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CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Construction of a project consists of the integration of professionals, contractors and client(s) and the other participants, manufacturers, suppliers and government bodies.          Walker (2002) affirmed that construction industry is essentially a service industry whose responsibility is... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0049
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Construction of a project consists of the integration of professionals, contractors and client(s) and the other participants, manufacturers, suppliers and government bodies.          Walker (2002) affirmed that construction industry is essentially a service industry whose responsibility is... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0048
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY When asked to define 'design error,' not all disciplines in the construction process agree on a common definition. Depending on which discipline you address, the owner, the designer or the contractor there will be a common understanding... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0047
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY It is a known fact that the Nigerian construction industry continues to occupy an important position in the nation's economy even though it contributes less than the manufacturing or other service industries, (Aibinu and Jagboro, 2002). The contribution of the... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0046
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT Management has a great effect on the job-site performance of construction skilled workers. This paper discusses 'An assessment of the impact of work environment on the construction skilled workers in Imo State, Nigeria. It was carried out with the aim of assessing the efficiency and... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0045
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT Cost estimating is a key activity in quantity surveying profession and in contractor's organisation. The research work is to investigate into current cost estimation practices of contractors in Akwa Ibom state. The objectives were to identify the techniques used in cost estimating by the... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0044
  • Pages:50
  • Chapters:5
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       Background of the Study The construction industry is an established industry: the sector regarded as a catalyst for growth while its performance serves as a nation's economy (Aibinu, & Jagboro, 2002). It comprises of building, civil and engineering... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0043
  • Pages:50
  • Chapters:5
  ABSTRACT The main aim of this research work is to compare the factors affecting cost of industrialized building and conventional building system in Nigeria. The research method used in collecting data was through the use of questionnaire administered to construction professionals in Nigerian construction industry. Seventy questionnaires were... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0042
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
  ABSTRACT The complex nature of the construction project and the unstable nature of Nigerian economy result in cost escalation of construction materials and equipments and untimely completion of project make it necessary to employ the use of project management practices Nigeria. Investigations were carried out through administration of... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0041
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
  CHAPTER ONE 1.0     INTRODUCTION The dictionary definition of trends simply means “to move or extend in a specific direction” (Long Man Family Dictionary) also trends simply means “a general direction in which a situation is changing or developing” (Advance Learner’s Dictionary). Leaning on, this definition of “trends” thus the... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0040
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
  ABSTRACT This research assesses the factors mitigating the effective preparation of cost estimates at the design stage Accurate cost estimates are crucial to the effrctive realization of construction projects. This research is aimed at examining the factors affecting accuracy of pre-lender cost estimate in Abuja, with a view to improving the... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0039
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
  ABSTRACT The aim of this research is to analyzed and compare the life cycle cost of alternative root covering materials, Zink coat roofing sheet materials, corrugated Asbestos cement roofing materials, concrete decked roof materials, and long span aluminum roofing materials were considered in this research work with the objectives to determine... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0038
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
  ABSTRACT The main Aim of this research is to investigate the Adoption of knowledge management in the Nigeria construction industry. The research examined the area of the construction industry that will improve as a result of the contribution of knowledge management. Data for the analysis were collected through questionnaire Administration on... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0037
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
CHAPTER ONE 1.0   INTRODUCTION As-built survey has been an essential element in the development of the human environment since the beginning of recorded history. It is performed to verify that a particular improvement on a parcel of land has been built according to the proposed design plans, specifications and setback requirement. It shows how... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0036
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY The construction industry has recently witnessed a paradigm shift from traditional paper-based method of service delivery to electronic information exchange using Information Technology (IT), at least in the western world like UK. It is now evident that the adoption of Information Technology... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0035
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Shash (1993) explains that a construction company can either negotiate with the client or use a competitive tendering process to obtain a contract. Fu and Drew (2002) suggest that competitive tendering is the most common method used for contractor selection. In competitive tendering process, a... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0034
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Time impacts are inevitable on construction projects, primarily because of the uniqueness of each project and the limited resources of time and money that can be spent on planning, executing and delivering the project.  Time factors are inherent... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0033
