The Influence of Contract Administration on the Implementation of Construction Projects in Rwanda
Mugabe David Louis1, Abednego Oswald Gwaya2, Titus KivaaMbiti3
1Mr. David Louis Mugabe, Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying KIST, Msc. Construction Project Management, (ongoing), JKUAT. Registered QS.
2Dr. Abednego Gwaya, B.A (Bldg. Econ.), U.O.N, MSc Civil Eng. Makerere, Ph.D (Const. Eng. &Mngt).JKUAT.
3Dr. Titus Kivaa Mbiti: PhD (RMIT,Australia), MA (BldgMngt, UON) BA (Bldg Econ, UON), CIQSK,RQS.
Manuscript received on May 02, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on May 05, 2019. | Manuscript published on May 30, 2019. | PP: 11-16 | VVolume-9 Issue-1, May 2019. | Retrieval Number: A3215059119/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Rwanda has experienced a boom in the construction and real estate sector due to increased demand in residential houses, accommodation facilities for the needs of tourists and business travelers flocking the country. The boom is also precipitated by the need for implementing the Vision 2020 and the good security in the country, all of which have attracted a number of potential investors, encouraged by good security in the country (RDB, 2017). In spite of that, construction projects are not implemented as required by contract documents and this has become the most common problem for all companies. Construction projects also suffer from poor performance in terms of time delays, cost overruns and quality defects. What needs to be done to improve projects performance has been stated as a continuing and tricky problem in construction. The causes of poor performance have often been analyzed and recommendations have been given. However, few studies have addressed the influence of contract administration on construction projects success. This article explores the influence of contract administration on the success of construction projects in Rwanda. The study was conducted with real estate developers, contractors and consultants. The article argues that contract administration plays a major role towards project implementation and subsequently the overall success. Cost contract is presented as the most common form of contract administration.
Keywords: Contract, Contract Administration, Construction Project, Project Implementation.