Valary Namayi Tangala, Dr. Anaya Senelwa


The purpose of the study was to establish the influence of project monitoring process on implementation of aviation infrastructure construction projects in Kenya. The study was guided by the following specific objectives; To analyse the influence of monitoring planning, tools,  techniques and adoption of monitoring practices  on implementation of aviation  infrastructure construction projects in Kenya. The study was anchored to Theory of Triple Constraints, Participatory Theory, Results Based Management Theory and Resource Based Theory. The target population for the study was 305 (consultants, contractors and project team) implementing aviation infrastructural projects in Kenya. The study sample size was 173 as determined by Slovin Sample determination formulae. The study conducted a pilot study to check the validity and reliability of the data collection instrument. A questionnaire was used to collect primary data and consist of both structured and open-ended questions to give qualitative and quantitative data. Data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics in which frequencies and percentages will be used. SPSS was used to analyse the data and to determine whether the independent variables are related to the dependent variable. Data was presented in tables, pie charts and graphs. Qualitative data was coded and themes related to research questions in the study identified. Qualitative data was interpreted by attaching significance to themes and patterns observed by the use of content analysis. The study found a strong positive correlation between the four independent variables and the dependent variable. The multiple regression model showed a fairly strong relationship with the data related to the variables indicating a good predictive model. Further, the study found a statistically significant relationship between the independent variables and the dependent variable. According to the study, monitoring planning is the strongest determinant of project implementation followed by monitoring techniques, stakeholder participation, and monitoring tools, respectively. The timely completion of JKIA projects had been adversely affected by misappropriation of funds. There was inadequate participative monitoring and evaluation which had led to deficiencies in the quality of the finished projects. Due to frequent design changes the projects could not be completed within budget since these changes led to additional costs which had not been budgeted for, respectively. The study made a number of recommendations. The organisation should maintain effective project design processes since they have proven to be critical determinants of effective project planning. It should also intensify its use of stochastic techniques of monitoring of projects as well as the application of proper forecasting models to reinforce their monitoring techniques. The organisation should benchmark with other aviation institutions across the world to determine effective stakeholder engagement mechanisms so as to improve on this aspect of stakeholder participation.

Key Words: Monitoring Practices, Construction Projects, Project Implementation,

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