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Bhargava, A, Anastasopoulos, P C, Labi, S, Sinha, K C and Mannering, F L (2010) Three-Stage Least-Squares Analysis of Time and Cost Overruns in Construction Contracts. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 136(11), 1207–18.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Construction management; Construction costs; Project management; Forecasting; Statistics; Contracts; Least-squares method; Construction planning; Construction costs; Project management; Forecasting; Statistical models;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0733-9364
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000225
  • Abstract:
    Construction cost overrun and time overrun (delay) are a significant problem in highway-construction project delivery. Previous research studies have provided insight into the factors that affect overruns; however the findings may have been limited because they do not explicitly consider the simultaneous relationship between cost and time overruns. In this paper, we use data from Indiana highway projects to provide empirical evidence that a simultaneous relationship exists between cost and time overruns and that analysis of these two contractual outputs need to take due cognizance of such simultaneity. Using the three-stage least-squares technique, we identify a number of factors that significantly affect cost overrun and time overrun and we show how the effect of these variables vary by attributes such as project type and results of the bidding process. The models developed in this paper can help agencies enhance the estimation of the expected overruns of final cost and the delay in completion time for their planned projects.