Analysis of Causes of Conflicts within the Design Teams in Building Projects in Tanzania

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Volume-60 Number-1
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : Bernard J. Shawa , Didas S. Lello , Stanslaus. K. Ntiyakunze
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V60P201


Bernard J. Shawa , Didas S. Lello , Stanslaus. K. Ntiyakunze "Analysis of Causes of Conflicts within the Design Teams in Building Projects in Tanzania", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V60(1),1-20 June 2018. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

A building design team is usually composed by different professionals who have specialized skills, coupled with varying altitudes, behaviors, interests and views of life. Under normal circumstances, most building design teams include but not limited to architects, quantity surveyors and engineers (i.e. services/MEP engineers, structural engineers and civil engineers). There is a sense that, conflicts are inevitable within the design team. This paper analyses causes of conflicts within design teams in building projects in Tanzania. The study employed descriptive research design to analyse data. Questionnaire survey was the main data collection tool adopted. Results showed a number of reasons for occurrence of conflicts within design team members, varying from one project to another. Causes also depended on contractual relationship existing between design team members. These causes were analyzed in order to determine major, moderate and minor causes whereby causes could be further categorized into contractual, behavioral and technical causes. The paper recommended compliance to professional practice, improve appropriate communication system and coordination.

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Conflicts, Design Team, Building, Projects, Tanzania.