Integration of Management Information Systems for Effective Construction Projects Monitoring and Control in Kenya
Patience Nafula Wanjala1, Gwaya Abednego2, Diang’a Stephen3
1Ms. Patience Nafula Wanjala, Dept. Construction Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
2Dr. Abednego Oswald Gwaya, Dept. Construction Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
3Dr. Stephen Onyango Diang’a, Dept. Construction Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
Manuscript received on 22 May 2017 | Revised Manuscript received on 30 May 2017 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2017 | PP: 24-31 | Volume-6 Issue-2, May 2017 | Retrieval Number: B1681056217©BEIESP
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Abstract: Although monitoring and control of construction projects is carried out in Kenya, outcomes show that the process is not effective, . The research adopts the contingency theory which argues that there’s no one best way for leadership or organization and that the design of the organization and its subsystems must fit with the environment, . It therefore looks at the present environment which is an ICT oriented one and tries to use it to bridge the gap between monitoring and control of a construction project and its effectiveness by incorporating MIS. Literature was briefly reviewed on the project based nature of the construction industry, why Monitoring and Control was necessary, the challenges it faced that led to it being ineffective and how MIS could help improve its effectiveness. A survey research design was adopted with the use of questionnaires. A sample size of 70 project managers registered with ICPMK was issued with the questionnaires. Out of the 70, 57 were responsive. The analysis in this article dwells more on assessing the significance of monitoring and control of construction projects in Kenya, objective one. Analysis showed that Monitoring and Control was very significant to Kenyan construction projects and was not dependant on the level of experience neither the value of project nor the construction sector handled. It was therefore recommended that Monitoring and Control be performed for all construction projects in Kenya.
Keyword: Control, Effective, Integration, MIS, Monitoring
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