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Title: Causes and effects of construction project delays in Ghana – a case study of the Convention Centre Project at University of Education Winneba, Kumasi Campus (UEW-K)
Authors: Wireko, Samuel O.
Hackman, Joe Kingsley
Keywords: Causes and Effects
Construction Project Delays
Convention Centre Project
University of Education Winneba
Kumasi Campus (UEW-K)
Ghana
Issue Date: 24-Jun-2021
Abstract: The success of a construction project depends on the most efficient programming, scheduling and control of available resources and project activities by keeping its time, cost and utility values at the top. The problem of delays in the construction industry is a global phenomenon, and it was observed that the performance of the construction industry in terms of time was poor. In Ghana, a lot of projects are delayed due to many varying reasons. This study sets in to identify the causes and effects of construction project delays in Ghana by taking a case study of The Convention Centre Project at UEW-Kumasi Campus. The objectives to help achieve the aim of the study are: To identify the major causes of delays on the Convention Centre Project at UEW-K, to identify the effects of the delayed project on the University and to ascertain the steps for mitigation of delays of the Convention Centre Project at UEW-K. The study adopted quantitative research strategy where 63 questionnaires were sent and retrieved successfully at 65% response rate from the professionals responsible for construction of the Convention Centre at UEW-Kumasi Campus. Means Score analysis was then adopted, as well as using Kendall’s Coefficient of Concordance for determining the level of agreement by the respondents or the participants. The study revealed that the major cause of delay of the construction of the Convention Centre at UEW-K is the increases in the scope of work. Also, the study established that cost overrun was the major effect of the delayed project on UEW, Kumasi campus. Finally, the study showed that, the major strategy to mitigate delays on the project is by “viewing error prevention as a continuous process”. Delay is a major problem in the construction industry, and needs to be dealt with. This study recommends that: the construction industry should eagerly encourage factors that help mitigate delays on construction Projects. Awareness and education on the impacts of delayed projects should be created in the construction industry. The study further recommends that, policies regarding construction delays should be established in minimizing construction delays. Different statistical tools should also be used to help analyse issues regarding construction delay
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Management and Technology, Kwame NkrumahUniversity of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Science in Project Management, 2019.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14138
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