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Title: Management of delays in construction projects in Bia West District
Authors: Duodu, Asiedu Alex
Keywords: Construction projects
Bia West District
Issue Date: 23-Jan-2017
Abstract: Delay in construction project management is endemic in Bia West District and it is demanded therefore to be recognized since delay recurs from one project to the other. Its alarming rate is likely to go out of hand if reliable project management approach is not put in place to curtail it. The researcher focused this study on the management of delays that pertains to construction projects in Bia West District. The objectives of the research are to identify the critical factors that caused delays of government construction projects in Bia West District, to study the present use of project management knowledge tools and techniques in managing delays in construction project and to develop a framework to enhance management of construction project delays in Bia West District. Targets groups of respondents were A2 B2 and D2 K2 classified financial roads and building contractors respectively. The study was limited to contractors in Western Region and it was thus conducted with the use of literature review and surveys. Questionnaires and personal interview techniques were also used to collect data. Results from the study divulge that the actual sources of delays in project delivery are; Inadequate financial resources of clients, delays in honouring payment for work done, underestimation of project duration, poor communication between contracting parties, complexity, difficulties in accessing bank credit (client); change orders during construction and others. It was recommended that, initial proper planning and controlling is essential to the client in order to have proper action plan, procurement plan, and budget plan prepared before commencement of project. Payment schedule must be agreed by the parties involved. On the part of the contractor adequate knowledge of project management, principles, tools and techniques is required to reduce delays. Consultants must plan very well to ensure that contract processes are duly followed, thus approval of drawings, documentation and other things to reduce variation during construction. They should monitor their assigned work very well by insisting that corrections are done at the appropriate time to reduce or avoid rework.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of a Master of Science, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10168
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