IJIMT 2017 Vol.8(2): 123-130 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2017.8.2.715

Assessment of Risks Associated with Saudi Aviation Construction Projects and of the Risks’ Importance

A. Baghdadi and M. Kishk
Abstract— This study assesses the significance of risks inherent to Saudi Arabian aviation construction projects in terms of their probability of occurrence and their impact on these projects. Data were collected from a questionnaire distributed to fifty- four respondents. The analysis revealed that labour issues, design changes by the client, corruption, the designers’ project relevant knowledge and skills, incomplete designs, changes of law, poor quality design, design errors and the obtaining or issuing of the required approvals are the most significant risks to aviation projects in Saudi Arabia. The authors developed a structure for risks associated with aviation projects in Saudi Arabia. This contained three levels of risk and a number of categories; it was found that designer related, client related, and consultant related risks were the three major categories. The authors made use of a one-way ANOVA test to calculate the differences between the groups of respondents. This established the validity of the results of the study.

Index Terms— Aviation, construction, GACA, risk analysis.

A. Baghdadi is with the Department of Construction Engineering at Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia. He is also with the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK (e-mail: a.m.a.baghdadi@rgu.ac.uk).
M Kishk is with the Department of Management, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK (e-mail: m.kishk@rgu.ac.uk).

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Cite: A. Baghdadi and M. Kishk, " Assessment of Risks Associated with Saudi Aviation Construction Projects and of the Risks’ Importance," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 123-130, 2017.

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