Construction Claims and Disputes. Methods available to resolve these claims and disputes in the UK construction industry

Topic
Construction delayed claims and disputes. Methods available to resolve these delayed claims and disputes in the industries. (UK VS Nigeria)
The Research Proposal
1. Introduction 500 words
1.1. Context of proposed line of investigation – How projects fits with your topic
1.2. Background (as appropriate). Brief description, recent events, key drivers, etc
1.3. Proposed contribution to knowledge (intention to replicate, if planned, named paper should be mentioned here). This would also include a brief discussion on the rationale/justification for your research.
2. Literature Review 1250 words
2.1. Selected theoretical/conceptual frameworks – specify models, theories, approaches that are considered relevant for your topic.
2.2. Identify seminal papers and previous studies.
2.3. Critical review of the literature
3. Research Aim & Objectives 500 words
3.1. Overall aim of the study (To discuss what Delayed claims and dispute are (definition wise), to analyse and discuss various methods of dispute resolution in the UK Vs Nigerianconstruction industry.
3.2. Objectives of the study 1300 words
3.2.1. To define the term Delay Claims and Disputes.
3.2.2. To identify and discuss the major causes of DELAY claims and dispute in the industry (UK v. Nigeria).
3.2.3. To appraise the effects of claims and dispute on projects in the UK & Nigeria construction industry.
3.2.4. Compare and contrast the main laws that relate to construction delay in both countries. To analyse and discuss construction contracts in both countries (UK Vs Nigeria).Compare the delay clauses of both countries contract. Note: for UK use JCT and for Nigeria (find out the standard form of contract they use for Residential development).
3.3. Propositions/Research Questions/Hypotheses (Be explicit)

4. Methodology 1100 words
4.1. Research approach
4.2. Sampling plan
4.2.1. Population
4.2.2. Sampling Method (To include number of respondents needed)
4.3. Data acquisition method (e.g. survey questionnaire, depth interviews, focus groups, postal surveys, etc)
4.4. Analytical approach
4.4.1 Qualitative (e.g. grounded theory, case analysis, etc) justify chosen approach.
OR
4.4.2. Quantitative (e.g. factor analysis, cluster analysis, regression, etc). Justify chosen approach

5. Project Planning 350 words
5.1. Timescales – critical path (e.eg Gantt chart)
5.2. Critical success Factors – risk analysis, contingency plans – what to do if things go pear shaped.

6. References

Power Point Presentation
1. 8 slides max

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