Barriers to enforcement of national building regulations by Relevant Authorities in Ghana.

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November, 2019
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This thesis assesses the barriers to enforcement of National Building Regulations by Relevant Authorities in Ghana. The general objective of this research was to access the barriers to the National Building Regulations enforcement by Relevant Authorities in Ghana. In all, 70 respondents were sampled for the study. Five (5) respondents who are Building Developers were sampled with snowball sampling technique while Sixty-Five (65) respondents who are Staff of the District Planning Authority of Accra Metropolitan Assembly were sampled with purposive sampling technique. The study found out that there are barriers that inhibit the enforcement of National Building Regulations in Ghana and these factors that hinders the enforcement of NBR are complexity or bureaucratic procedures and systems, corruption, Political Interference, lack of public education about the building regulations and lack of relevant education (training) for staff. Also, it is recommended that the relevant Authorities streamline permit acquisition. Also, to the District Planning Authority, it is recommended that authorities must continuously educate and train their staff as well as educate the general public on building regulations to increase awareness while seeking for external support from the security agency to ensure those who default are sanctioned to serve as a deterrent to other building developers.
A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management, College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Science in Construction Management.
Regulations, Permit, Assembly, Enforcement, Politics, Barriers, Construction