Adoption of Value Management in Construction Projects in Rwanda
Abraham Gahenda1, Abedenego O. Gwaya2, Stephen Onyango Diang’a3
1Eng. Abraham Gahenda, Bachelor of Civil Engineering, National University of Rwanda (NUR), Master of Construction Project Management, (ongoing), JKUAT.
2Dr. Abednego Gwaya: B.A (Bldg. Econ.), U.O.N, MSc Civil Eng. Makerere, Ph.D (Const. Eng. & Mngt).JKUAT.
3Dr. Prof. Stephen O. Diang’a (PhD, Durban University). Housing & Urban Planning, Architecture.
Manuscript received on June 04, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on June 10, 2019. | Manuscript published on June 15, 2019. | PP: 64-69 | Volume-5, Issue-12, June 2019. | Retrieval Number: L11330651219/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Value management has been practiced for long time as of now. However, in Rwanda, most constructors and experts are just ambiguously acquainted with this subject and don’t understand the advantages of value management and that it very well can be an esteem adding tool to the client. Rwanda, as a developing country, is investing a lot in construction infrastructures and its construction industry is growing on time basis. Value management, as one of the tools contributing to the performance of construction projects, is still unknown to some of people involved in construction projects and that concept will still be unknown and not used in construction as long as there will still be the gap in researches about it in Rwanda. The aim of this exploration was to set up the appropriation of value management in construction project in Rwanda, to identify the construction project performance which would be accomplished through the practice of value management, investigate the present condition of the act of value management in construction industry in Rwanda, the advantages of utilizing it at various stages and its impact to the improvement of the performance of construction projects. This study adopted questionnaires which were submitted to different people involved in construction in a sample randomly selected from a total of 182 construction project managers, consultants, developers and implementers. The Ministry in charge of construction in Rwanda would benefit from implementing the process for adoption discussed in this study. This study therefore recommended different approaches to adopt value management in construction project in Rwanda among them, Developing VM module and teaching Value Management in construction high schools, developing and facilitating CPDs and trainings on Value Management in construction boards institute and council, Practicing Value Management on different construction project were the 3 keys adoption methods identified by this study.
Keywords: Value Management Adoption, Construction Projects.