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY  Human resource management is of strategic importance when it comes to industries that are labour intensive like construction industry. The effective management of human resource is the key towards achieving the higher construction workforce productivity thus accomplishing the construction projects within their predefined... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0032
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Quantity surveying is concerned with controlling and managing construction projects. The Nigerian construction industry is faced with uncertainties. With construction targets not being met and high rate of abandoned construction projects, there is great need for proper risk assessment and... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0031
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Until relatively recently, the discipline of development appraisal has remained the provenance of surveyors and developers. It largely been ignored by other participants in the development process, particularly planners, architects and construction specialists. This is now changing. Close... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0030
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
Background to the Study The acronym GIS stands for geographic information system, it is a system which allows a capture, updating and displaying of a number of previously unconnected dataset bringing them into a common reference system for spatial analysis from which relationship can be identified and decisions made (Sowton... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0029
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY It is a paradox that Nigeria is a rich country inhabited by the poor. Her poverty profile in statistical figures according to a recent study indicates that Nigeria is poverty endemic. Poverty incidence increased between 1980 and 1985 and between 1992 and 1996. The trend also shows that there has... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0028
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Organizational culture defines the way employees complete tasks and interact with each other in an organization. The cultural paradigm comprises various beliefs, values, rituals and symbols that govern the operating style of the people within a company. Corporate culture binds the workforce... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0027
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
CHAPTER ONE 1.0   INTRODUCTION As-built survey has been an essential element in the development of the human environment since the beginning of recorded history. It is performed to verify that a particular improvement on a parcel of land has been built according to the proposed design plans, specifications and setback requirement. It shows how... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0026
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY The construction industry has recently witnessed a paradigm shift from traditional paper-based method of service delivery to electronic information exchange using Information Technology (IT), at least in the western world like UK. It is now evident that the adoption of Information Technology... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0025
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT This study is focused on the “effect of population growth on land resources development”. A case study in Aba urban of Abia state. It is a comprehensive research on the course of population growth problems, and benefits of the growth on land development. There is no doubt that at present, there is link between development and... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0024
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT In the public procurement system in Nigeria has over the years been abused leading to cost inflation, delay in project delivery, poor quality of work, and project abandonment. The aim of this study is to examine the impact of the due process policy on construction projects delivery in Nigeria. Data were collected using a structured... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0023
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
A SURVEY OF THE EFFECT OF MORTGAGE INSTITUTIONS IN THE PROVISION OF AFFORDABLE AND SUSTAINABLE HOUSING IN NIGERIA CHAPTER ONE 1.0     INTRODUCTION 1.1     BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY: Housing provides more than shelter for man because it encompasses all social services and utilities that are needed for a livable environment in order for any... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0022
  • Pages:87
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT The construction sector occupies a focal position in the economy of any nation because it is an important contributor to the process of development (Aje, 2008). In the conduct of economic activities, the construction sector is always used by government as the stimulus for the buoyancy of the economy (Akindoyemi, 2011). The construction... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0021
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT Several studies on construction craft skills have identified a number of problems including ineffective training as responsible for shortages of craftsmen in the construction industry. In Nigeria, the problem of training craftsmen has been attributed to lack of a harmonised training framework. This research therefore examined existing... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0020
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT Th e  source and nature of output constants used for preparation of construction estimates should be accurate and reliable for the client to have confidence on the prepared estimates. This research is focused on using time study approach to empirically determine the outputs of block laying work items inconstruction industry. The study... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0019
  • Pages:67
  • Chapters:5
CHAPTER ONE 1.0               INTRODUCTION 1.1               Background to the Study The Construction industry in Nigeria, although generally accepted as very active, is relatively small contributing only about 1.8% to 3% to the Nigeria‟s Gross Domestic Product (NBS, 2013). The industry provides employment opportunity... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0018
  • Pages:67
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT Performance measurement is crucial to the construction industry in order to improve the performance of the industry and most importantly achieve continuous improvement. The traditional approach to performance measurement has been criticised severally resulting to an evolution that brought about contemporary performance measurement... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0017
