Influence of Kenya Rural Roads Authority Capacity on Completion of Construction Projects in Uasin Gishu Region, Kenya
The construction sector has an important contribution to the development process globally. Through this, the important and essential public infrastructure and private physical structures are made available for a lot of activities like services, commerce, utilities and other industries. This sector is not only essential for its end product, it also provides employment opportunities thus contributing to the future economy of the country as a whole Construction projects are commonly acknowledged as successful when they are completed on time, within budget, and in accordance with specifications and to stakeholders‟ satisfaction. Many of projects exceed the original cost; get cancelled prior to completion, while others fail on terms of the delivered functionality. The research looked into the influence of Kenya Rural Roads authority capacity on completion of construction projects Uasin Gishu region, Kenya. The study was guided by the following research objectives: to determine the influence of human resource capacity on project completion in KeRRA, Uasin Gishu Region; to establish how technology capacity influence project implementation in KeRRA, Uasin Gishu Region; to determine the influence of financial management capacity on project implementation in KeRRA, Uasin Gishu Region; to determine the influence of procurement capacity on project completion and delivery in KeRRA, Uasin Gishu Region. The research used descriptive survey design. The study targeted a population of 170 respondents who constitute of both technical and non-technical staff. Using Krejcie& Morgan table sample determination formula 118 respondents were sampled. The researcher used simple random sampling technique. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 21 aided the analysis; descriptive statistics were used in the analysing data. After data collection, the data were coded organised and edited to remove any inconsistencies, repetitions or errors. The study concluded that a firm to implement their projects well they should have highly qualified employees who know the milestones of successfully completing the quality project in time. This is because there is associated between highly educated workforces and higher productivity in an organization. However, with these highly qualify employees the firm should have high tech facilities such as trucks, graders, excavators which will facilitate efficiency of project completions as it was observed in KeRRA Uasin Gishu County. The use of these technology facilities in constructions projects was seen to have improves better coordination and communication among project teams and participants. It has also increased the speed of communication and decreases documentation errors in recording the projects reports. The study recommended that the firms should employ highly educated workforces for well completion of project and higher productivity in the firm. The construction firms should adopt more of new technology facilities in constructions in the region in order to enhance the completions of projects. These adoption and use of technology facilities in constructions projects will improves better coordination and communication among project teams and participants.
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