Stephen Mwai Githenya
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Dr. Karanja Ngugi
Kenyatta University Department of Accounting and Finance
CITATION: Githenya, M. S & Ngugi, K. (2014). Assessment of the Determinants of Implementation of Housing Projects in Kenya. European Journal of Business Management, 1 (11), 230-253.
Kenya housing construction industry is facing enormous challenges in quality assurance from cases of collapsing buildings, unfinished and substandard constructed and uninspected houses . Cases of overruns in cost, schedule, technical quality and safety have also been rampant. The main purpose of this study therefore was to assess the determinants of housing projects implementation in Kenya. The study aim was to assess project planning, project control, motivated project team and project management competency, on housing project implementation in Kenya. The study employed descriptive study. Data was collected using questionnaires for project managers. The research instruments were validated by use of a pilot study, which was assessed by the supervisor. The target population of the study was project managers implementing housing project in Nairobi. Random sampling was used to sample the project managers. Data collected was analyzed by use of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Computer Package to assess the determinant of housing projects implementation. Regression models were used to examine the influence of project planning, project control, motivated project team and project management competency, on housing project implementation in Kenya. The study found that project planning, project control, motivated project team and project management competency have a great influence on housing project implementation in Kenya. Project Control measures was found to be the most significant with correlation coefficient of 76.6% element influencing implementation housing projects in Kenya. The study therefore recommends that project managers should take adequate control measures over every aspect in the project which requires attention during its implementation process to adequately ensure project success.
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