Effect of project time control on the delivery of the Ayimensah housing project by Krane construction

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This research selected the Ayi Mensah Housing project to review the time control practices on the project and objectives included examining the time control practices, identifying challenges with their implementation and proposing best practices for project time control. The literature review unearthed relevant past research on the subject matter and formed the bases for the research instrument that was targeted at staff members working on the Ayi Mensah Housing project for data collection. A descriptive research design was adopted, and also applied a mixed method approach towards data collection and analysis. Based on the analysis of the data collected, in line with the literature findings, it was concluded that time control practices on the Ayi Mensah Housing project were in line with recommendations for industry and practice, including definition of activities, sequencing, estimation of resources and duration and finally scheduling. The selection of tools used for time control purposes were also in line with industry specifications, including most common ones such as Precedence Network Diagrams, Critical Path Network, Templates and Critical Path Analysis. The research also concluded that computer software were heavily relied on for project scheduling, and included the use of Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel. In terms of the identified challenges to implementing time control practices, it was concluded that the most significant for the Ayi Mensah Housing project included scope changes, improper risk analysis and management, impossible deadlines, estimating task duration and assigning resources. Best practices identified for successful time control was for the strengthening of the existing practices, such as the use of standardized templates, precedence and critical networks and adequate allocation for risk. It was also recommended that project managers build their capacity, commit resources and time to planning and companies adopt time control policies
A thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Art and Built Environment, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Science in Project Management.
Time control, Project management