Role of Project Planning in Improving Construction Project Delivery

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THE ROLE OF PROJECT PLANNING IN IMPROVING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DELIVERY
A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

BY

EGWIM IKENNA OKECHUKWU

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PROJECT SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF THE B. TECH. DEGREE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI, IMO STATE NIGERIA.

OCTOBER 2006.

CERTIFICATION

This is to certify that this research project was carried out by Egwim Ikenna O. of the Department of Project Management Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, under the supervision of Dr. Ukwuoma F.P.O and is hereby admitted as having partially satisfied the
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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 3
4. RESEARCH HYPOTHESES 4
5. SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY 4
6. SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS 6

CHAPTER TWO

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
2.1 DEVELOPMENT OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA 7
2.1.1 PARTIES IN A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT 9
2.2 PROJECT PLANNING 11
2.2.1 THE PURPOSE OF PROJECT PLANNING 14
2.2.2 REASONS FOR PROJECT PLANNING 14
2.2.3 PITFALLS IN PROJECT PLANNING 15
2.2.4 CONSTRAINTS TO PLANNING 17
2.3 STEPS IN PLANNING A PROJECT 18
2.3.1 STEP 1: DEFINE AND ORGANIZE THE PROJECT 19
2.3.2 STEP 2: DEVELOP THE
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