Human Resource & AdministrationFactors impacting Contingency: A Study onConstruction of Substations in UAE

Sreenivasan Lakshmanan, Dr. Joji Rao Thadi, Dr. Sumeet Gupta



To identify the significant risk factors related to the Human Resource & Administration,which are impacting the project performance due to contingency estimation for the construction of substations in United Arab Emirates.

Design / Methodology / Approach

A structured questionnaire for Human Resource & Administration sectionwith 14questionswas prepared for response in 5 point scale of Importance.  The questionnaire was distributed by means of electronic mail and paper prints.  The responses were received by e-mail, by hand& by telephonic conversations.  These responses were further analyzed using Factor Analysis in SPSS.


A condensed list of 5 significant risk factors was identified out of the original 14 risk factors in the Human Resource & Administration section, based on their importance, as received from various respondents,after carrying out factor analysis of the responses.

Research Limitation / Implication

The present study provides a list of significant risk factors faced in the construction of substations in United Arab Emirates, which is being taken up for further research to check the impact of the contingency perception of these risk factors on the project performance in terms of Time and Cost.  The findings and result are related to the Human Resource & Administrationsection of the Questionnaire.

Originality / value

This research provides an output that is very useful for organizations involved in construction of substations projects in United Arab Emirates for taking up these risk factors for a detailed analysis and adopting a suitable mitigation plan for improving the project performance.


Keywords: Project Management, Risk factors, Contingency, Substations, UAE


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