A case study of the effect and significance of project management on the construction of Vehicle Inspection Station in Mbale Municipality
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This project report entails the construction methodology used and aspects of construction project management practice exercised by the author while part of the construction team during construction of vehicle inspection station in Mbale Municipality through SGS Uganda under the Ministry of Works and Transport (MoWT). It further details contract administration during execution stage and the application of project management knowledge areas during project implementation. The knowledge areas discussed at length include cost, quality, and time and communication management. The construction methodology adopted by the contractor at every stage of the works has also been discussed at length in this report. The project involved construction of facilities that range from inspection house, perimeter wall, rigid pavement, to offices and gate house and the office facility had provisions for shower rooms and toilets for the occupants. Construction projects involve a diversity of skills that comes from the diversity of professions, specialists and suppliers that are involved in the process from inception to end. Successful implementation of a project can only be achieved with good project management practices in place. Failure to have proper project management monitoring and control systems can easily result in poor relationships, disputes and cost overruns on a project.