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Title: Lessons for Construction Management in the Refurbishment of Government Funded Projects – A Case Study of State House Project (Job 600).
Authors: Attram-Danso, Seth
Issue Date: 31-Jan-2017
Abstract: Many companies engaged in construction projects often come across both formal and informal lessons which are often poorly coordinated or documented with regards to the effort to obtain lessons learned for construction management and dissemination as well as their usage. Recognizing such constraints necessitate discussions on key characteristics that relate to lessons learned for construction management of projects. This research work was carried out to investigate the lessons learned for construction management in the refurbishment of Government funded building projects, using the Conversion of the State House Building into Offices for the Parliament of Ghana (PoG), popularly called Job 600, as a Case Study to allow for continuous improvement in the industry. Grounded on the literature, a questionnaire was designed containing information on the challenges in the construction management of job 600 project as well as measures to mitigate the identified challenges. A survey questionnaire was conducted among construction professionals Contractor, Sub-contractors, Consultant, Implementation Technical Committee (ITC), Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing (MWRWH) as Sponsor and PoG (End User) represented by their Technical Outfit (Development Office) who were purposively selected to elicit information pertaining to the study. Results indicate that funding for undertaking the project was limited and payment of contractor and Consultant delayed. Also, poor planning and inadequate preparations for project construction, incidence of poor planning towards project execution, incidence of lack of planning for facility maintenance and management, design and documentation deficiency were identified as the major challenges encountered. It is recommended that adequate project feasibility studies, adequate project initiation documentations, and effective communication among client, consultant and contractor as well as sufficient funding for project construction should largely be considered. Keywords: Construction management, practices, challenges, measures
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 Master of Science, 2016.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10454
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