Assessment of project management tools in construction project delivery case study of kaduna metropolis in kaduna state
This study was on assessment of project management tools in construction project delivery case study of Kaduna metropolis in Kaduna state. The total population for the study is 200 residents in Kaduna metropolis. The researcher used questionnaires as the instrument for the data collection. Descriptive Survey research design was adopted for this study. A total of 133 respondents made up civil servants, men, women and youths was used for the study. The data collected were presented in tables and analyzed using simple percentages and frequencies.
- Background of the study
Project management practices have recently become a contemporary issue in the construction industry disciplines ‘(Ernest & Samuel2014). Project management acceptance and incorporation into the construction industry in developing countries has been gradual and slow. Abbasi et al. (2000) stressed that the state of project management practices in developing African countries is still in the premature stage of development. It therefore becomes imperative that we seek to establish where we are as regards project management practices and to also seek the way forward Many definitions had been given to project by different authors, due to the fact that project is a multidisciplinary word that has different meaning from different perspective and orientations (Olateju et al., 2011). According to the Project Management Institute (PMI) (2000) cited in Pinto (2007), a project is a temporary activity or endeavour undertaken purposely to create a unique output (product or service) within budget, time and standards. According to PMI (2000), Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. Project Management (PM) is accomplished through the use of such processes as: initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing.
In applying project management to the construction industry, construction project management was defined by Walker (2002) and re-emphasized by Farrell (2008) as the planning, co-ordination and control of a project from conception to completion (including commissioning) on behalf of a client requiring the identification of the client‘s objectives in terms of utility, function, quality, time and cost, and the establishment of relationships between resources, integrating, monitoring and controlling the contributors to the project and their output, and evaluating and selecting alternatives in pursuit of the client‘s satisfaction with the project outcome. In Nigeria today, there are constant news and reports of collapse of buildings and structures which have considerably led to loss of lives and or severe injuries. Also, a walk around urban areas shows a lot of abandoned projects and buildings that have been marked by regulatory bodies to be demolished, because they do not conform to the required standards
Statement of the problem
In Nigeria today, there are constant news and reports of collapse of buildings and structures which have considerably led to loss of lives and or severe injuries. Also, a walk around urban areas shows a lot of abandoned projects and buildings that have been marked by regulatory bodies to be demolished, because they do not conform to the required standards. Based on this background the researcher wants to investigate project management tools in construction project delivery using kaduna metropolis in kaduna state as a case study
Objective of the study
The objective of the study are;
- To ascertain the project management tools in construction project
- To identify project management practices peculiar to public projects.
- To investigate the level of construction management practice in Nigeria
H0: there are no project management tools in construction project
H1: there are project management tools in construction project.
H0: there is no level of construction management practice in Nigeria.
H2: there is level of construction management practice in Nigeria.
Significance of the study
The study will be very significant to students and construction companies. The study will give a clear insight on the assessment of project management tools in construction project delivery. The study will also serve as a reference to other researchers that will embark on the related topic
Scope and limitation of the study
The scope of the study covers assessment of project management tools in construction project delivery case study of kaduna metropolis in kaduna state. The researcher encounters some constrain which limited the scope of the study;
- a) AVAILABILITY OF RESEARCH MATERIAL: The research material available to the researcher is insufficient, thereby limiting the study
- b) TIME: The time frame allocated to the study does not enhance wider coverage as the researcher has to combine other academic activities and examinations with the study.
Definition of terms
Construction: The action of building something, typically a large structure.
Management Techniques: Effective methods of managing that help to develop a productive workplace.
Construction Industry: The branch of manufacture and trade based on building, maintaining and repairing structures.
Project management Project management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time. The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals within the given constraints.