• Adekunle Qudus Adeleke Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300 Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Ajibike Waliu Adeniyi Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300 Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Gerry Nkombo Muuka College of Business, Al Ghurair University, Dubai



Delay, Weather Conditions, Regulation Changes, Building Projects, Construction Industry, Malaysia


Previous research has shown that delay is a common problem in construction industry.  Weather condition and regulation changes, though being minor factors, are also known as external factors contributing to the delay of project construction. This study involved 118 respondents from the construction industry in Kuantan, Pahang. In order to obtain the data, copies of questionnaire were distributed widely among people in Pahang construction industry. The data were analysed by using Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling version 3. A significant positive relationship between weather conditions and building projects in Pahang construction industry was identified. This study also found a negative relationship between regulation changes and building projects in Pahang construction industry. As expected, weather conditions were found to be one of the factors contributing to delay in the process of projects’ construction in Malaysia. However, weather conditions and the regulation changes did not significantly affect the construction projects in Malaysia. Out of the factors which contributed to delay in building projects, weather conditions, though a minor factor,    played to an extent a part in contributing to extension of the time of the projects in Malaysia. Nevertheless, regulation changes was not considered a vital factor leading to delay in building projects in Malaysia.

Author Biography

Adekunle Qudus Adeleke, Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300 Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia

Adekunle Qudus Adeleke is a senior lecturer of Project Management at the Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. He is a professional member of the Malaysian Institute of Management (M.I.M) and a member of the Association of Construction Project Managers (ACPM), Malaysia. His primary research activities involve the area of Project Management (e.g., Risk Management in Construction Project, IR 4.0 Related Issues in Construction, Organizational Control, Sustainability in Construction Project, Waste Management in Construction Project, Business Management and Ethics, Quantitative and Qualitative research experts).


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How to Cite

Adeleke, A. Q., Adeniyi, A. W., & Muuka, G. N. . (2021). THE INFLUENCE OF DELAY FACTORS ON PAHANG MALAYSIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: A PLS-SEM APPROACH. International Journal of Industrial Management, 11(1), 206–216.