Assessing the relation between quantity surveyors and project manager's roles in cost control on construction projects in Kampala.
Owot, Derick Haron
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Cost control is a very important aspect of construction to ensure that the project cost is within budget after its completion. But this haven’t been the case with the cost control not being carried out effectively. The problem being the people responsible for the execution not performing their roles or performing different roles and main focus directed on the two main parties responsible that is Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor. The purpose of the study was therefore to assess how the roles of quantity surveyors and managers can be streamlined during cost control to reduce construction cost overrun on construction projects in Kampala this would in turn make construction affordable to the citizen. Research questionaries were administered to 79 construction projects to represent the 98 construction projects completed and on-going in 2019. Only 63 response were achieved though. The results were analysed using frequencies, means and mode. Interviews were conducted after to further understand some of the analysed data. It was found out that the cost control practise being followed on construction projects in Kampala had a 60% of the project finishing within budget. The impact of client interference on the cost control was also discovered to be really great. The relationship between the quantity surveyors and project manager was found to be moderate other than perfect with consultation not at perfect level and disagreements between the parties were also present. It was recommended that the part of the roles being followed on construction projects be adjusted to achieve a better percentage of projects finishing within budget and the consultation between them be increase by carrying out further study on what hinders consultation between them.