Assessment of Project Monitoring and Control Techniques in Ondo State Agency for Road Maintenance and Construction (OSARMCO)
Monitoring and control is an essential process in construction project management and delivery. It is therefore imperative for construction companies to employ the usage of the most effective monitoring and control techniques available to meet project objectives. This study examined project management techniques employed by Ondo State Agency for Road Maintenance and Construction, a construction company in Ondo State, Nigeria.The research design that was used for this study is the survey method where copies of a well-structured questionnaire were distributed to elicit appropriate information from respondents. The results showed that there is a relationship existing between the type of project monitoring and control technique used by a construction company and project delivery/success and that the use of Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) for time/schedule control and Earned Value Management (EVM) (alongside other monitoring and control techniques) for cost control as used by the company are very effective in meeting set project objectives. Based on the findings, a number of recommendations were made. Among these are, that monitoring and control units should be established within construction companies and well-trained workers/professionals should be put in charge of handling these units and the techniques and tools used therein.
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