AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF FACTORS AND COGNISANT MEASURES FOR PROJECT QUALITY IN THE DESIGN PHASE: A CASE OF BUILDING PROJECTS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND ENGINEERING SERVICES OF BOTSWANA

E.N.D. Dodoo, C.C. Van Waveren, K-Y. Chan

Abstract


ENGLISH ABSTRACT: There were numerous complaints regarding the quality of building projects performed by the Department of Building and Engineering Services (DBES) in Botswana. This empirical study has two objectives: first, to evaluate participants in DBES projects by using 16 identified factors in the project design phase that may influence the quality of building projects; second, to explore the inter-relationships between the 16 factors in the project design phase and the five measures of which the design phase takes cognisance. The study applied a quantitative research methodology. A total of 115 survey questionnaires were distributed to collect data. A descriptive and a multivariate analysis was performed.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: In Botswana was daar verskeie klagtes ontvang aangaande die kwaliteit van bouprojekte soos uitgevoer deur die Departement van Bou- en Ingenieursdienste (DBES) in Botswana. Twee doelwitte is vir hierdie studie gestel: Eerstens om deelnemers in DBES projekte te evalueer aan die hand van 16 geentifiseerde faktore ten opsigte van die kwaliteit van bouprojekte tydens die ontwerpfase van hierdie projekte; en tweedens om die verwantskap te ondersoek tussen die 16 faktore in die ontwerpfase van bouprojekte en die vyf maatstawwe wat tydens die ontwerpfase in aanmerking geneem word. n Kwantitatiewe navorsingsmetodiek is tydens hierdie studie gebruik, waar n totaal van 115 vraelyste uitgestuur is. n Beskrywende en meerveranderlike analise is uitgevoer.


Keywords


Department of Building and Engineering Services (DBES); Botswana; quantitative research methodology; quality of building projects

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7166/22-1-40

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