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A PERSPECTIVE OF SKILLS NEEDED BY MODERN PROJECT MANAGER TO AVOID DELAY PENALTIES IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Engineering and Construction
Pages 51 (12801 words)
A Perspective of Skills Needed by Modern Project Managers to Avoid Delay Penalties in Construction Projects Thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CONSTRUCTION Written and submitted by ALENEZI 2014 “Except where stated otherwise, this Dissertation is based entirely on the author’s own work” Abstract This research shows the perspectives of project managers with regards to skills they are lacking that result in delays and the subsequent penalties in construction projects.
They face a number of challenges that revolve around construction issues such as time constraints, workforce considerations, safety and continually shifting nature of work. They also face non construction related challenges such as government regulations, legal issues, socio-political pressures and environmental concerns. It is thus important to find out how we can raise the efficiency of project managers to enable them in managing projects effectively and avoiding delays in the implementation of the project plan and in turn avoiding delay penalties. This research thus sets out to identify the skills lacking in project managers that result in failure to avoid delays in construction projects. The research question is thus – What are the skills needed by modern day project managers to avoid delay penalties in construction projects? The findings of this study will help in providing an insight into the skills needed by project managers to avoid delay penalties in construction projects. The research involved a questionnaire survey of 100 project managers in Kuwait. ...
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