Measures To Mitigate The Main Causes Of Social Housing Delays In Algeria
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Architecture and Urbanism, University of Batna1, Algeria
Centre de Recherche en Aménagement du Territoire (CRAT)
Submission date: 2023-04-14
Acceptance date: 2023-09-01
Online publication date: 2023-09-08
Publication date: 2023-09-08
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Zemra Rachid   

Architecture and Urbanism, University of Batna1, Algeria
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports 2023;33(2):13–33
Social housing in Algeria is carried out with state budget funds in order to eliminate social inequalities and guarantee a decent life to the citizen. However, delays have been observed in the realization. This study aims to examine the main causes and develop guidelines to effectively mitigate delays. Through an in-depth analysis of the literature and formal interviews on the topic of potential risks with construction experts, a list of 67 delay factors was identified. Data was collected through an online questionnaire via Google Forms and semi-structured interviews of a sample professionals established in Algeria. A total of 59 valid responses were analyzed and classified by SPSS software. The results indicate that the 5 most critical causes are: "Delay in payment", "Slow change orders in extra works", "Ineffective planning and scheduling", "Slow change orders in extra quantities", and "Difficulties in financing the project by contractor". Though, the correct implementation of the measures suggested by this study allows government authorities and professionals to deal with the 10 most critical causes that have favored the occurrence of delays in order to successfully implement similar construction projects.
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