Assessment and Effectiveness Analysis of the Women Workers in Construction Projects in Debre Berhan and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
International Journal of Engineering Management
Volume 1, Issue 2, June 2017, Pages: 54-62
Received: Mar. 27, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 28, 2017; Published: Jun. 26, 2017
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Gene Macabodbod, Department of Civil Engineering, Debre Berhan University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Patrick Cerna, Department of Information Technology, Haramaya University, Oromia, Ethiopia
Mary Charlemaine Abas, Department of Electronics and Electrical Technology, Federal Technological Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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For a construction project to be completed successfully there must be an effective and efficient utilization of resources. One of these resources is human resource which includes women worker. This research focus on the effectiveness analysis of women worker in construction projects at Debre Berhan and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and analyzing its impact towards personal safety and construction accidents, quality of construction, project completion or lead time, and effectiveness in project management as a whole. Descriptive survey research method were utilized and questionnaire was administered to 200 randomly selected respondents which comprised of women workers, foreman, project managers and contractor firm owner. The results of the overall analysis shows that most of the workers in construction are women in Debre Berhan, whereas the construction industry in Addis Ababa is dominated by males and most of the job positions in Debre Berhan are equally distributed among male and female employees except the foreman position but all job classifications in Addis Ababa are dominated by male workers especially the key positions like Project Manager and Project Supervisors. There is no wide disparity in the salary of construction employees in Debre Berhan except for the Foreman Position. Males are compensated higher than the females while in Addis Ababa there are obvious variations in the average salary of the male and female employees. Male takes higher overtime than females. Women workers committed low frequencies of quality defects. The study also shows that there is a low rate of safety violations, major & minor injuries incurred by women in the workplace yet they have low safety awareness. There is a low absenteeism rate to women workers &they have medium productivity rate. Finally, based on the results recommendations were forwarded that trainings should be given for women workers on safety and awareness should be created on construction firms on the effectiveness of women workers.
Safety, Quality, Cost and Effectiveness, Project Management
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Gene Macabodbod, Patrick Cerna, Mary Charlemaine Abas, Assessment and Effectiveness Analysis of the Women Workers in Construction Projects in Debre Berhan and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, International Journal of Engineering Management. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2017, pp. 54-62. doi: 10.11648/j.ijem.20170102.13
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