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Title: Exploring the level of acceptability and implementation of value engineering in the Ghanaian construction industry: A case study of Tamale Metropolis
Authors: Issah, Tahiru
Issue Date: 25-Jan-2017
Abstract: This study was aimed at investigating the level of acceptability and implementation of Value Engineering (VE) among construction professionals in the Tamale Metropolis. The study sought to: find out the perceptions of construction professionals about value engineering in Ghana; determine the level of knowledge of construction officers on value engineering in Ghana; ascertain the level of acceptability and implementation of value engineering in the construction industry; and find out the factors that hinders the acceptability and implementation of value engineering in the construction industry in Ghana. The discussion of the objectives were used to gain more insight into the level of acceptability and implementation of value engineering among construction professionals. The population of 200 construction professionals were put into clusters, for each cluster 40% was taken as sample which gave a total sample size of 86, due to rounding off of the figures.The main instrument for data collection was the questionnaire which was self-administered. Out of the 86 questionnaires given out, 82 respondents filled and returned the questionnaires, giving a return rate of 95% which was considered satisfactory enough for the research purpose. The returned questionnaires were analysed using the descriptive statistics such as means, standard deviations, frequencies and percentages which was aided by the use of Statistical Packages and Service Solutions (SPSS version 20.0). The study found out that most construction professionals had positive perceptions about VE and thereby be willing to implement value engineering. The respondents had adequate knowledge in value engineering to effectively execute a project. The study recommended that management of organizations should develop positive attitude towards Value Engineering. They should draw up strategic policies that would encourage value engineering.
Description: A dissertation submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Art and Built Environment, in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Science, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10319
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