Assessing the level of compliance of building projects to building control performance standards: a case study of Kampala
Nalule, Nanita Muyanja
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The study was undertaken to assessing the level of compliance of building projects to building control performance standards: a case study of Kampala. The specific objectives include determining the factors that affect the level of understanding and compliance to building control performance standards (health and safety, environmental and quality standards), assessing the level of compliance of building projects in Kampala to building control performance standards and developing a statistical model to examine the association between the factors and compliance to building control performance standards. A case study design was used as supported by the quantitative and qualitative approaches. A number of 455 building projects formed the accessible population, with 114 respondents forming the sample. An overall response rate of 83% was obtained, with the following findings including a significant relationship between most of the health and safety, environmental and quality management guidelines (p value<0.05). From the study, it was concluded that majority of the respondents over 69% were aware and understood the building control performance standards but this didn’t translate into implementation especially for environmental guidelines that had the lowest level of compliance averaging to about 58% for all the measures used for the research. Recommendations made include: technical staff should adhere to more stipulated and specified standards, accounting officer should be legally held accountable, review complex goal and objectives, set up an independent quality assurance, proper training of personnel on site, increased awareness of the regulatory requirements and improved communication on building projects to improve the level of compliance to building control standards.