An Assessment Of Construction Contract Administration Practices In Concrete Pole Factory Expansion Projects Of Kabew Construction Private Limited Company

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Addis Ababa University


This project work is about an assessment of construction contract administration practices in concrete pole factory expansion projects of Kabew Construction Private limited company. Thus, the researcher came up with a major research gap of which the effectiveness of the force account contract administration on the project’s time, cost, quality management, team members accountability, authority and handling of variation of work . The methodology used convenience sampling & was designed as semi-structured interview and two principal ways of conducting research are used for the analysis; namely; through the methods of literature review and interviewing “experts” in the subject; where, narrations method is used for the reformulation of stories presented by respondents taking into account context of each case and different experiences of each respondent with content analysis. For triangulation, secondary data were also greatly used .The qualitative research came up with a finding that principal or owner commitment, competence & experience of the contract administrator, understanding contract documents, frequent meetings & communications, regular quality assurance & control, adequate human resource capacity & appropriate choice of contract delivery method had a significant impact in the execution of the projects with regard to the contract administration of the expansion projects. Moreover, critical success factors in contract management that can provide valuable recommendations for improving organizational success in managing projects & contracts are covered. Disadvantages of the force account construction contract administrations which have significantly affected the progress of the expansion project and other related issues are properly assessed.



Construction contract, force account, contract administration, contract delivery methods, concrete pole factory