The Influence of Technical and Organisational Risks on the Success of Construction projects The Case Study Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme – U.A.E

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The British University in Dubai
It was noticed that Sheikh Zayed housing programme delayed more than it was expected by the respective stakeholders. Therefore, the study assessed the stakeholders risks that caused delay in the UAE housing programme. The main risks studied included the stakeholders organisational as well as the technical risks. In order to attain conclusive findings, the study adopted the following research questions; • To evaluate the stakeholder's technical risks causing project delays • To evaluate the stakeholder's organisational risks causing project delays • Establish The direct relationship between the stakeholders technical and organisational risks. The literature showed that the theories like the stakeholders as well as systems theory explains exactly what happens such that a project progress is hampered. Since the organisational and technical risks of the stakeholders were quantifiable, the study used quantitative research paradigm to explore the research questions. It was found that the Sheikh Zayed housing programme completion period was indeed affected by the organisational and technical risks of the stakeholders. As such the prevalent technical risks included; technical skills, technical changes in the projects scope, lack of project management system (information and communication technology) and poor material as well as project scope definition. The organisational risks of the stakeholders included; leadership, poor financial handling practices, adopted culture, lack of human resource skills, poor communication channels and incompetent cultures. The tested hypothesis showed that the stakeholders technical and organisational risks had an impact on the overall project success. All the P-values scored below 0.05 – which was the maximum acceptable level. It was also recommended that the project manager should align all the parties to work together while introducing project management systems to integrate all the stakeholders as synonymous elements and work together seamlessly. It was also recommended that the stakeholders should leverage the benefits of Earned Value Management as well as Building Information Modelling to generate precise information to the stakeholders and avoid assumptions. Finally, the researcher recommended that future research should assess the impact of confounding variables and their relationship with the stakeholders risks.
organisational risks, construction projects, United Arab Emirates (UAE), stakeholders risks, technical risks