Categorization and Assessment of Combination Causes in Construction Disputes Using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP)

B. Hemanth Sai Kalyan1,#

Anandh S2,#,Email

Sindhu Nachiar S3,#

Department of Civil Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chengalpattu 603203, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract

Construction disputes hold a position of paramount importance within the construction industry as they halt progress and incur heavy losses Understanding the combination causes of construction disputes is crucial for effective dispute resolution and project management.  For the present study, data is gathered from judicial case studies, which offer a comprehensive and objective perspective on disputes. A total of 65 cases from various State High Courts and the Supreme Court of India are collected.  The objective of this study is to understand the most significant cause of dispute for which Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) is employed. The process involved attributing significance to all the factors spread across 4 major categories such as (i) poor performance issues, (ii) payment issues, (iii) contractual issues, and (iv) compensation issues. Analysis was focused on frequency, effect, judgmental process, verdict and reappeal of the judicial cases. The findings of this study highlight that payment issues due to contractual changes have the highest weightage of . It is followed by issues related to insufficient documentation and intermediate contractual changes The combination of causes and hierarchy of significance contributes to a deeper understanding of the underlying causes of construction disputes. Furthermore, the critical factors that require attention are addressed while providing preventive measures.

Categorization and Assessment of Combination Causes in Construction Disputes Using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP)