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Title: Factors that lead to poor project performance: a case study of the Asutifi North District Assembly
Authors: Asmah, Alfred Jerry
Keywords: Construction Industry
Issue Date: 2-Mar-2015
Abstract: Globally, the construction industry contributes significantly to socio-economic development of a country. However, the prevailing conditions in the Municipal and District Assemblies dissuade contractors in execution of construction projects with accessible resources. The aim of this study was to investigate the critical factors that lead to poor project performance on construction projects. The objectives were: to identify the factors that le d to poor construction project performance in the Asuti fi North District Assembly; and to identify strategies that will ensure a successful project performance. A survey were utilised to administer questionnaires to all roads and building and civil contractors in the Asutifi North District Assembly. Using the one sample t test, the results revealed that: i nadequate funds for the project; suspension of work by owner or contractor; cash problem during construction; inadequate planning of projects before commencement; client delay in payment certificates; and inadequate planning, were the highly ranked factors identified as factors that led to poor project performance. Also using the principal factor analysis, the factors that led to poor project performance were then classified as planning related factor, client related factors, technical related factor, resource related factor, cost related factor and site related factor. Effective time management practices, effective quality management practices, effective cost management, effective cost management, effective project scheduling were also identified as the effective strategies to mitigate the identified poor project performance factors. Recommendation made for further research was to ascertain the role of human resource in project performance in the Ghana Construction Industry.
Description: This dissertation is submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of a Master of Science degree in Construction Management, 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6938
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