David Mugweru, Yusuf Muchelule


In Kenya the number of construction projects is increasing radically. However, majority of these Projects are not completed within allocated cost and time. Controlling cost of road construction has become one of the major challenges in Kenya Construction Industry. The main objective of this study was to determine the influence of project schedule on performance of road construction projects at the Kenya National Highways Authority. The study adopted descriptive research with a study population of 200 roads construction project done at KeNHA. Who have been involved in the supervision of large road construction projects within KeNHA completed between the years 2000 to 2020? The study employed purposive sampling design by using a to select a sample size of 134 respondents. The main data collection instrument was questionnaires containing both open and close ended questions. Descriptive statistics data analysis method was applied to analyze data aided by Statistical Package version 25 for Social Science (SPSS) to compute response frequencies, mean, standard deviation and covariance. Finally linear regression model was used to establish the significance of the independent variables on the dependent variable. The study findings indicated that project schedule accounts for 22.5% of changes in performance of road construction projects when other factors are held constant. The study concluded that project schedule influence performance of road construction projects in KeNHA significantly. The study recommends that Projects managers in construction companies embrace effective contract planning methods.

Key Words: project cost management, project schedule, performance of road construction projects

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