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Title: Assessing the adequacy of construction planning and scheduling data utilized by construction firms in Ghana
Authors: Appiah, Nana Adi
Issue Date: 30-Jan-2017
Abstract: The increasing need for residential apartments, educational facilities, health infrastructure and roads just to mention a few has over the years become the engine of a high growth rate within the global construction industry. With the back drop of construction being a capital intensive venture, the need to ensure that cost is well managed and ultimately profit gained cannot be over emphasized. It is therefore important to have proper planning, scheduling, monitoring and controlling of construction projects throughout its entire period until project delivery. These principles are achievable by ensuring the preparation of comprehensive construction planning and scheduling data to be used as a yardstick for assessment of project in every aspect of time, cost and quality. The researcher, investigated and assessed the adequacy of data used for construction planning and scheduling among construction firms in Ghana. Data for the study was largely collected through a questionnaire survey and analysed using descriptive statistics. The research made bare the fact that construction firms in Ghana have made efforts at producing some form of planning and scheduling data to support their activities, however the majority are unable to develop the complete data that would allow them to have total control of every aspect of the construction process. Thus the most common representation of a construction plan and schedule by majority of the firms are just programme of works with time lines but no resource allocation for the purposes of cost and material monitoring and control. It was therefore the researcher’s recommendation that that the real cost to the contractor for not having complete control over all aspect of cost, time and quality be investigated and made known in order to motivate them to ensure comprehensive planning and scheduling. Also construction firms and academia should get involved in monitoring and improving the skill and knowledge of personnel within the industry who have the duty of planning and scheduling construction works.
Description: A thesis 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/123456789/10386
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