Evaluation of labour-intensive construction projects in Madibeng municipality, North-West Province, South Africa.

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dc.contributor.author Ngebulana, Matladi Refilwe
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-11T07:31:54Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-11T07:31:54Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04-11T07:31:54Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/4756
dc.description.abstract The launch of the Expanded Public Works Programme has led to preferential use of labour-intensive construction methods over conventional methods in construction and maintenance of public infrastructure assets. This report evaluated five bulk water infrastructure projects in Madibeng Municipality where labour-intensive construction methods were used. The research found that factors which adversely affected construction progress included: inability to transfer experience and lessons learnt from one project to the next, skills and experience shortcomings, administrative and management realities, negative interventions from stakeholders and failure of the Municipality to set specific objectives and monitor project achievements with respect to intended objectives. Appropriate training and support from local communities were found to enhance success during construction. It was concluded that labour-intensive construction methods are feasible for bulk water provision projects and can generate productive significant employment provided certain basic requirements were in place. Ultimately the findings led to the compilation of lessons learnt from the projects. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Public works programmes en
dc.subject Labour-intensive construction en
dc.subject Madibeng Municipality en
dc.subject Water provision projects en
dc.title Evaluation of labour-intensive construction projects in Madibeng municipality, North-West Province, South Africa. en
dc.type Thesis en


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