AN ANALYSIS OF FACTORS CONSTRAINING QUALITY MANAGEMENT OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN AWKA SOUTH L G A ANAMBRA STATE
  • Author(s): OZOEMENA MALACHY ONYEBUCHI ; UDOBI ALEXANDER NNAMDI
  • Paper ID: 1701276
  • Page: 41-51
  • Published Date: 14-06-2019
  • Published In: Iconic Research And Engineering Journals
  • Publisher: IRE Journals
  • e-ISSN: 2456-8880
  • Volume/Issue: Volume 2 Issue 12 June-2019
Abstract

The study focused on analyzing the factors constraining quality management of building construction projects in Awka South Local Government Area, Anambra State. The specific objectives of the study is to identify the critical management factors constraining quality management of building construction projects in Awka South L.G.A., to examine the effectiveness of staff training in building construction projects, to examine proper project cost planning for successful building construction project and to examine the impact of top management support for successful building construction projects. The study was guided by four research questions and descriptive survey design was adopted. The population of the study consists of 44 Architects, 22 Builders, 20 Quantity Surveyors, 48 Engineers and 23 Estate Surveyors and Valuers. A sample of 157 was adopted which is the total population of major stake holders in real estate project management profession in Awka south. The primary data was collected through structured questionnaire. Descriptive and statistical analysis was adopted; the data collected was analysed using, T-test and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). The finding revealed that Labor quality, financial factors, project design, materials, Poor planning, poor site supervision, unskilled labour and lack of communication are factors constraining quality management of building construction projects. The research showed how important the contractor and consultant, as well as the owner are in maintaining quality in a building construction project. The researchers recommends among others that the adoption of various improvement measures and technologies in order to adequately combat the challenges most effectively; the use of modern tools and technologies will improve performance and increase quality output. The researchers also recommend the use of experienced contractors and skilled labor. Building contractors should be more involved and engaged as there should be adequate site supervision and active management; this affords them the opportunity to ensure total compliance to approved quality standards of projects. The research showed how important the contractor and consultant, as well as the owner are in maintaining quality in a building construction.

Keywords

Analysis of factors, quality management, building construction, construction project, Awka South, Anambra State

Citations

IRE Journals:
OZOEMENA MALACHY ONYEBUCHI , UDOBI ALEXANDER NNAMDI "AN ANALYSIS OF FACTORS CONSTRAINING QUALITY MANAGEMENT OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN AWKA SOUTH L G A ANAMBRA STATE" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 2 Issue 12 2020 Page 41-51

IEEE:
OZOEMENA MALACHY ONYEBUCHI , UDOBI ALEXANDER NNAMDI "AN ANALYSIS OF FACTORS CONSTRAINING QUALITY MANAGEMENT OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN AWKA SOUTH L G A ANAMBRA STATE" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 2(12)