Influence of Project Designs on the Success of Bridge Construction Projects in Kenya: A Case Study of Nairobi City County

Authors

  • Sammy Mwinamo Shivachi College of Human Resource Development Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
  • Joyce Nzulwa College of Human Resource Development Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
  • Ronald Kwena College of Human Resource Development Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Abstract

The study sought to establish the influence project designs have on the success of the bridge construction industry in Nairobi City County. The study specifically examined the influence of project structural designs, project logical framework, project work designs and project baseline on the success of the bridge construction industry in Kenya. The study adopted a descriptive research design on a target population comprised of 96 project managers, assistant managers and supervisors 32 complete and on-going bridge construction projects within Nairobi County. Primary data was collected and analysed using Pearson correlation and regression techniques. The findings of the study indicated a positive and significant influence of influence of project structural designs, project logical framework, project work designs and project baseline on the success of the bridge construction industry in Kenya. The study recommends a need by project managers to improve the project structural designs such as architectural design, a need by project managers to improve the project logistical framework by having targeted objectives and outputs and a need by project managers to have project work design breakdown such as work schedule breakdown.

 Key Words: Project Structural Designs, Project Logical Framework, Project Work Designs, Project Baseline, Bridge Construction Industry

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Published

2019-02-08

How to Cite

Shivachi, S. M., Nzulwa, J., & Kwena, R. (2019). Influence of Project Designs on the Success of Bridge Construction Projects in Kenya: A Case Study of Nairobi City County. Journal of International Business, Innovation and Strategic Management, 3(1), 31–46. Retrieved from https://www.jibism.org/core_files/index.php/JIBISM/article/view/94

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