adverse consequences to


the economy, society and environment.
STATEMENT

NAME AND YEAR

Economically
-It is a waste of useful resources.
-Mostly affect suppliers of
construction materials,
transportation companies,
manufacturers of plant and
machinery, etc

-Ng, A., 2011.

Society
-Draw people like drug users,
criminals and vagrants to occupy
the deserted sites,
-Effect house buyers, contractors,
developers, banks, etc

--Stuart, M., 2009.


-Cheong, E.Y.Y., 2012.
-Perumal, E., 2009.
-Yip, Y.T., 2009.

Environment
-Become a breeding ground for

- MHLG, 2011.

OBJECTIVES
The aim of this research is to investigate the problems of deserted construction projects
in Malaysia. The goal will be achieved through the following objectives:
NO
1.

2.

OBJECTIVES
To study reasons of
deserted
construction project
in Malaysia
To determine the
reasons of the
problems.

METHODOLOGY
Published research
work

-none

Questionnaire

-Client/Owner
-Consultants
-Contractors/Suppliers
-Government official

-Developers
-Property Consultants
- Architect

Interview

3.

To determine and
propose solutions to
known problems.

TARGET RESPONDENT
(170)

Questionnaire

Interview

-Client/Owner
-Consultants
-Contractors/Suppliers
-Government official

-Developers
-Property Consultants
- Architect

SCOPE OF STUDY
The

scope of this study of deserted project covered a


project which has either been totally deserted or
indefinitely delayed.

Area

of study is Peninsular Malaysia.

SIGNIFICANT OF STUDY
ECONOMIC
- Reducing the
waste
of useful
resources
- Reduce money
problem
SOCIETY
- Increase the
publics safety
- Reduce
negative effect
towards those
involve

Problem
Statem
ent
The causes of the
problem can be
identified and the
solutions towards the
problem can be
discovered

ENVIRONMENT
- Maintain the
cleanliness of
the
surrounding
nature
- Ensure public
health

LITERATURE REVIEW

NO
1.

2.

Reasons of Deserted Construction Projects in Malaysia;


FACTORS AFFECTING

Mismanagement

Unfavourable government
policies

3. Inefficient public delivery


system

4. Unfavourable economic
conditions

5. Financial problems

NAME AND YEAR


- Khalid, M.S., 2010.
- Ibrahim, F., 2006.

-Ibrahim, F., 2006.


-Chang, K.L, 2009.

-Dahlan, N.H.M., 2010.


- Heng, N., 2011

-Carrero, R. et al., 2009.

- Bavani, M., 2009.


- Kong, L., 2009.
- Rajan, P., 2005.

Factors Affecting the Success of Projects ;


NO
FACTORS AFFECTING
1. Project characteristic related factors
-Difficulty of design and construction

2.

Procurement related factors


-Faulty tender process

3.

Project management factors


-Problems of communication and Coordination
-Inappropriate project planning and Scheduling
-Project control problems

4.

Project participants related factors


-Financial difficulties faced by the owner &
contractors
-Problems related to variation orders
-Unavailability of materials and equipment
-Poor relationship between team members

5.

External factors
-Adverse weather or natural disaster
-Unexpected location difficulty
-Negative impact of project towards society or
environment
-Lack of cooperation from local authorities
-Unexpected bad economic conditions

NAME AND YEAR


- Gould, F.E., 2005.

- Abdul Rashid, K., 2002.


- Toor, S.R. & Ogunlana,
S.O., 2008
- Cheng, M.I., Dainty, A.R.J.
& Moore,D.R., 2005.
- Frimpong, Y., Oluwoye, J. &
Crawford, L., 2003.
- Toor, S.R. & Ogunlana, S.O.,
2008
- Chiang, Y.-H., 2008.

- Al-Momani, A.H., 2000.


- Frimpong, Y., Oluwoye, J. &
Crawford, L., 2003
- NST Online, 2008.

METHODOLOGY
Collect data on Deserted
Construction Projects in
Malaysia from 2000-2015

Established Dataset

Start giving out questionnaire

Produce Results

Define
the
reasons
Collect
data
from
Published
of work
deserted
research
and internet.
Find out
reasons of the
construction

problem.

process in
170 respondent
are
Malaysia.,
targeted
to givestore,
an
industrial
opinions
to
analyze,
manage,
solve
thepresent
problemsall
and
through the industry
types
wide questionnaire
ofgeographical
survey
and semi
Identified
the main
structureddata
interviews
based on and
the reasons
reasons
of desertedthe
proposed
construction projects
solution

GANTT CHART
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