Essays on Cause of Project Failure in Construction Industry Research Proposal

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The paper "Cause of Project Failure in Construction Industry" is an outstanding example of a management research proposal.   The construction industry plays an important role in the growth of a country, both economically and socially. Construction provides the necessary basic infrastructure such as schools, roads, and other facilities. It is, therefore, important for construction projects to meet the estimates of time, budget, and quality in order to be successful. There have been many project failures in construction departments. Project failure is the inability to meet the objectives and goals of a project.

If a project fails to meet the set time, budget and quality of work, the project is likely to fail on account of many issues. There are various causes of project failure, and each failed project has different failure issues (Onwuegbuzie et al. 2012). However, there are some issues common to most failed projects. These may include control management, risk management and communication issues. The objectives of a construction project are linked to the overall goals and strategy of the organization, including the owner of the construction company, the project manager, and the contractors.

Constructing and managing massive projects can be difficult, as they are complicated and often quite dynamic. The aim of Public project management responsibility is to ensure that a project is a success (Kivrak & Arslan 2008). Research background Since the construction industry is composed of divergent contractors, buildings and consultants’ materials and product producers. The industry is largely dominated by SME’ s worth a relatively small number of large companies. It also involves a wide variety of different activities and professional and trade skills that are required. Due to a large number of players and professionals involves, the industry is faced with implications of perception in success and failure criteria and results to need to develop a method of project performance measurement that is based on an approach to project success.

The performance in project management is experiencing some failures. This is contributing negatively to the economy as people are losing their employment. The quality of the project that has been finished is also under question (Joslin & Mü ller 2016.


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