Evaluating the Success Factors of Partnering in the Building Construction Industry in Accra Metropolis, Ghana

Okae Adow, A-A. M.


Partnering is a new methodology in dealing with disputes or a disputes prevention mechanism, among parties to a public / private process such as construction or building industry. Its intent is to avoid or solve disputes so they do not interrupt unnecessarily with the project that brought the parties together in the first place.  Partnering can lead to construction projects being delivered quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. The aim of this paper is to investigate the effect of partnering in the Building Construction Industry.  The objectives are to identify the success factors of partnering; to identify the critical factors of partnering and to identify whether risk in a partnering relationship is distributed fairly between the parties. Twenty companies were randomly selected. However, fifteen companies/ stakeholders responded, representing 75% respond rate. Five questionnaires each were administered to the fifteen construction companies. Out of the ten success factors identified in the findings, Increased opportunity for innovation and value engineering; Improved project outcomes in terms of cost, time and quality; Lower administrative and legal costs; Achieving better buildability; Establishing a more dynamic organizational structure and clear lines of communication; Developing an environment for a long-team profitability with mean score 4.55; 4.17; 3.83; 3.77; 3.60; 3.40 respectively, were identified as critical success factors.

Keyword: Partnering; Time; Quality; Cost; Litigation

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