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Causes and Effects of Variation Orders in Construction Projects

   

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Qualitative AssignmentClient causes of variation in construction projects in United Arab Emirates
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Table of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................2Research Background..................................................................................................................2Research Problem........................................................................................................................3Research Aim...............................................................................................................................3Research Objectives.....................................................................................................................4Research Scope............................................................................................................................4Research Questions......................................................................................................................5Literature Review............................................................................................................................6Conceptual Framework................................................................................................................9References......................................................................................................................................10
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IntroductionThe paper will be focused towards understanding the client cause of variation in the constructionprojects in the United Arab Emirates. This aspect has gained prominence in the various projectactivities in the country and most of the associated parties seem very much impacted, particularlyowner, consultants, and the contractors. This has created certain risks and loss of time and themoney. The paper will try to delve deeper into this area and would try to come up with certainsolutions. As per United Arab Emirates is concerned, it is the combination of seven states intotal. The country is ruled by the Supreme Council of Rulers. The seven emirates of the countryare Abu Dhabi, Um al-Qaywayn, Fujayrah, Sharjah, Ajman, Dubai, and Ra’s al-Khayma. Thecountry’s economy is mostly oil run – almost 90 percent of the economy is driven by oil and gasproduction Moreover there are numerous construction projects going on in the country rangingfrom civil construction to building various architectures. The government is oriented towardsinvesting in various civil construction projects which will eventually improve the condition ofthe country in the long run. These civil construction projects have been confronted withnumerous small and big issues concerned with either managing them effectively or providingfund from the private investors. The sub-sections ahead will detail the research areas and thereasoning behind the consideration of the same. Research BackgroundThe presence of variation in construction projects seems almost an evitable aspect which haveusually impacted the associated individuals with the project, particularly, owner, consultants, andthe contractors. The variation is referred to the difference between the time when certain activityor project was to be initiated and the actual commencement of the project. There are multiple
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tasks within the civil construction projects which needs attention. Moreover each of the activitiesrelated to the project need to be finished before the commencement of the further projects. Thisis where the role of the three important individuals – owner, consultants, and the contractors –comes into play. Moreover, the presence of risks in the project becomes prevalent when the riskmanagement team fails to coordinate effectively with the employees who are not expert in theconstruction projects.Research ProblemIt has been observed that the construction project cannot progress effectively if the coordinationbetween the owner, consultants, and the contractors are proper. Some of the situations directlyblame the client for the variation for the construction projects. Moreover, this situation leads tocertain associated risks with the construction project. One can witness the limited study that has been conducted in towards understanding the cause ofvariation in the construction project, and specifically which is associated with the client side.Identification of the cause for such problem is an important aspect to ensure the constructionprojects progress seamlessly. Sighting this situation, this paper will be considering variousaspects of the cause of variations in the construction projects and would try to understand thelevel of involvement of owner, consultants, and the contractors towards the variation.Research AimThe aim of this research is to understand the cause of variation in the construction projects in theUnited Arab Emirates. During the assessment of the research aim, the major focus will be kepttowards the civil engineering.
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