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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Abstract The main aim of this study is to identify the significant factors for contractor selection in Nigeria using factor analysis. The study was also to find the preferred criteria for evaluation and selection of contractors in Nigeria. The selection of the most appropriate... Continue Reading


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


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


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


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


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


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


CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Housing can be defined as buildings or structures that individuals and theirfamily may live in that meet certain federal regulations. Housing provision policiesand approaches have long been implemented in many developing nations in a bid toenhance its affordability as an inevitable human need... Continue Reading


CHAFTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGRUOND TO THE STUDY According to (Oyediran & Odusami, 2005). The explosive growth of the information andcommunication technology (ICT) has gained unquantified impact on business systemsand processes. However, global acceptance and widespread adoption of ICT hasaccelerated the dimensions of competition not only... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT Construction Management is the art of directing and coordinating human and material resources throughout the life of a construction project by using modern construction management techniques to achieve predetermined objectives of scope, cost, time, and quality and participation satisfaction. Project management in construction encompasses... Continue Reading


ABSTRACT Many projects in Uganda and the world over have suffered from cost and time overruns due to factors stemming from poor cost control during the design and project implementation stages. Research aimed at studying the cost control techniques being used in Uganda was done on a selection of 130 contractors involved in the construction of... Continue Reading


CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Housing can be defined as buildings or structures that individuals and theirfamily may live in that meet certain federal regulations. Housing provision policiesand approaches have long been implemented in many developing nations in a bid toenhance its affordability as an inevitable human need... Continue Reading
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