Assessment of the Performance of 20/80 Condominium Housing Project Offices: The Case of Addis Ababa Bole Sub city “Arabsa” Site

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Addis Ababa University


This study assesses the performance of the condominium house project offices in Addis Ababa Bole Sub city “Arabsa” sites. Based on the key project participants; clients, consultants, and contractor’s responses, the most important factors affecting the project performance were identified using the Relative Importance index (RII). Semi-structured questionnaire was administered to 50 of key players in the implementation process. Furthermore, interviews were used as data collection tools and secondary sources were also used as data sources. The findings indicate that all 3 groups agree that the most important factors affecting project performance are: escalation of material prices, financial problem, lack of planning and scheduling, delay in progress payments, lack of communication and coordination among the project participants, poor decision-making and shortage of qualified personnel. Based on these findings, the paper recommends that: 1) project clients should consider appropriate inflation factor during cost estimation process and advised to setup stores for required materials. Project clients must work collaboratively with contractors and facilitate regular payments in order to overcome delays, disputes and claims; 2) The owners should focus on selection of competent consultants and reliable contractors and also allow to participate competent international contractors to speed up the project. 3) The project managers and other top-level managers should have effective decision-making ability in order to accomplish the projects successfully.



Condominium housing, Project performance, RII, Ethiopia