Temitope Seun Omotayo
The system dynamics analysis of cost overrun causations in UK rail projects in a COVID-19 epidemic era.
Omotayo, Temitope Seun; Awuzie, Bankole; Obi, Valerie Kenechukwu; Ajayi, Saheed; Obi, Lovelin Ifeoma; Osobajo, Oluyomi; Oke, Adekunle
Valerie Kenechukwu Obi
Lovelin Ifeoma Obi
Dr Oluyomi Osobajo email@example.com
Cost overrun is a global issue plaguing transportation infrastructure projects, and the rail industry in the United Kingdom is not exempted. This industry plays a significant role in stimulating the country's economic development and growth in the United Kingdom (UK). Understanding the factors contributing to cost overruns in rail projects is viable to sustain its contribution, especially in the COVID-19 epidemic era. This study analyzed and predicted the impact of cost overruns on rail projects in the UK in a COVID-19 pandemic era through a sparse network and system dynamics approach. It leverages a review of existing literature and perceptions of 80 construction professionals purposively to establish the factors affecting cost overruns affecting the UK rail construction sector. Findings reveal a web of causations that highlights labor productivity, delay in the supply of construction materials and equipment, and access to the site as fundamental predictors of cost overruns during a COVID-19 pandemic era. The resulting findings are beneficial to assist project managers with the needed awareness to strategically plan and mitigate the potential rise in cost overruns of rail projects in the UK during the pandemic.
OMOTAYO, T.S., AWUZIE, B., OBI, V.K., AJAYI, S., OBI, L.I., OSOBAJO, O. and OKE, A. 2022. The system dynamics analysis of cost overrun causations in UK rail projects in a COVID-19 epidemic era. SAGE open [online], 12(2). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/21582440221097923
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||May 20, 2022|
|Online Publication Date||May 20, 2022|
|Publication Date||Apr 1, 2022|
|Deposit Date||May 23, 2022|
|Publicly Available Date||May 23, 2022|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Rail industry; Rail construction projects; Project management; Project financing; Cost overruns; United Kingdom; COVID-19|
OMOTAYO 2022 The system dynamics analysis of cost (VOR)
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