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Analysis of Factors Influencing Projects Cost Estimation in Sudan

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dc.contributor.author Khalifa, Mohammed Abdulgany Mohammed
dc.contributor.author Supervisor - Nadir Mohammed Hasanien
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-07T06:34:31Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-07T06:34:31Z
dc.date.issued 2013-02-11
dc.identifier.citation Khalifa,Mohammed Abdulgany Mohammed .Analysis of Factors Influencing Projects Cost Estimation in Sudan/Mohammed Abdulgany Mohammed Khalifa;Nadir Mohammed Hasanien.-khartoum:Sudan University of Science and Technology,College of Engineering,2013.-105p:ill;28cm.-M.Sc. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.sustech.edu/handle/123456789/9593
dc.description Thesis en_US
dc.description.abstract Construction industry is considered an important sector for the development in Sudan. Estimating process is an important element of the construction industry. Cost estimating of construction projects requires extensive knowledge and expertise. The aim of this research is to identify and evaluate the main factors affecting accuracy of cost estimating in Sudan from various levels of contracting companies’ point of views. This research has been conducted through literature reviews of the topic related to the cost estimating process, followed by a field survey. The questionnaire included (63) factors, categorized into six groups. (78) questionnaires were distributed and only (66) questionnaires were needed to represent the population. The results of analyzing 63 factors considered in the questionnaire conclude that the main factors affecting accuracy of cost estimating are: material (prices/ availability/ supply/ quality/ imports), labor ( costs /availability /performance /productivity), accuracy and reliability of cost information, contractor’s experience level, impact of project schedule, quality of information and flow requirements, clear and detail drawings and specifications, the experience and skill level of the consultant, financial capabilities of the client, completeness of cost information, advanced payment, equipment (costs/availability/supply/condition /performance),project team's capability to control the project, location of project (town, village camp), currency exchange fluctuation. The study recommended that contractors should give more attention to the cost estimating process to manage their projects in a good way. They should monitor the performance of their estimates in terms of accuracy and hire a qualified technical staff in order to obtain an accurate estimate. They are also requested to keep computerized historical data of finished projects and to pay more attention to training needs of their employees in order to improve their performance. The study also recommended the government to adopt material prices list to enable estimators to come up with the best estimates. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Sudan University of Science and Technology en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sudan University of Science and Technology en_US
dc.subject Estimate the cost of the projects- Sudan en_US
dc.subject Construction industry en_US
dc.subject cost estimating en_US
dc.title Analysis of Factors Influencing Projects Cost Estimation in Sudan en_US
dc.title.alternative تحليل العوامل المؤثرة في تقدير تكلفة المشروعات في السودان . en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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