Assessing the Seeds of Disputes in Projects

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Anup Sauden
A. K. Mishra
Aithal P. S.


Purpose: Unlike other projects, disputes are not avoidable on road projects. The study was focused to assess the causes of disputes management practices on road construction project performance under the department of roads.

Design/Methodology/Approach: Based on convenient sampling eight (8) construction sites were chosen for the contextual analysis. After the serious audits of accessible writing on the reasons for debates in the development businesses, one set questionnaire study was completed among the principal partners engaged with the road sites to evaluate the reasons for questions. Semi-organized interviews were led with the stakeholders.

Findings/Result: The main seeds of disputes were attributed  due to Delays in works progress, Design error, Financial failures of contractors, Quality of works, Technical inadequacy of contractors, Payment delays, Semi-structured, Change in scope, Extension of Time (EoT) and Financial difficulties. Claims arising from delay in work progress can be reduced by realistic work schedule with resource deployment plan. The employer should closely monitor the activities with approved work schedule and provide appropriate solution for the issues arises from disputes / claims.  Claims arising from delay in payment can be reduced by systematic disbursement of payment or directly payment to the people working groups under contractor. The cash flow management of contractors can be control by control mechanism for the use of mobilization fund on the same project works. Consultants ought to guarantee BOQ and contract periods, determined in the bid archives, are practical and according to existing site conditions.

Originality/Value: The study is significant for professionals to overcome identified causes effectively to create zero dispute projects based on real time causes.

Paper Type: Research paper


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Anup Sauden, A. K. Mishra, & Aithal P. S. (2022). Assessing the Seeds of Disputes in Projects. International Journal of Case Studies in Business, IT and Education (IJCSBE), 6(2), 538–552.

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