Factors influencing construction projects delays in national vocation training institute NVTI

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Construction projects in National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) have experienced several challenges with the strong challenge of delays of the projects. Numerous factors influenced this issue of construction project delays, and the aim of the study was to explore the causative factors influencing construction projects delays in NVTI. The objectives were: to identify factors which influence construction project delays in NVTI, to provide solutions / mitigation measures to reduce construction projects delays in NVTI. The study made use of quantitative approach of enquiry through survey questionnaires. A sum total of seventy – two (72) questionnaires were administered and sixty – two (62) responses were retrieved from NVTI Staff representing the client, Contractors and Consultants (project managers, architects, quantity surveyors, works engineers) who have previously executed NVTI construction projects indicating a high response rate of 86%. The analysis of the data gathered was done using descriptive statistics (frequencies, percentages) and mean score ranking. The study revealed that, there were sixteen (16) factors which influence construction project delays but ten (10) of them were identified as the key ones and include; Lack of adequate budgetary support, Inadequate funding allocation, Time and Cost overrun Lack of effective communication between parties, Slow in decision making. Design errors and omissions / Poorly defined scope/ specification of work Contractor‘s financial difficulties / Use of obsolete plant and equipment, Poor project management practices on a project site, inadequate experience of consultants Lack of vehicles for monitoring and supervision of works. It was recommended that the government should make adequate funds available before the start of every contract, contractors should practice proper site management whereas the consultants should also do due diligence to avoid errors and put in place good project management practices.
The thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science
Delay, Factors, Factors, NVTI,