Research Papers/Topics in Quantity Surveying

THE IMPACT OF ECONOMIC RECESSION ON PUBLIC PROJECT DELIVERY IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThis study identified the impact of economic recession on public project deliveryEkiti state,Nigeria. Economic recession is a barrier to the completion of a projectdelivery. Thisisacommonissueencounteredin the construction industry across theglobe most especially in the developing countries. Ekiti-State,more than15% ofconstruction projects experienced more than five months delay while some wereabandoned as a result of economic recession. Hence,the study of the impact ofeconomicrecessi...

The challenges of digital innovation in quantity surveying profession

Table of ContentsCHAPTER ONE 21.0 INTRODUCTION 21.2 PROBLEM STATEMENT 41.2.1 MAIN PROBLEM 41.2.2 SUB-PROBLEM 41.3 DELIMITATION/SCOPE OF THE STUDY 51.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS 51.5 AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 51.6 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY 61.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS 6CHAPTER TWO 72.0 LITERATURE REVIEW 72.1 DIGITAL INNOVATION 72.1 BENEFITS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION 122.3 BARRIERS AND CHALLENGES OF DIGITAL INNOVATION 13CHAPTER THREE 203.0 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 203.1 METHOD ...

Assessment on Affordability of Federal Housing Estate

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1 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 (Teekhong 2012).Ademiluyi (2010) opined that housing represents a major area of deprivationfor the urban poor. The rate of provision of new h...

An investigation on utilization of QS based softwares

CHAFTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1 BACKGRUOND TO THE STUDYAccording 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 among organizations globally ...

Frequency of change in construction project cost in Kaduna metropolise Nigeria

Abstract This project research assessed the frequency of change in construction project cost in Kaduna metropolis Nigeria. Change was characterised by escalation, discrepancies, overrun and variation of budgeted sum caused by factors like Fluctuation of prices, Shortage of Materials/ Scarcity, Delay in completion, Government policy and officials, Dependency on imported materials, Project fraud and corruption etc., while construction project cost comprises of the cost of labour, cost of mat...

Assessment of Risk Management Practices Amongst Quantity Surveyors in the Nigerian Construction Industry

: The construction industry requires continuous evaluation and  formulation of risk management index, but Nigeria is yet to introduce a risk  rating tool for the industry. This paper therefore assessed risk management  practice in Nigeria construction industry and establishes Risk Management  Index (RMI). Structural questionnaire were administered to the industry  stakeholders, Data collected were analysed and ranked using Relative  Importance Index (RII) which w...

FACTORS AFFECTING ESTIMATING ACCURACY IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

ABSTRACT The importance of estimating process when dealing with construction projects cannot be over- emphasized. That is why, the greatest problem facing Quantity Surveying practice globally is that of achieving a correlation between conceptual estimate and the final project cost which is often used by some employers to determine the efficiency of the Quantity Surveyor. This study was geared towards showing how different factors affect estimating process, the techniques used for su...

Impact Of Cash Flow And Resource Control In Construction Projects And Delivery

ABSTRACTConstruction projects are complex and risky. According to the literature, even profitable construction companies can fail due to poor cash flow. In order to survive in this rapidly changing environment, effective cash flow management is essential. Many unforeseen factors affect a construction project’s cash flow. The objective of the research presented in this paper is to examine the impact of these factors on contractor cash flow during the construction process. A model has ...

AN ASSESSMENT OF BUILDING COLLAPSE IN NIGERIA (EDO STATE AS A STUDY AREA)

Abstract The age-less interaction between man and his built environment has always had positive and negative impacts on the two. Environmental disaster of varying origin from man-made to natural is one of the most negative effects of the built environment on man. An assessment of the magnitude of these disasters and an evaluation of the existing capacities to prevent, mitigate or prepare for them are necessary tools to provide future safe living for man in his built environment. Buildin...

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE COST PLANNING OF PUBLIC BUILDING PROJECT

ABSTRACT The importance of accurate estimate during the early stage of cost planning of capital project has been widely recognized for many years. Even so, very few quantitative method are available that enable estimators and business managers to objectively evaluate the accuracy of early estimates and planning. The primary purpose of this study was to identify and examine the factors influencing cost planning of building projec...

POTENTIALITIES OF WHISTLEBLOWING IN DEALING WITH UNETHICAL PRACTICES IN THE NIGERIA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES

ABSTRACTConstruction industry is a very challenging and complex sector. The ability to control and communicate with various stages, process and parties to meet the project objectives are not an easy job and these responsibilities are on the professionals shoulders. Besides that, the professionals are also facing their own crisis and dilemma as an ethical professional. This study is focusing on three group of professionals; engineers, architects and quantity surveyors. The objectives of this s...

A SAMPLE OF QUANTITY SURVEYING TAKING-OFF

ELEMENT NO.1: SUBSTRUCTURE GROUND WOK.   D20: EXCAVATING AND FILLING       Cut down trees girth 600mm – 1.50m. 3nrs (D20:1.2.1.)   3nrs (D20:1.2.2.)3265m2 D20:1.3.4.   TOP SOIL Excavate Over site To Removed Vegetable Soil Ave...

Comparative Study of Relevancy of Higher National Diploma and Bachelor of Science Training to Core Quantity Surveying Practices

ABSTRACTDeployment of appropriate skills and competencies is crucial and germane to the development and continuous relevance of any profession. In the built environment, the art of selecting the required skills and competencies expected of quantity surveyors and understanding the inherent dependencies between them remains a research issue. The purpose of this study was to analyze the comparative relevance of HND and B.Sc training to core quantity surveying practices of quantity surveyors. A s...

Management Of Cost Overrun In Selected Building Construction Project In Ilorin

INTRODUCTIONThe construction industry is a very  important sector of the  Nigerian  economy.   It contributes significantly to its Gross National Product. The rapid growth in Nigeria's economy and population, particularly during the oil-boom years, required additional physical infrastructures to accommodate additional inputs to various components of the TCSS national product. Thus, the construction industry has a weighted influence on all sectors of the Nigerian econo...

Assessment Of Construction Management Techniques In Nigeria Construction Industry

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 a set of objectives which may be accomplished by implementing a series of operations subject to resource constraints. There are potential confl...

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