A Management Structure to Reduce Delays in Road Construction Projects of Kigali
Muhirwa Solange Marie1, Abedenego O. Gwaya2, Titus Kivaa3
1Muhirwa Solange Marie, Department of Construction Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
2Dr. Abenedego O. Gwaya, Department of Construction Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
3Dr. Titus Kivaa, Department of Construction Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
Manuscript received on June 03, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on June 11, 2019. | Manuscript published on June 15, 2019. | PP: 37-44 | Volume-5, Issue-12, June 2019. | Retrieval Number: L11280651219/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Failing to complete road projects on time upsets both the Government and the users of those roads who expect to benefit from the completed roads. The construction delay is disagreeable to both the Government and contractors, as it is expensive for both parties and has the potential to generate disputes. This study analyses the main delay causes encountered by the road construction industry of Kigali, and it recommends the most operational management structure with high prospective to minimize delays in road construction industry of Kigali. The approach used was initially to analyze critically pertinent available policy documents, published reports, studies, and applicable managing techniques applied in several cities. Then, with the help of specialists and professionals from the road construction industry in Kigali, a closed loop survey was constructed and used to collect qualitative data. Then, the individual responses were analyzed towards the delay causes in road construction projects, and the link between delay causes and the effects of delay were critically evaluated. The finance competence factors group and the shortcomings in feasibility studies were established to be the major origin of delays in road construction projects in Kigali. Some operative methods were proposed to moderate delays. At the end, strategies and a management structure were recommended to moderate delays in road construction of Kigali, this will avoid turning lucrative projects into loss-making projects.
Keywords: Road Construction, Delays, Delay causes, Effects, Kigali.