Assessment Of Project Distress Prevention And Intervention Strategies In Construction Projects A Case Of Projects Contracted By Sunshine Construction Plc

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Addis Ababa University


The purpose of the study is to identify factors causing project distress and assess project distress prevention and intervention strategies in sunshine construction plc. A comprehensive literature investigation of academic articles was carried out to determine 14 critical factors causing project distress in the Ethiopian construction industry. Then, a quantitative study was carried out using a questionnaire survey as a method to obtain the data. 15 respondents (project managers, Team Leaders and Engineers) from 3 Projects (Bole Marriot international hotel project, Bole Beshale sunshine real estate Project, and CMC-2 sunshine real estate Project) were selected using purposive sampling as their education level and experience is highly important for the study. Collected data from the survey were analyzed using SPSS (version 27) software by using mean and standard deviations for ranking purposes. The study found that the top three ranking factors causing distress at sunshine construction plc are poor project implementation strategies, project environment, and lack of integrated Planning. The study also assessed project distress prevention and intervention strategies and found that sunshine construction plc focuses on mostly on designing, preparing work breakdown, and then rush to construction, instead of giving all the 10 project management knowledge areas equal emphasis as they all contribute towards the successful completion of a project. The study also found specific issues in areas of dynamic risk management, scope management, and stakeholder management. And recommended several management tools to address these issues.



Project distress, Distress prevention,, Intervention strategies,, Ethiopian construction industry.