Management of materials in construction projects in the Kenyan Construction Industry has not has been effective as intended this has led to an increased of abandoned projects and completed projects that have consumed more time and costs than had been scheduled for. The materials management in construction has caused more harm than good both to the consumers and the clients. Taking a look at the numerous number of collapsed buildings in estates such as the Huruma  collapsed building (April2016), the collapsed perimeter wall along Lenana Road (April2016) and the building behind the Thika Road Mall (April2015) have begged the question as to how well these buildings are managed during construction. Are the materials used of the right quality? Was the mixture of sand: cement: aggregates of the right quantity? Projects have stalled in Kenya largely due to poor materials management practices. The longest flyover connecting Nairobi’s Industrial Area and Nairobi CBD has been facing further delays to its construction since it was launched in 2016 and plans for its construction are yet to be finalised between Kenya Urban Roads Authority(KURA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency(JIJA). In 2011, the Government of Kenya proposed construction of a flyover from Ole Sereni-Mombasa Road all the way to ABC Place-Waiyaki Way . This was however never started since the World Bank withdrew its support due to non compliance of the parties involved.(Mutegi, 2018). There are uncertainties when it comes to delivery of goods, quality and quantity of goods and the storage procedures employed in construction sites. Construction sites in urban areas in Kenya have been facing challenges leading to unexpected delays in the scheduled delivery time

Degree Program
Project Supervisor
Student Name