Examining the effect of incomplete designs on efficiency of Project management in Kampala district.
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The construction industry has been developing day by day in Kampala city with an increase in complexity of structures being constructed. There are different stages that are involved for a construction project to be executed. With design among the stages involved, scholars have carried out invaluable investigation about the problems facing the growing construction industry, but left out incomplete designs with very little attention (George Otim, 2015). This report examines the effect of incomplete designs on the efficiency of project management in Kampala district. The focus is on the causes of incomplete designs on the different projects, the effects of incomplete designs on the different projects, the ways in which incomplete designs have been managed and the recommended solutions to reduce/manage the problem of incomplete designs. The study comprises of extensive review of literature on incomplete designs, primary data got from questionnaires that were both open and closed ended. A sample of 71 architects and contractors was involved and the selection was made by simple random sampling. The analysis of the study was done by using Microsoft Excel 2016 where by the causes of incomplete designs on different projects and the effects on incomplete designs were analyzed. The results identified different causes of incomplete designs on different construction projects mainly, shortened design time, less involvement of contractors during design time, less coordination between the designers, smaller fees given to the designers, similar details from other plans, lack of constructability in making designs and construction management competition. Also, the results identified the effects of incomplete designs mainly, design changes, delay of the projects, change of cost of the project, wastage of materials and conflicts between the parties. The results recommended that designers should do more feasibility studies on the project before making designs, usage of design and supervise contracts and design and build contracts, vetting all the necessary design consultants on projects and allocating more resources like personnel and time in the design stage.