FIG Peer Review Journal


Appraisal of Common Dispute Problems over Residential Building Projects in Hong Kong (4788)

Borvorn Israngkura Na Ayudhya (Thailand)
Dr. Borvorn Israngkura Na Ayudhya
Senior Lecturer
Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep
2 Nanglinchi rd. Tungmahamek Sathorn
Corresponding author Dr. Borvorn Israngkura Na Ayudhya (email: ayudhya2003[at], tel.: + 6681 838 1112)

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Published on the web 2011-03-16
Received 2010-11-22 / Accepted 2011-02-10
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Working Week 2011 in Marrakech, Morocco and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Working Week 2011
ISBN 978-87-90907-92-1 ISSN 2307-4086


The objectives of this research were to identify and appraising the common dispute problems in residential building projects in Hong Kong. The interview and questionnaire method were used in this research. Randomly distributed questionnaire technique was applied to selected samples of 51 various construction practitioners consisting of owners, consultants and main contractors to evaluated the severity of the 43 identified dispute factors. This survey found that contract and specification dispute problems was the highest concern among four main dispute problems for construction practitioners. The delay in progress payment by owner factor was ranked as the highest overall dispute factors during construction. The results of the survey also indicated that construction projects faced moderately severe dispute level between owners and main contractors.
Keywords: Risk management; Real estate development; construction delay; disputes; residential projects