COST OF DEFECTS IN A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

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Cost of Defects in a Construction Project

Costs related to defects on a Construction Project are significant. From total cost of the project, 4.4 % are related to defects. So, 7.1 % of a total working hours on the site are related to fixing defects. That's an half an hour per worker each day. Defects in a Construction Projects


Design and management errors dominate

Almost 60 % of the defects are related to desing, client and production management. Costs related to the client are mainly late change requests that can cause additional work.


50 % of the Defects could be eliminated

Many investments made to reduce defect cost give additional positive effects, such as more effective communication, more efficient production, fewer problems during the usage of the building etc.




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