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1) THE IMPACT OF COST CONTROL TECHNIQUES ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS DELIVERY

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

2) ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS AFFECTING BUILDING CONTRACTORS’ SELECTION

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

3) EVALUATING THE ROLE OF QUANTITY SURVEYORS IN SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURES DEVELOPMENT

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

4) CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF DESIGN VARIATION IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

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

5) ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF FEASIBILITY/VIABILITY STUDY ON CAPITAL PROJECT DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

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

6) PROJECT FINANCING: CHALLENGES AND THE WAY FORWARD

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

7) AN INVESTIGATION INTO DESIGN ERRORS AND IT'S IMPACT ON INITIAL COST OF A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

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

8) AN ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECT OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE ON THE PERFORMANCE OF QUANTITY SURVEYING FIRMS IN NIGERIA

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

9) THE EFFECT OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE FIELD OF QUANTITY SURVEYING AND HOW IT AFFECT COT, LABOUR AND TIME

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

10) AN INVESTIGATION INTO RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AMONGST QUANTITY SURVEYORS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY OF NIGERIA

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

11) ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS AFFECTING CONTRACTORS TENDER FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN NIGERIA

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

12) INFLUENCE OF ESTIMATING PRACTICE ON COST PERFORMANCE OF BUILDING PROJECTS

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

13) INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT (TQM) IN THE NIGERIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

  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

14) THE EFFECT OF CONTRACT PLANNING ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECT PERFORMANCE

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

15) THE EFFECT OF MOTIVATION OF LABOUR, COST AND PRODUCTIVITY ON NIGERIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

THE EFFECT OF MOTIVATION OF LABOUR COST AND PRODUCTIVITY ON NIGERIA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ABSTRACT Motivation is considered as an important tool for enhancing worker’ productivity. Construction sector is not an exception. It has been empirically established that motivation has positive impact on construction worker’s productivity. Moreover,... Continue Reading

16) A STUDY ON THE TRENDS IN BUILDING COST IN NIGERIA

  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

17) COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS AFFECTING COST OF INDUSTRIALIZED BUILDING AND CONVENTIONAL BUILDING SYSTEM IN NIGERIA

  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

18) ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF WORK ENVIRONMENT ON THE PRODUCTIVITY OF CONSTRUCTION SKILLED WORKERS

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

19) INVESTIGATION INTO THE ADOPTION OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (KM) IN THE NIGERIAN INDUSTRY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

  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

20) A STUDY OF QUANTITY SURVEYOR'S PERCEPTION ON FACILITY MANAGEMENT IN THE NIGER DELTA AREA OF NIGERIA

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

21) THE EFFECT OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE FIELD OF QUANTITY SURVEYING AND HOW IT AFFECT COST, LABOUR AND TIME

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

22) ASSESSMENT OF TUE FACTORS MITIGATING THE EFFECTIVE PREPARATION OF COST ESTIMATE AT TILE DESIGN STAGE

  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

23) DEVELOPING A HARMONISED FRAMEWORK FOR CONSTRUCTION CRAFT SKILLS TRAINING IN NIGERIA

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

24) THE REVIEW OF CHALLENGES AND PROSPECT OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT ACT 2007 IN THE EXECUTION OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN NIGERIA

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

25) PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE (PHC) BUILDINGS

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
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