Factors Influencing the Performance of Construction Projects in Akure, Nigeria

Abstract

This study was carried out to identify the factors influencing the performance of construction projects in Akure, Nigeria. A questionnaire survey was conducted and forty six (46) factors were identified, categorized into eight (8) groups, evaluated and ranked according to participants’ perspectives. Fifty (50) questionnaires were distributed as follows: 12 to clients, 18 to consultants and 20 to contractors. The outcome of these analyses showed that all the respondents agreed that construction projects were influenced by all the forty six factors indicated by the questionnaire. However, the analysis indicated that the top ten (10) factors that have the highest average index showed how these factors are affecting construction projects. Based on these findings, this study recommended that contractors’ progress payment should be made on time as well as minimizing change orders during construction to avoid delays. Also, consultants should give full commitment to monitor the project progress and ensure the work was according to specifications and satisfactory quality; meeting owner needs and expectation within the project budget and stipulated time. Finally, continuous coordination and relationship between project participants were required through the project life cycle in order to ensure project performance.

Keywords: Average Index, Construction, Multiple Regression Analysis, Project Performance, Questionnaire Survey


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