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2016 (Vol. 13, Issue: 11)
Research Article

Investigation Cost Deviation of Highway Project

1Faiq M. Al-Zwainy and 2Reem Amer
1Civil Engineering Department, Al-Nahrain University
2Building and Construction Engineering Department, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq

DOI: 10.19026/rjaset.13.3426
Submitted Accepted Published
August 25, 2016 November 15, 2016 December 05, 2016

  How to Cite this Article:

1Faiq M. Al-Zwainy and 2Reem Amer, 2016. Investigation Cost Deviation of Highway Project.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 13(11): 843-855.

DOI: 10.19026/rjaset.13.3426

URL: http://www.maxwellsci.com/jp/mspabstract.php?jid=RJASET&doi=rjaset.13.3426


Cost mangement of highway projects just as important as the other elements. This research involves on investigation the cost management status of the highway construction projects in Iraq. Survey includes investigate and evaluation the reality of cost planning and control and determine the causes of construction cost deviation. Causes of cost deviation has been investigated and collected by conducting the personal interviews and questionnaire with the sites engineers and by reviewing the previous literature. Questionnaire form was designed by following a simple method, because the questionnaire as an important source of acquiring field information and data. Iraqi Road and Bridge Directorate was selected as a sample study. It is worth to mention, that the statistical analysis has been conducted by using the SPSS program (version 20). Cost deviation reasons had classified into three groups by the researchers, which they planning reasons, designing reasons, execution reasons. Planning reasons classification had take a relative importance equal to 2.7, designing reasons classification had take a relative importance equal to 3 and execution reasons classification had take a relative importance equal to 2.45 according to this study.

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