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Title: Construction management role as practiced by Ghanaian construction firms
Authors: Aryee, Ivan Okoe
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2014
Abstract: Effective construction management process is a key to success of a construction project. Successful management of construction project has to be based on thorough and updated information, and processed utilizing well designed construction management strategies from inception to completion. The aim of this research has been to explore the construction management processes used by Ghanaian construction firms and develop ways of improving these managerial strategies and skills to make them more competitive. Construction management related literature has been generally reviewed. A survey questionnaire supported by interviews is used to explore the construction management role as practiced by the local firms. Twenty-five questionnaires were distributed to contractors with D1K1 registered with Ghana Cocoa Board; twenty-one questionnaires were received and analyzed. The analysis revealed perceived management processes specific to construction projects and were also assessed through a qualitative research approach. The study explores the use of software in managing and updating the construction management processes. The study concluded that almost all the firms are aware of management but not effectively practiced to achieve the desired results at the end of a project. The evidence gathered suggests that, professional project management services, emanating from project inception to completion can potentially help in minimizing the effects of some of the key managerial challenges. One of the main recommendations of this research is to encourage local firms to spend few minutes by their construction managers at each point of a project, briefing on management practices to all workers, especially site workers, before commencement of work, to inculcate in them management processes, and improving the practices on construction sites
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Construction Management, 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6453
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