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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
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
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
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
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
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