Factors Influencing Project Implementation in Construction Indusrty: a Case of Road Construction in Elgeyo Marakwet County
Elgeyo Marakwet county is one of the counties in Kenya that have been marginalized both in practice and literature. The construction industry is considered to be one of the most important industries in the economy but road construction in the county has slowed questioning its implmentation. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors influencing project implementation in construction sector in Elgeyo Marakwet County. The objectives that guide this study included: To examine the influences of technical capacity on implementation of construction projects in Elgeyo Marakwet County; find out the influence of communication systems on implementation of construction projects in Elgeyo Marakwet County and to explore the influence of commitment on implementation of construction projects in Elgeyo Marakwet County. The study utilized the institutional theory and management theory in explaining behaviors on project success in Elgeyo Marakwet. The findings can be of immense use to industry players as they use the recommendation in developing road construction sector policies and frameworks. It will also help government and other stakeholders including construction companies and regulators who are directly affected by planning to understand how project meetings affect project implemantation. The study adopted descriptive analysis with a questionnaire used as an instrument of data collection. The researcher analyzed both primary and secondary data that provided information on the study. Result have been presented in frequency tables, bie charts and graphs. Using a s ample of 36 respondents, the study achieved a response rate of 88%. The findings shows that proper implementation techniques especially with the use of charts by road contractors as well as communication systems and commitment of project stakeholders influences implementation of road construction projects. Road construction projects experiences challenges such as increased number of project by contractors and hence they should not increase the number of projects that cannot be performed successfully. Further the study recommends that future studies can examine the factors that influence project implementation in others parts of the country as the current study was conducted in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
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