Assessment of causes of construction project Delays in Uganda

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University of Dar es salaam
Construction industry in Uganda is facing a lot of causes of construction project delays. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the causes of construction project delays in Uganda at the district level in greater Bushenyi region focusing on transport infrastructure as well as, public and private buildings. One hundred and seventeen different project aspects delay aspect were sourced from literature review. Questionnaires were distributed to stakeholder such as project the manager, district engineers, clients, company owners, architects. Consultants, head teachers, contractors and subcontractors. Outcomes were assessed using mean item score (MIS) with the help of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS).The most causes of construction project delays from the highest ranking were found to be; difficulties in financing project by the contractor, escalating material prices, delay in non-payment of compensation as well as, delay in improving drawings and sample materials. This study concluded that both the government and private sector need to work together to solve these causes because they are very complex and can result into low interest by both par ties solving them together. It is recommended that the government and other player in the private sector should ensure provision of contractors with enough capital to handle contracts so as to avoid delays resulting from limited finance.
Available in print form, Eat Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library,(THS EAF HD 9715 A4U33 I822)
Construction industry, Construction projects, Causes, Greater Bushenyi Region, Uganda
Isaac, N. (2019) Assessment of causes of construction project Delays in UgandaMasters dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam.