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A Survey on Construction Delays (2022)

In 2016, with the uncertainty of a post Brexit economy and wild fluctuations in the value of the pound, we found that despite all that, delays were the biggest problem facing the UK construction industry (pointed out by a recent article on the Designing Buildings WIKI).

That article cited a 2001 report by the Controller and Auditor General, which had found that 70% of government projects were delivered late and listed 13 possible causes of delays.

At the time though, that report was nearly 16 years out of date, so we decided to create a short survey to bring those statistics up-to-date and broaden them to include non-government projects, whilst at the same time highlighting the biggest causes of delays in current large scale projects.

The survey gained a lot of traction and produced some fantastic results, and would go on to be featured in Construction News and even be cited in a report from the Harvard Business Review.

However, in 2022 we want to know if anything has changed since that original survey back in 2016. With that in mind, we’ve decided to reopen the survey and would kindly ask that you contribute by answering a few short questions below.


This survey is now been reopened and we welcome participants from across the construction industry.

Delays Questionnaire (2022)

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