Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2023 Jan 9. doi: 10.1007/s11356-022-24739-2. Online ahead of print.
Over the years, public infrastructure projects have generated substantial attention as they take the initiative to enrich sustainable community development. This paper looks to identify if the delays in public projects significantly impact the sustainable community development. A questionnaire survey approach is used to collect data. This study employed the partial least square structural equation modeling to examine the hypothesized model. Data obtained from 325 project experts in the Pakistani construction industry provided empirical support for the study. The outcome of the statistical analysis showed that project delay significantly influences sustainable community development. Based on the findings, this study suggests valuable insights to project management planners and executors to improve strategic planning for project executions through proper sustainability approaches.