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Factors Affecting the Performance of Contractors on Building Construction Projects:Central Region, Ghana


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1 Department of Building Technology, Cape Coast Polytechnic, Cape Coast, Ghana
 

The performance of a contractor is very critical to the success of any building construction project. The paper aims at identifying and ranking the factors affecting the performance of contractors on building construction projects. A comprehensive literature review was carried out to identify performance related problems within the industry. The paper employed census technique in selecting the contractors. A field survey of 97 Ghanaian contractors was undertaken using structured questionnaires. The extraction of the most critical factors that affect the performance of contractors was undertaken using Relative Importance Index (RII). The results of the study revealed that: cash flow of project, material and equipment cost, quality of equipment and raw materials, quality training and meeting, and quality assessment system in organizations, are the major factors that affect contractors’ performance on building projects. The paper in addition identified; quality factors and innovation and learning factors as the two key group factors that affect local building contractors’ performance.


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Performance, Building Contractors, Central Region, Ghana.
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Benjamin Boahene Akomah
Department of Building Technology, Cape Coast Polytechnic, Cape Coast, Ghana
Emmanuel Nana Jackson
Department of Building Technology, Cape Coast Polytechnic, Cape Coast, Ghana

Abstract


The performance of a contractor is very critical to the success of any building construction project. The paper aims at identifying and ranking the factors affecting the performance of contractors on building construction projects. A comprehensive literature review was carried out to identify performance related problems within the industry. The paper employed census technique in selecting the contractors. A field survey of 97 Ghanaian contractors was undertaken using structured questionnaires. The extraction of the most critical factors that affect the performance of contractors was undertaken using Relative Importance Index (RII). The results of the study revealed that: cash flow of project, material and equipment cost, quality of equipment and raw materials, quality training and meeting, and quality assessment system in organizations, are the major factors that affect contractors’ performance on building projects. The paper in addition identified; quality factors and innovation and learning factors as the two key group factors that affect local building contractors’ performance.


Keywords


Performance, Building Contractors, Central Region, Ghana.