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT Government at all levels are forced to prioritise and restrict public expenditures due to budget deficits and the inefficient management of large infrastructure projects. Due to the shortage of resources for healthcare delivery leading to decline in the quality of care, there is considerable interest in PPP initiatives for the provision... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0016
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT Productivity is one of the important elements in construction planning and scheduling. However, construction industries in Nigeria are currently lacking in data with regard to productivity of the building’s construction activities especially in tiling works. The focus of the study was to use work study approach to empirically establish... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0015
  • Pages:67
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT Knowledge Management (KM) capabilities provide the supportive structure required to share knowledge within the context in which it is required in an organizations. Previous researches have shown that at least more than half of failed KM initiatives and the problem of ineffective KM occur as a result of firms not assessing their... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0014
  • Pages:67
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT Several researches have been carried out in order to develop frameworks for determining performance of construction projects which were mostly based on Traditional criteria (i.e. cost, time and quality) only. And researches have highly criticized the use of traditional criteria only while determining construction project performance due... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0013
  • Pages:65
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT Following widespread acceptance by researchers that the effects of qualitative/managerial construction time-influencing factors need to be considered in project scope-based construction time predicting models, several multivariate models combining project scope and qualitative/managerial factors have been developed. However, it has been... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0012
  • Pages:67
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT Existing studies have established that the physical characteristics of buildings have significant influence on occupants’ satisfaction. However, studies has shown that the conventional ways that public hospital buildings in Nigeria are designed have contributed to stress, depression and anxieties because of loss of privacy, control over... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0011
  • Pages:67
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT The increased complexity of the society and high level of competition in the construction industry has made it imperative for contractors, project managers and construction companies to carry out serious planning in order to ensure project success and profits. This work examined project planning impact on a contractor’s profitability.... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0010
  • Pages:50
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT The nature of construction business is risk versed. Most forms of construction contract recognized the use of insurance as risk management tool. Few studies however, evaluates its effectiveness as risk management tool. This study investigated the efficacy of insurance in curbing risks in construction project delivery. The objectives were... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0009
  • Pages:50
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT The construction industry is inherently hazardous. Thus, there is a need to make the construction site a safe place to work although the poor safety record remains a concern. The determination of the aggregate costs of health and safety programmes is considered a leap for achieving construction safety in construction project delivery.... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0008
  • Pages:50
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT The knowledge and understanding of value management concept is critical in achieving project goal and objectives in terms of time, cost, quality, safety, and functionality. Previous studies have found that has been emerging as a concept that is needed to be integrated into Nigerian construction industry projects. The study seeks to assess... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0007
  • Pages:50
  • Chapters:5
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       Background of the Study Ever since the dawn of civilization, man has indulged in some form of construction activity. Even in ancient times, man created architectural Marvels which came to be regarded as wonders of the world including the pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China, and the tower of Babel... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0006
  • Pages:50
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT Variation is one of the most severe problems in the construction industry. This variation occurs in every construction project and the magnitude of these variations varies considerably from project to project. As such, the client had to spend more than what was initially estimated in most cases, sometimes, disputes and unnecessary delays... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0005
  • Pages:50
  • Chapters:5
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1      Background to the study The construction industry plays an important role in a nation’s economy and its activities are also vital to the achievement of national socio-economic development goals of providing shelter, infrastructure and employment. According to Aibinu and Jagboro (2002) the construction... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0004
  • Pages:50
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT This study examines contract planning on construction projects from clients’ perspective and its effects on performance. The objectives are to determine the contract planning practices applied in the Nigerian construction industry, assess the awareness and usage of contract planning tools and techniques applied by clients on... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0003
  • Pages:50
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT This study determined the influence of estimating practice on cost performance of building projects. The objectives were to identify the estimating practices used by cost consultants, appraise the critical factors influencing estimating practice used, and to determine the influence of estimating practice on cost performance. The study... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0002
  • Pages:50
  • Chapters:5
ABSTRACT The world over, a vast number of developing countries are trying to achieve sustainable economic growth in every sector and more equitable distribution of the benefits of growth. The United Nations millennium development goals have identified key areas for development which also embrace environmental development. It forms part of its... Continue Reading
  • Type:Project
  • ID:QUS0001
  • Pages:50
  • Chapters:5