Research Papers/Topics in Quantity Surveying

Impact Of Cash Flow And Resource Control In Construcion Projects And Delivery CHAPTER ONE

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...

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...

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...

Cost Control Techniques Used On Building Construction Sites in Uganda

ABSTRACTMany 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 buildings in Nakawa division, Kampala City. It specifically studied the cost control techniques currently being used by individual developers; the proble...

AN APPRAISAL OF THE QUANTITY SURVEYORS COST CONTROL ACTIVITIES IN NIGERIA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

ABSTRACTIt is interesting to bring to light the demands challenges and development in the twenty-first century the key role of the quantity surveying profession in the economic with emphasis on an appraisal of the quantity surveyor cost control in Nigeria construction industry. The work shall attempt to explore the quantity surveyor who is essentially cost expert whose prime task is to ensure that contract sum of project is kept within the client’s approved budget (cost limit) and resources...