—This paper sets out to study, define and reclassify
delay in housing delivery system in Malaysia. In the recent
years, the issues of delay related to housing and its development
are gradually increasing in particular the housing project in
Malaysia although the traditional delay factors have been
applied to tackle this problem. Therefore, there is a strong need
to reorganized and reclassified the delay factors in order to find
an effective resolution and way out to solve the problems. This
research was carried out through both primary and secondary
sources. Triangulation approach has been utilized, in which
quantitative method is used to collect data whereas qualitative
method is essential to be used for data validation. Based on the
data collected, a Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) model
has been form, showing the relationship of structural delay,
institutional delay and cultural delay in relation to housing
delivery. From the study conducted, it is found that institutional
delay is the major contributor to housing delay in Malaysia.
Through the data validation of housing delay index, the study
concluded that the Malaysian housing industry is currently
experiencing moderate delay. The results from this study would
help construction practitioners, developer, consultants,
contractors, policy makers, and researchers to have a deep
understanding on the delays factors caused in construction
process so that proper mitigation measures could be taken
—Delay classification, Malaysian housing delay,
housing delay index, structural equation modeling
Chang Saar Chai is with the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti
Teknologi Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Aminah Md Yusof is with the School of Graduate Studies, Universiti
Teknologi Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Chang Saar Chai and Aminah Md Yusof, "SEM Approach: Reclassifying Housing Delay in
Malaysian Housing Industry," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 364-369, 2015.