Technological Factors and Performance of Roads Construction Projects in Nairobi County, Kenya

  • Akuto Musaeh B. P. Kamarkor Kenyatta University
  • Paul K. Sang, PhD Kenyatta University
  • David Nzuki, PhD Kenyatta University
Keywords: Technological Factors, Road Construction, Project Performance, Macroenvironment
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The successful construction of roads plays a pivotal role in driving Kenya’s economic development, aligning with the objectives outlined in Kenya’s Vision 2030. However, the suboptimal performance of road construction projects in Nairobi County can be attributed to the continually evolving environmental factors. Consequently, this study aimed to explore the relationship between technological factors and performance of roads construction projects in Nairobi County. The theoretical foundations guiding this study encompassed open system theory. Utilizing a positive research philosophy, the study adopted a descriptive and explanatory research design. This research focused on a target population comprising 176 concluded roads construction projects within the Nairobi Metropolitan Area, executed by the Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KERRA). The unit of analysis focused on the completed roads construction projects in Nairobi County. The unit of observation included road engineers, project planners, and directors associated with KERRA, along with road supervisors, inspectors, surveyors, contractors, and members of project implementation teams. Proportional stratified sampling was employed to determine a sample size of 253 respondents. Data collection involved the use of a structured questionnaire. The study embraced descriptive and inferential statistics. The results were presented through tables, and inferential statistics were carried out using linear regression. The study unveiled a positive and significant relationship between technological factors (t=2.270, p<0.05) with project performance. In conclusion, the study establishes a discernible relationship between technological and project performance. The research recommends that managers are urged to embrace digitization and automation, leveraging on technology to address complex technicalities before and during construction


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29 May, 2024
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Kamarkor, A., Sang, P., & Nzuki, D. (2024). Technological Factors and Performance of Roads Construction Projects in Nairobi County, Kenya. East African Journal of Business and Economics, 7(1), 217-230.