The Influence of Completion Phase Principles on Project Performance within the Building Industry in Abuja, Nigeria
Usman, N. D.
Kamau, P. K.
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The building industry continues to occupy an important position in the nation’s economy even though it contributes less than the manufacturing industries. It has continued to be a major player in the socio-economic development of many countries globally. However, recently, issues of quality, costs, reliability and human and environmental safety have emerged posing a challenge to the growth of industry. This is as a result poor completion phase principles in the building industry. However, poor project completion in the Nigerian Building Industry (NBI) was linked to its inability to deliver service effectively and efficiently; and these are barriers on the Nigerian economy. This study therefore sought to ascertain whether completion phase principles can improve project performance within the building industry in Abuja, Nigeria. Explanatory and descriptive approaches were used to obtain data from completed projects files (three from both public and private sectors respectively) and professionals from the building industry. Stratified and purposive random samplings were used to select completed projects and qualitative data for the purpose of analysis. The results revealed that completion phase principles were not adopted due poor management of projects, unnecessary rush in project implementation, inadequate planning and budgetary provisions, costly project execution. However, the current traditional method is not working, however, if completion phase principles are employed, it will improve project performance and reduce cost and time overruns.