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Factors Affecting Supervision Practice of Public Building Construction Projects in Dire Dawa Administration

1Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, Dire Dawa University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

2Department of Civil Engineering, College of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Addis Ababa Science & Technology University, Addis Ababa City, Ethiopia


American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2021, Vol. 9 No. 4, 134-141
DOI: 10.12691/ajcea-9-4-2
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Azeb Getu, Emer T. Quezon, Temesgen Genie. Factors Affecting Supervision Practice of Public Building Construction Projects in Dire Dawa Administration. American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2021; 9(4):134-141. doi: 10.12691/ajcea-9-4-2.

Correspondence to: Azeb  Getu, Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, Dire Dawa University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Email: azi.getu2000@gmail.com, quezonet09@gmail.com

Abstract

Proper completion of a public building construction project is dependent on the effectiveness of the construction supervision. However, it has become increasingly difficult to finish construction projects within the specified time, budget, and quality standards due to poor supervision practices. Approaches such as quantitative and qualitative research and descriptive research types were used in this study. Questionnaires survey were issued to 104 respondents, with 11 representing clients, 22 representing consultants, and 71 representing contractors. There were 33 factors identified, which were then divided into seven groups for further analysis. It was discovered that the top-ranked factors that influence construction supervision practice are: supervisors' lack of skills and experience, incompleteness and consistency in the design, lack of appropriate decision making, location of the project, material and equipment costs, a lack of construction materials supply, and effect of weather conditions. The Relative Importance Index was calculated to determine whether or not the parties agreed on the factors and ranked them according to their importance. Most respondents suggested that supervisors should receive proper training, and comprehensive and detailed drawings should be provided on time. In addition, it was discovered that the top three essential group elements affecting supervision practice of the public building project are supervisory, design, and management-related aspects.

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