Supervision of completed student research (i.e. awarded degrees)


University of the Witwatersrand: PhD: 9 and MSc(Eng): 44


In association with the University of Twente, the Netherlands & Others: MSc: 40


Current Research Foci


In addition to keeping track of Phase Three of the EPWP (2014/15 to 2018/19), McCutcheon’s main focus of research is on Contractor Development: Policy, Procedures and Case Studies.


Currently active and Recent Supervisory Details : 2013 to 2017



Ms F Muzondo

The limitations in public procurement practices in relation to contractor selection criteria: the importance of technical qualifications and experience


MSc(Eng) Dissertation


Dr H Visser

The effect of incomplete definition in the project life cycle domain affecting the critical success factors of project management of small scale projects.


MSc(Eng) Investigational Project Report


Submitted for examination


Ms I Mahlangu

The effectiveness of a contractor development programme in the development of small contractors – an evaluation of a road construction project in the Eastern Cape


Ms S Chiloane

Assessing the effectiveness of projects that are aimed at reducing water loss in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality


About to submit for examination

Mr S Kopung

Contractor Development Management in Engineering North West Province.


Ms L Sekano,

Investigating Contractor Liability on Construction Projects: Risk Management as structured in FIDIC Contracts for Projects in South Africa with specific reference to Insurance


Summary of student research completed since 2013


MSc(Eng) Investigational Project Report


Mr N Govender (2017)

An Investigation into the Management of Successful General Building and Civil Engineering Contractors in Gauteng


Ms B Mwamlima (2017)

An evaluation of employment creation and skills transfer during the delivery of capital projects in sub-Saharan Africa: A focus on three selected case studies


Ms C Govender (2016)

An examination of Rand Water’s skills development for the production of quality drinking water locally

Successfully completed, December 2016


Ms FT Mohlala (2015)

The relationship between project performance of emerging contractors in government infrastructure projects and their experience and technical qualifications: an analysis of 30 projects conducted in the Mpumalanga Province over the 2011-2013 period



Segers, I. (2013)

The feasibility of using rubble masonry concrete on Dam Structures during rehabilitation in South Africa to increase productive labour opportunities (2013)


MSc(Eng) Research Report


MR Dlamini (2015)

An investigation of the challenges faced by emerging contractors in KwaZulu-Natal Province (2015)


Ms M Dumakude (2016)

The effectiveness of Enterprise Development Programmes in the Civil Engineering Construction Sector and the Sustainability of Enterprise Development beneficiaries (Emerging Contractors ) after they have exited the programmes implemented by Established Civil Contractors  (2016)