The paper considers the management of materials on building construction sites. In the
study, method of material procurement practice on construction site, factors affecting material management on building construction site as well as causes wastages on construction sites were determined. The study further Suggest measures for effective material management in construction site. Data for the study was obtained through a structured questionnaire administered to respondents in ten different construction sites and head offices of the
construction companies in charge of the sites in the study area. Findings reveal that, 31% of respondents organization procure materials for sites by head office provisions without site requisition, 64% of respondents organization procure materials for sites by head office provisions with site requisition and 5% of respondents organization procure materials for sites by through direct purchase by site manager or engineer. The respondent identified the following as the main causes of material wastage on building construction sites: Damage by mishandling, inadequate storage facilities on site, delay in material supply, inadequate supervision, poor site security, Weather and other natural occurrence, Rework, alteration of designs, over ordering of construction materials, theft and Vandalism. Based on the findings in the work, appropriate recommendations were being made for effective material management on building construction sites.
1.0 Introduction Comprising the following sub-heads.
1.1 Background to study.
1.2 Statement to the problem.
1.3 Aim and objectives.
1.4 Research questions.
1.5 Research hypotheses.
1.6 Scope and denominations.
1.7 Justification /Significance of the study.
1.8 Study area.
1.9 Definition of key terms.
2.0 Conceptual /theoretical framework and literature review.
2.1 Conceptual framework.
2.2 Literature review.
3.0 Research methodology.
3.1 Research design.
3.2 Types and source of data.
3.3 Instruments of data collection.
3.4 Study population /sampling technique and sample size.
3.5 Data analysis techniques.
3.6 Data presentation techniques.
4.0 Data analysis and presentation /discussion.
4.1 Characteristics of respondents.
4.2 Data concerning the stated objectives.
4.3 Data relating to the research questions.
4.4 Testing of hypotheses.
5.0 Summary of major findings conclusion and recommendations.
5.1 Summary of major findings (Brief statement of the key findings in order of the stated objectives and research questions) .
Reference (Using American physiological association (APA)).