Factors Affecting Contractors’ Performance in Construction Project Delivery in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

Most of the construction projects delivered in Akure, Ondo State for public use depict evidence that they were not successfully executed. These effects result in time and cost overruns, poor project execution and outright abandonment. These could be attributed to lack of technical know-how on specific project types and corruption tendencies amongst others. This study focuses on factors affecting contractors’ performance in construction project delivery in Akure, Ondo State with a view to enhancing their performance in construction project delivery. It assesses the success criteria for project performance in the study area; the causes of non-performance of contractors in project delivery in the study area; and evaluates factors for improving contractors’ performance in project delivery. A well-structured questionnaire was used to harness information from construction stakeholders. Data was analyzed using mean item score and single factor analysis of variance. The results indicated that the top three criteria for contractors’ performance were completion to time, budget and required quality. The results also showed that quality related factors, project management related factors and procurement related factors were factors affecting contractor’s performance the most. Furthermore, the study revealed that contractors’ performance could be improved through appropriate planning, good leadership and good communication. It was concluded that to improve performance of contractors on construction projects, appropriate planning, good leadership and good communication must be enhanced.

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