Defects management practice during DLP in the UAE construction industry

Muhammad Tariq Shafiq, Ghaleb Al Seena, Mohammed Al Saqqa, Sultan Al Mansouri

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Abstract

Building defects are a key concern in the construction industry. Defects represent not only a loss to the project but also hamper the smooth operation of a building. The UAE construction industry accounts for heavy defects during DLP (Defects Liability Period) that lead to significant rework, delays in project handover, disputes and construction claims t among construction parties. This paper presents preliminary findings of a research study which is investigating defects management practices in the UAE. The paper presents an overview of construction defects, defect types and main causes of construction defects. The research findings are drawn from a literature review, and semi-structured interviews, which encapsulates UAE construction LAW and its implications in managing defects during defect liability period for different stakeholders. The paper highlights that future research is needed to investigate construction defects in relation to relevant work disciplines to identify root caused and remedies, which will improve overall defect management practice in the UAE construction industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages2853-2859
Number of pages7
EditionMarch
ISBN (Print)9781532359491, 9781532359514, 9781532359521
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event10th Annual International IEOM Conference, IEOM 2020 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Mar 10 2020Mar 12 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
NumberMarch
Volume0
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767

Conference

Conference10th Annual International IEOM Conference, IEOM 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period3/10/203/12/20

Keywords

  • Building defects
  • Construction management
  • Defect liability period
  • Facility management
  • Uae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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