Assessment of Factors Affecting Software Adoption and their Usage for Construction Projects on University Of Ilorin Tetfund Projects

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Environmental Design and Management International Conference (EDMIC 2019), Faculty of Environmental Design and Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria


Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) projects always require prudent management to enhance prompt completion within performance parameters. The use of Special Purpose Software (SPS) enhances achieving project objectives faster. This paper therefore aims to assess the use of SPS for TETFund projects by examining factors affecting SPS adoption and efficacy of SPS use for monitoring, evaluation and control in University of Ilorin. A cross sectional research design was adopted for the study. Structured questionnaire was used for collecting data. Respondents were purposively selected from 158 firms that are registered with the University that employ construction professionals like architects, quantity surveyors and engineers. A total of 60 questionnaires were distributed; out of 54copies retrieved, only 52were suitable for the analysis representing 87% response rate. Findings revealed that cost of procuring and montage of SPS with an average mean of 3.65 and integration with other systems with average mean of 3.56 had the highest effect on the adoption of SPS amongst construction professionals. Features available in the software and Internet feature compatibility ranked lowest with average means of 2.1 and 2.0 respectively. Usage of SPS for monitoring and control is low with activity averages of 2.15 and 2.01 respectively, while usage for evaluation is significant with activity average of 3.19.The study concluded that construction professionals used by University of Ilorin averagely uses SPS for evaluation on TETFund projects but usage for monitoring and control is low. This is attributed to the cost of procuring and mounting software. The study recommends that construction professionals should employ new technologies to enhance the adoption of SPS for monitoring and control. Client organizations should also mount SPS for monitoring and control to allow for easy integration and information transfer by construction professionals.



Construction Project, Control, Evaluation, Monitoring, Software