Investigation of Major Success Factors on Building Construction Projects Management System in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017, Pages: 155-163
Received: Jan. 20, 2017; Accepted: Mar. 1, 2017; Published: Apr. 10, 2017
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Mamaru Dessalegn Belay, Department of Civil Engineering, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
Esayas Alemayehu Tekeste, Department of Water Supply and Environmental Engineering, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
Sintayehu Assefa Ambo, Department of Civil Engineering, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
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Abstract
Major success factors (MSFs) in construction industry are inputs to project management practice which can lead directly or indirectly to project success. Ethiopia is one of the developing countries which cannot achieve its construction project goals due to lack of adherence to different major success factors. This is also true in in the study area of Addis Ababa. The purpose of this study was to investigate major success factors in building construction projects of Addis Ababa. The data collection was conducted using questionnaire, desk review and interview. 120 questionnaires were distributed to 7 contractors, 4 clients, 5 consultants and 2 others companies. From 120 questionnaires, 81 questionnaires were returned back and used for analysis. From 68 identified major management success factors; decision making effectiveness, project delivery system, timely decision by owner/owner’s representative, contractor’s cash flow, leadership skills of project manager and adequacy of fund are the most significant success factors. Considering results of this research, in order to accomplish building construction projects successfully the management should have effective decision making ability. The project delivery system also has great role for accomplishing building projects successfully.
Keywords
Construction Industry, Success, Success Factors, Ranking, Building Construction
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Mamaru Dessalegn Belay, Esayas Alemayehu Tekeste, Sintayehu Assefa Ambo, Investigation of Major Success Factors on Building Construction Projects Management System in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, American Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2017, pp. 155-163. doi: 10.11648/j.ajce.20170503.15
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