Research Papers/Topics in Construction And Wood Education

THE IMPACT OF MOTIVATION ON JOB SATISFACTION OF CRAFTSMEN IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN GHANA..

ABSTRACT The productivity of the construction industry has received much attention by researchers and policy makers; particularly in developed countries. The productivity of the construction industry in developing countries, particularly Ghana is abysmally low. Strategies need to be developed to stimulate and enhance the productivity of the industry through concerted research and development. In line with this, the purpose of the research reported here was to determine the impact of mot...

A STUDY INTO THE POSSIBILITY OF USING ELECTRONIC TENDERING IN THE GHANAIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ..

ABSTRACT Computerized systems are gradually overtaking manually driven systems. This move has been highly motivated by efficiency and convenience. The traditional system of tendering is time consuming and has cost implications. In the traditional system, the buyer as well as the seller has to go through manual system of tendering. This exposes the system to unfairness and as a result affects the construction industry in Ghana. The main aim of this research was to explore the benefits of...

AN EMPIRICAL EXAMINATION OF MAINTENANCE PRACTICES OF PUBLIC TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS: A STUDY OF SELECTED INSTITUTIONS IN GHANA..

ABSTRACT Many Ghanaian public tertiary institutional structures are often inadequately maintained and windows and doors and other building elements and facilities frequently show evidence of lack of maintenance and repair. Some lecture halls and office buildings of public tertiary institutions have not seen any significant maintenance or show little signs of maintenance since they were constructed, some dating back to the colonial era. Based on this, the study aimed at examining the ma...

ASSESSMENT OF MATERIAL MANAGEMENT ON BUILDING CONSTRUCTION SITES (A CASE STUDY OF STIVO AND CONSAR CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES IN THE KUMASI METROPOLIS)..

ABSTRACT This study considers an assessment of material management on building construction sites. Materials management is the integrated processes that consist of the people, organization, technology and procedures used to effectively identify, quantify, acquire, inspect, transport, receive, store, and preserve the materials. Basically, the issues of material management are concerned with the planning, identification, procuring, storage, receiving and distribution of materials. The res...

THE ROLE OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN MINIMISING CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS WASTE: PERSPECTIVES OF CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES IN GREATER ACCRA REGION..

ABSTRACT Supply chain management has been widely practiced in the manufacturing industry, but the construction industry as a relatively newcomer in the discipline. Construction projects are realized through a multitude of teams that supply essential services of one or another. Supply Chain Management (SCM) will thus have many benefits to construction stakeholders. The aim of this study was to explore supply chain management as a tool to minimising material waste in construction projects...

ENSURING SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THROUGH EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION ON CONSTRUCTION SITE (NEW JUABENG MUNICIPALITY AS CASE STUDY) ..

ABSTRACT The construction is one of the oldest industries in almost every nation. Its importance made it possible for undeveloped countries to rise up to becoming developed Countries. Lately, there have been an undesirable adherence to performance specification in most construction sites in most developing countries. This study seeks to reveal how best sustainable construction projects can be attained through performance specification. A cross – sectional and descriptive survey was us...

ASSESSMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES AT SOKOBAN WOOD VILLAGE IN THE ASHANTI REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACT This study assessed the occupational health and safety practices of wood workers at the wood processing industry in Sokoban Wood Village. The study assessed the safety practices of the wood workers as well as the safety gargets of machines and equipment used at the wood village. The researcher adopted a descriptive survey research design. This design was used to sample opinions of workers at the Sokoban wood village. Data was collected from 247 respondents at the wood village K...

The use of local building materials and its challenges in Ghana: a case study of Denkyembour district–Akwatia.

ABSTRACT Over the years, the construction industry of Ghana has witnessed tremendous increase in the cost of building. Despite the clarion call by successive governments and civil society organisations to use indigenous materials, the patronage still remains a challenge. This study sought to investigate into the use of indigenous materials for buildings construction and its inherent challenges using Denkyembour DistrictAkwatia as the case study. The target population involves contractors...

The use of local building materials and its challenges in Ghana: a case study of Denkyembour district–Akwatia

ABSTRACT Over the years, the construction industry of Ghana has witnessed tremendous increase in the cost of building. Despite the clarion call by successive governments and civil society organisations to use indigenous materials, the patronage still remains a challenge. This study sought to investigate into the use of indigenous materials for buildings construction and its inherent challenges using Denkyembour DistrictAkwatia as the case study. The target population involves contractors...

ANALYSIS OF CONSTRUCTION WORKER’S PERCEPTION ON SAFETY OUTCOMES OF CONSTRUCTION SITES: A STUDY OF BUILDING PROJECTS IN THE ASHANTI REGION

ABSTRACT Health and safety performance of construction sites is of great importance to many construction companies because of the social and economic implications of accidents. Many construction companies have safety culture that has positive impact on safety outcomes. Strengthening the safety culture of construction firms will go a long way to improve safety performance of construction sites. The aim of the study was to assess construction sites worker’s unsafe behaviour and safety o...

ASSESSMENT OF MATERIAL MANAGEMENT ON BUILDING CONSTRUCTION SITES: A STUDY OF SELECTED CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES IN THE CAPE COAST METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT The control of materials on construction sites is handled by planning and purchasing departments, site supervisors and engineers as well as contractor’s organization and this have been posing various problems to contractors in realizing reasonable profit margin. The main purpose of the study was to assess material management of construction companies in Cape Coast Metropolis. This study assessed the current practices of managing materials on building projects, the problems a...

ASSESSMENT OF THE QUALITY OF REINFORCING BARS IN THE GHANAIAN MARKET: A CASE STUDY OF THE WESTERN REGION

ABSTRACT Building materials are the main component of the construction industry hence its quality and characteristic are essential. It is expected that building professionals select materials with adequate properties that are fit for purpose and meet acceptable local and international specifications. A study in a Nigeria ranked substandard building materials as the second leading causes of building collapse in Lagos. Hence this study seeks to assess the quality of the mechanical propert...

COST CONTROL MEASURES USED BY BUILDING CONTRACTORS IN THE GREATER ACCRA REGION (THE CASE OF ACCRA METROPOLIS)

ABSTRACT The issues of cost control in the building and construction industry pioneered by contractors and their allied players and professionals in the industry is a concern to ensuring due diligence in the building and construction sector. This research assessed contractors’ commitment to cost control, the challenges that confront contractors and the proposed remedies to ensuring effective cost control measures. The case study research design was adopted for this study. Questionnair...

INVESTIGATION INTO SITE LAYOUT PRACTICES IN GHANA: A CASE STUDY IN HO MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT Planning the site layout of construction project is a crucial task that has a significant impact on construction lost, productivity and safety. It involves the positioning and relocation of temporary facilities that are needed to support various construction activities on site such as office, storage areas workshops, and parking areas. Due to the complexity of the site layout planning problem, construction managers often perform this task using previous experiences, first come ...

IMPACT OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON ENVIRONMENT IN GHANA (A CASE STUDY OF KINTAMPO MUNICIPAL)

ABSTRACT There is a growing awareness that road development has major environmental impact. The damage includes sensitive ecosystems, loss of productive agricultural lands, and resettlement of large numbers of people, permanent disruption of local economic activities, demographic change, accelerated urbanization, and introduction of disease. This dissertation presents the impact of road construction on the environment in the Kintampo Municipality of Ghana and the challenges the Environm...


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