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University of Johannesburg (2019)

Assessment of the performance of roads infrastructure in the Gauteng province of South Africa - stakeholders’ perspective

Mushatu, Shonisani Winnie

Titre : Assessment of the performance of roads infrastructure in the Gauteng province of South Africa - stakeholders’ perspective

Auteur : Mushatu, Shonisani Winnie

Université de soutenance : University of Johannesburg

Grade : Magister Technologiae in Construction Management 2019

Résumé
This thesis is based on the assessment of project performance in roads infrastructure projects in the Gauteng, South Africa. Many research studies identified performance as poor performance ; however, there is good performance to be found as well. Furthermore, the study focused to the completed road projects performance, the recent and the future road projects. The data used were derived from primary and secondary resources. Structured questionnaire were distributed to construction professionals such as Project Managers , QS, Resident Engineers among others from various construction companies within Gauteng Province. Out of 100 distributed questionnaires, 76 were returned as completed by respondents and the 24 distributed questionnaires were not returned back to the researcher. Overall, 76 % of the questionnaires were valid and usable. The secondary source data was derived from a review of the literature.Research findings were revealed as per related categories which are staed in chapter 8. Among other categories are client,contractor,consultant,design and human related categories. The findings revealed that on that related categories, factors such as payment delays, late reviewing of design tender document, financial difficulties, cash flow, community unrest,poor communication, worker absenteeism, cost overrun and time overrun were having the high impact in the performance of road infrastructure projects. Mitigations to the revealed findings highlighted. Skills transfer ; education and training, and effective communication were among other mitigation stated. The study continued to indicate the measures used to assess the performance of road infrastructure projects, the quality factor ,the cost factor and time factor were one of the top measures used to assess the performance. The treatise recommends that project stakeholders should work as a team to run the project in professional manner.It is recommended that poor performance should always and effective communication is the success of any project. Originality The study contributes to the body of knowledge on the assessment of the performance of road projects in Gauteng Province, South Africa., M.Tech. (Construction Management)

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