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majority of them at twenty eight (28) or 41,1% said they had bachelor’s degree, fourteen (14) or 24.6% of them had a master’s degree, ten (10) or 17.5% said they had a Diploma while one (1) each or 1.8% had 0 level, 3 had doctorate degrees and others qualifications which was not stated (Table 4.3). Table 4.3: Distribution of Age of the Respondents Frequency Percentage Valid Percentage Cumulative Percentage Valid O level Diploma Bachelors Masters Doctorate Others Total Missing System Overall Total 1 10 28 14 3 1 57 5 57 1.8 17.5 41.1 24.6 5.3 1.8 100.0 11.8 100.0 1.8 17.5 41.1 24.6 5.3 1.8 100.0 2.2 19.3 58.6 83.2 88.6 100.0
45 Frequency Percentage Valid percentage Cumulative percentage Valid 18 – 25 26 – 35 36 – 45 46 – 55 Above 55 Total 2 14 31 9 1 46 3.6 24.6 46.1 15.7 1.8 100.0 3.6 24.6 46.1 15.7 1.8 100.0 3.6 28.2 74.3 90.0 100.0 Source: Research Data (2015) 3.6 24.6 46.1 15.7 1.8 0 10 20 30 40 50 18-25 26-35 36-45 46-55 Above 55 percentages Age limits 18-25 26-35 36-45 46-55 Above 55 Figure 4.1: Distribution by Age of the respondents :Source: Research Data (2015). On the ages of the respondents, majority of them, thirty one (31) representing 46.1% were aged between thirty six (36) and forty five (45) years, fourteen (14) or 24.6% of the respondents were aged between twenty six (26) and thirty five (35) years while nine (9) of them or 15.5% were aged between forty six (46) and fifty five (55) years. Only two (2) respondents or 3.6% were aged between eighteen (18) and twenty five (25) and one (1) respondent or 1.8% was aged above 55 years (Table 4.4& Figure 4.1).
46 Table 4.4: Distribution of Length of Service in the project consulting Frequency Percentage Valid percentage Cumulative percentage Valid Below 3 years 3-5 years 6-10 years More than 10 years Total 16 28 8 11 57 28.1 49.1 14.0 19.3 100.0 28.1 49.1 14.0 19.3 100.0 28.1 75.2 89.2 100.0 Source: Research Data (2015) The length of the respondents in project consulting was also queried to which sixteen (16) respondents; representing 28.1% had worked for less than 3 years while another fourteen (28) or 49.1% had worked for between 3 and 5 years. Eleven (11) others or 19. 3% had experience of more than 10 years. The remaining five (5) representing 14.0% had between 6 and 10 years of experience. The aim of this section is to assess the capacity of respondents in terms of experience. It assists in determining their liability of the information of the participants. The information is given in Fig.4.2 below,
47 Figure 4.1- Experience of respondents Source: analysis of survey data. The respondents who ranked high in experience were those between 20 and 25 years and this means lack of experience for the players is not a disadvantage for construction projects in Kenya. This shows that the same people have already been exposed to project management skills. The respondents were asked to comment on various aspects as regards the delay in timely completion of civil engineering projects. The results of this question show that honoring interim certificates for payment by clients is the major source of delay that ranks at 90% of the respondents with poor contract documentation-25. This means adequate financing of projects is very crucial in mitigating delays in construction projects. The consultants cause delay by not providing comprehensive contract documents for the project

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