infrastructure investment in general and highway construction in particular
have seen manifold increase in the recent times. This has brought about a
paradigm shift in the way in which the highway construction industry has been conducting
its business with increased pressure on its stakeholders, namely the employers,
the contractors and the consultants for high quality and timely project
delivery. Disputes and arbitration has also seen a dramatic rise in past decade
or so. Majority of the projects due to several reasons encounter time overrun.
paper presents the study of multi-level break down structure of the
claim-causes and its impact on the project time overrun with multiple
claim-causes acting simultaneously. It presents the prediction model for
predicting time overrun in highway construction contracts in India. It is
proposed to use this model for diagnostic as well as predictive tool to
understand and possibly mitigate time overrun.