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Authors: Tefera, Hailemeskel
Keywords: Business Administration
Issue Date: May-2013
Publisher: St.Mary's University
Abstract: Construction sector is a booming sector globally. Innovations and of new technologies result the productivities in terms of short time delivery and cost. It is common that effective project management and control benefit the project owner above all the contractor. Construction contract management capacity limitation is a key challenge in Ethiopian construction sector. The progressive growth of the Ethiopian economy demands new construction demands from year to year. It is time to think in holistic the important parts of construction process, the actors like contractor , consultants, material suppliers. As the size of construction grows the administration and management capacity towards of implementing entity must be built. It is an opportunity for the companies to remain in a very healthy competitive environment. The objectives of the study is to identify management control problems of construction industry in Ethiopia. The research problem it is approached by conducting survey on key actors of industry. Sufficient primary and secondary data were collected and analyzed. SPSS application program used for analysis using descriptive statistics The key challenges identified within the industry , shortage of skilled and unskilled manpower, machineries and tools, absence of appropriate standards and guidelines, lack of strong institutional capacity to oversee the construction industry, lack of construction project management and control skills were some of the many. These challenges has contributed to poor performance level of the industry indicated by delay, cost overrun , poor quality delivery. The presence level of Corruption and unethical acts between the key actors within the industry are the known constraints that emanates from low implementation capacity. Hence ,the main challenges be summarized as low implementation capacity with respect to manpower, material and machinery supply , organizational and systemic issues. Though project management and control failures is the manifestation of the above listed constraints it is dealt separately and found the practices not yet exercised to a level that bring incremental project management success. These specific problem continued throughout each MANAGEMENT CONTROL OF PROJECTS IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Ethiopian Context Hailemeskel Tefera stakeholders .Some common manifestation identified, poor planning culture, skill gap of appropriate planning technique applications, absence of construction project management skills and personnel’s. The research tried to conclude that a lot has to be done towards building the local capacity. As the current growing demand of construction it is an opportunity that needs a number of interventions to improve further. Moreover, in conclusion the absence of clear construction industry policy framework was the major source of all challenges to be. Lastly the researcher put some recommendations based on the findings that help policy makers action. Some of it ,build the local domestic construction contractors and consulting companies capacity, improve the capacity and performance of the public sector and the private sector clients to effective implementation and construction management control, ensuring the application of cost effective and innovative technologies and practices to support socio economic development activities of major infrastructural projects , improve the industry performance to export standard level , introduce institution in charge of construction industry capacity building and prepare and implement national construction industry framework .
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