Construction Projects in Saudi Arabia: risk analysis

Yahya Rashid, Rashid Maqbool*, Sadia Mansoor, Ayman Abdullah Altuwaim, Mohammed Rayan Saiba

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Construction projects play a vital role in the development of any country. The output of the projects is measured in terms of deliverables. However, while executing projects, failures and delays are amid challenges that organizations face, due to the risks associated with the projects. This study aimed to analyze the risk factors related with construction projects of Saudi Arabia. A research model related to internal and external risk factors of project failure is proposed. A total of 76 Saudi’s construction firms were studied. In order to determine the internal consistency of the variables, a reliability analysis technique is applied. The two measures CR and AVE are used for convergent tests. To examine the data suitability for factor analysis, we found a value of 0.888 with Bartlett test. In addition, the sphericity has the significance value of 0.00, which indicates that the data relationship is strong and well suited for factor analysis. A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used to test the validity of the hypothesised constructs. Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) procedures were used to establish the interrelationships between the internal risk factors, external risk factors, and project failure scales and to interpret these scales with respect to their common underlying factors. SEM analysis was also used to examine the mediation impact of nature and COVID 19 on project failure. The results of this study suggest that internal risk factors have a direct, significant, and positive influence on the failure of construction projects in Saudi Arabia. SEM analysis was also used to examine the mediation impact of nature and COVID 19 on project failure. According to the findings of this study, nature and COVID 19 both significantly influence the relationships of internal and external risk factors on construction project failure in Saudi Arabia. The study ended by recommending that further research in this field be expanded outside the Saudi construction market.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2022
EventThe Eighth International SEEDS Conference 2022: Sustainable Ecological Engineering and Design for Society - University of West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Aug 20222 Sept 2022
Conference number: Eighth


ConferenceThe Eighth International SEEDS Conference 2022
Abbreviated titleSEEDS
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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