Factors of Failure for abandoned housing projects
Muhamad Azani, Yahya
Muhammad Zul Hilmi, Shamsoal Komar
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Abandonment of projects is considered one of the most common and serious problems in the Malaysian construction industry. The numbers and the value of the projects involve are usually large. Not only the buyers are affected by this, but also other parties, such as the developer, contractor, supplier and also the financier. Abandoned projects may involve public fund to be revived. Even though this issue is a serious matter, the research regarding this matter is very scarce. Firstly, the literatures about this issue are reviewed. The potential causes of abandonment issues are summarized to be used in the questionnaire survey. The questionnaire survey had included an open-ended question which has given a good response when the respondents not only suggested the solution, but also included the possible causes for abandonment of projects. Quantitative analyses include the ranking of 37 potential causes of abandoning projects with Pearson’s ranking correlation between different group of respondents and factor analysis with Cronbach’s α reliability analysis. Qualitative analyses included the results of the open-ended question and the results from the case study. The discussion included interpreting the results of the questionnaire survey, open-ended question and case study.