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Volume & Issue no: Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2015

Title:
EVALUATION OF MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES FACING CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE IN NIGERIA
Author Name:
Okoye, P. U., Ngwu, C. and Ugochukwu, S. C.
Abstract:
ABSTRACT The dynamic nature of clients, the complexity of construction projects and continuous demand for improved and efficient project delivery have put pressure to construction managers, thereby creating a lot of management challenges that required high sense of management acumen, capabilities, skills and strategies to tackle. This study therefore examined the management challenges facing construction practice in Nigeria. It also assessed the skills and management strategies needed for managing the challenges facing construction managers in delivering construction projects. The study adopted a survey research method, where questionnaire was distributed to the construction practitioners (contractors and professionals) within the South East Nigeria, through stratified random sampling. A total of 136 questionnaires were distributed to the respondents, while 97 were duly completed, returned and found suitable for analysis. Data obtained were analyzed and ranked using Relative Importance Index (RII). The result was subjected to further statistical analyses using Spearman’s ranking correlation to ascertain the correlation of the ranking between the two groups of respondents. Subsequently, correlation was tested for its statistical significance using t- test statistic at 5% significance level. The result revealed that Time (Scheduling) Management (0.932), Quality Management (0.932), Cost Management (0.924), and Safety Management (0.922) were the top management challenges facing construction practice in Nigeria. The study also identified technical skills and other management skills and strategies required for tackling the challenges. It also established that a statistically significance strong positive correlation exist between the rankings of the contractors and professionals. It however, recommended that construction practitioners should acquire the right skills and apply appropriate management strategies in managing construction projects. Keywords:- Construction Managers, Management Challenges, Skills, Strategies
Cite this article:
Okoye, P. U., Ngwu, C. and Ugochukwu, S. C. , " EVALUATION OF MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES FACING CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE IN NIGERIA " , International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM), Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2015 , pp. 019-028 , ISSN 2319 - 4847.
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