Feasibility assessment as the panacea of risk management in realization of quality buildings in Nairobi county, Kenya
Mwenda, Mary Nyawira, Otieno-Omutoko Lillian, Christopher Gakuu
The quest for sustainable housing in Kenya has been a longstanding one. The establishment of the National Construction Authority (NCA) in 2012 and the National Building Inspectorate (NBI), paved way for the realization of this ‘dream’. The NCA Act spells out various regulations governing construction work to ensure quality standards while NBI audits buildings for conformity with building standards and structural soundness. This worthwhile endeavor has however experienced challenges. Some building contractors and consultants have blatantly undermined the essence of feasibility assessment to mitigate risks in projects leading to collapse of buildings. The objective of this study therefore is to establish the influence of feasibility assessment as the panacea of risk management for realization of quality buildings in Nairobi County. Methodology involved collection and analysis of primary data and literature review of research reports and peer reviewed journals. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse data. Quantitative data was tabulated and analysed using frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviation. Test statistics computed to establish degree of relationship between the variables was Fisher test. The findings depict that feasibility assessment leads to an increase in quality of buildings by factor of 0.654 with P value of 0.000. At 5% level of significance and 95% level of confidence, this is statistically significant as the P-Value is lower than 0.05. The study concludes that there is significant positive relationship between feasibility assessment and quality of buildings. Recommendation of the study is that competent project managers should be hired to ensure that the project has the right leadership to steer the process of successful project implementation. Further research can be done to assess the role of project appraisal in risk management. The findings of this paper will be used to serve as a longer-term safeguard against risks in construction of buildings in Kenya.
Mwenda, Mary Nyawira, Otieno-Omutoko Lillian, Christopher Gakuu. Feasibility assessment as the panacea of risk management in realization of quality buildings in Nairobi county, Kenya. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 5, Issue 4, 2018, Pages 147-154