Construction Project Management in a Developing Economy: Consultants Perception of Challenges and Solutions in Nigeria

Chris Chukwuji, Hyginus Opara, Reuben Okereke
2020 European Project Management Journal  
Construction projects are usually of two types, the infrastructure and real estate projects. Both types of projects are very essential for the development of any nation. PM consultants provides procurement services from conception to completion of any projects. In this paper, a random survey of PMCs perspectives on challenges often encountered during the construction of mega projects in a developing economy, were conducted. The PMCs' opinions were analyzed with statistical tools of mean and
more » ... ols of mean and relevance important index RII to evaluate their claims. Results shows that the challenges were real and enormous; the prescribed solutions can eliminate the challenges and the suggested benefits of PM services were justified by the results. The study concluded that PMCs are nation's development partners and by using their services, public projects can be realized successfully. It recommended that PMCs in every project, must ensure proper conception, scope definition, and efficient management of stakeholders and local needs regarding such project.
doi:10.18485/epmj.2020.10.1.3 fatcat:gbgyhrpwxja4riemj4qxlovvem