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Title: Project closure practices in Ghana: A case study of Ghana Cocoa Board construction projects
Authors: Ziddah, Frank Kwaku
Issue Date: 24-Jan-2017
Abstract: The study sought to identify from literature the general project closure practices, the stages and the standard practices of project closure implemented by Ghana Cocoa Board for its construction projects as well as finding out adherence and compliance of project closure practices and identify problem associated with project closure. The study employed the quantitative method of research. Questionnaires were developed and distributed among forty (40) respondents comprising of fourteen (14) employees of Ghana Cocoa Board, thirteen (13) employees each of contractors and consultants to Ghana Cocoa Board’s building construction projects. Data collected were analyzed using the Relative Importance Index (RII) and the mean score. The study revealed that the general project closure practices from literature comprised of contractual and administrative close out activities. These represents the basic stages of project closure practices, which are being adhered by Ghana Cocoa Board in their building construction projects. Ghana Cocoa Board in their building construction projects adheres and complies highly with contractual closure practices but comply and adhere fairly to administrative closure practices. Further, it revealed that the problems associated with Ghana Cocoa Board project closure are delay and documentation of standard practices and construction events which will serve the basis for project evaluation and lessons for future projects. The study recommends that Ghana Cocoa Board should address the causes of delays as enumerated by the study and document standard practices and construction events for each project for future purposes. For the purposes of future research, it is also recommended that future research should focus on the impacts of delay from the perspectives of the client, consultant and the contractor.
Description: A dissertation submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Art and Built Environment In partial Fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10242
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