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Title: Impact of monitoring and control on the successful delivery of building construction projects in Ghana
Authors: Agama, Fred Senam
Acheampong, Alex
Keywords: Monitoring
Control
Building Construction Industry
Issue Date: 18-Jun-2021
Abstract: In spite of the availability of many monitoring and control systems/methods, most construction projects have failed due to the choice and poor implementation of monitoring and control systems. Myriads of studies have been carried out with the aim of determining critical factors that align to achieving a successful project delivery. This study investigates the monitoring and control strategies adopted in the successful delivery of building projects in Ghana. The study aims at identifying commonly used project monitoring and control systems in the building construction industry; determining what informs monitoring and control systems choices; and finally providing suggestions for construction companies on how to improve on monitoring and control systems to enhance successful project delivery. Unlike other studies that sought to find out the role monitoring and control has played in the success of project delivery, this study deviates from that by doing a comparative analysis for classes of contractors to ascertain the impact monitoring and control has made in the quest to deliver successful projects. 60 participants made up of 20 D1K1 and D2K2 contractors coupled with 40 key personnel who are directly involved in the operation of monitoring and control systems were sampled using the purposive sampling technique. Structured questionnaires were administered to these participants and data was analysed using descriptive statistics and mean score ranking. The study revealed that the use of monitoring and control system is a catalyst for successful project delivery and the decision to choose a monitoring and control system was hinged largely on the cost and expertise in operating M & C system efficiently. The study also revealed that the top three commonly used monitoring and control systems are Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT), Earned Value Analysis (EVA), and Critical Path Method (CPM). The study concluded that project monitoring and control is a catalyst for successful project delivery.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Project Management.November, 2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14035
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