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Defect in Buildings

ContentsChapter one1.1 Introduction1.2 Statement of problem1.3 Aim & Objectives1.3.1 General objectives1.3.2 Specific Objectives of the study are to1.4 Significance of the study1.5 Scope of the study1.6 limitation of the study1.7 Conceptual and Theoretical definition of termsChapter two-- Literature Review2.1 What is building Defect?2.2 Causes of Building defects2.3 Category of Building Defects2.4 Types of Defect2.4.1 Erosion of Mortar2.4.2 Peeling Paint2.4.3 Cracking of Walls / Leaning Walls...

Design and Construction of a Winder Stair

AbstractThis research is all about design, construction and preparation of cost estimate for a reinforced concrete winder stair. This type of stair is one of most important stair, use where there is no enough space. Winder stair is very common in older homes, often used as a secondary staircase where the grand staircase may have been in the entry and the winder used as an access to the kitchen, it has more visual interest. Winder stairs meander around corners. For this reason, it has gained p...

Appraisal of Project Scheduling in Nigeria Construction Industry: A case study of Ibadan, Nigeria

Abstract:Project scheduling plays a vital role in successful completion of a construction project, despite the crucial role of this tool, there still exist many challenges in using it efficiently. Some projects schedules are established at the conception of the project and never evaluated for feasibility until problems arise. Besides, some constructors lack the expertise required for preparing effective project schedule. This study therefore, examines the factors affecting project scheduling ...

Cost and Time Performance of Construction Projects under The Due Process Reform In Nigeria

The Due process policy is a product of the Fderal government public procurement reform of 1999. The policy was meant to be an anticorruption device aimed at ensuring probity, transparency, accountability in the procurement of public goods and services. The need for the reform is long overdue. However, in order to assess the implementation of the Due process policy in procurement of construction projects, the study took a survey study of construction projects awarded and executed in federal hi...

EVALUATING IMPACTS OF CONSTRUCTION PLANTS AND EQUIPMENT’S HIRING ON PROJECT TIME DELIVERY IN ONDO STATE

Diverse measures have been proposed to arrest the problem of time overrun in large construction projects that involve the use of plants and equipments. In the quest for the best possible solution to this problem in adeveloping country like Nigeria, this research assesses the impacts of plants and equipment’s hiring on project time delivery. It proffers measures for enhancing construction time performance in large construction projects reflecting the peculiarity of the Nigerian construction ...

Implication of Construction Contract Termination for Infrastructural Development in Ekiti State Local Government Areas, Nigeria

Local Government Areas are the third tier of government in Nigeria and the closest to thepeople. The Local Government Areas are charged with the responsibility of delivering thedividend of democracy to meet the fundamental needs of the local community through theprovision of infrastructural facilities. This study assessed the causes and effects of thetermination of construction contracts in the 16 Local Government Areas in Ekiti State, Nigeria.The exploratory research design was employed with...

A STUDY OF THE PERCEPTION OF MARITIME SERVICES IN NIGERIA

This survey focuses on the Perception of Maritime Services in Nigeria.  Relevant literatures in the Nigerian Maritime Industry and Port Service quality were reviewed to give relevance to the study.  The findings of this survey reveal that services offered at Warri Port had favourable influence on actual perceptions of quality of service and that the study reveals that there is a very strong relationship between the core and relational dimensions of service quality and satisfaction. ...

ROLE OF SPIDERS IN BUILDING MAINTENANCE

Spiders are primarily beneficial and their activities should be encouraged in the garden. Pesticide control is difficult and rarely necessary. The best approach to controlling spiders in and around the home is to remove hiding spots for secretive spiders such as black windows and regularly clean webs off the house with brushes and vacuums.Maintenance of a building is the work undertaken in order to keep or restore every part of a building, every facilities or machinery to an acceptable standa...

DESIGN OF A PORTABLE DOMESTIC REFRIGERATOR (1)

ABSTRACT This project work is designed mainly for the preservation of foodstuffs, storing of medicines and the cooling of water and drinking fluids in our homes and offices. In the choice of the necessary parameters for the design, Dichlorodifluoromethane, Freone (R12) is used as the refrigerant. An evaporating pressure of 1.237 bar and condensing pressure of 13.66 bar and corresponding temperatures of -25°c and 55°c was considered and the volume of the inside of the refrigerator w...

EVALUATION OF FACTORS AFFECTING CONSTRUCTION COST PERFORMANCE IN CONSTRUCTION SITES IN AWKA

Construction industry in Nigeria had been a major source of employment for 70% of labour in the country, thus it controls the capital flow, as well as labour resources, which has cost implications. Adequate management of these resources is considered an important aspect of project works; so also if the resources are adequately harnessed, issues that pertain to cost overrun would not arise which could result to variations and claims. The growing need for construction of all types coupled with ...

MAINTENANCE MANUAL AND INSPECTION OF BUILDING

The study emphasised on the maintenance manual and inspection of buildings. The paper reviewed the existing literature on building maintenance, and inspection of building, types of maintenance, causes of maintenance, inspection types and procedure, stages of maintenance, and factors influencing the decision to carry out maintenance work. The study utilized a structured questionnaire which was administered on the maintenance management industry and house owners in the study area. The analysis ...

APPRAISAL OF APPLICATION OF BUILDING FACILITY MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC BUILDING IN FEDERAL POLY OKO

This study is on an Appraisal of application of building facility maintenance of public buildings in Federal poly Oko. Some of the objectives include; determining the nature and types of public building, to examine the current condition and state of maintenance of public buildings, to identify the underlying factors that militated to poor maintenance of public buildings and make suggestions and recommendations towards the adoption of effective maintenance policy.        &n...

Appraisal of Application of Building Facility Maintenance of Public Buildings in Federal Polytechnic Oko

AbstractThis study is on an Appraisal of application of building facility maintenance of public buildings in Federal poly Oko. Some of the objectives include; determining the nature and types of public building, to examine the current condition and state of maintenance of public buildings, to identify the underlying factors that militated to poor maintenance of public buildings and make suggestions and recommendations towards the adoption of effective maintenance policy.              A...

DIMENSIONS OF COST ESTIMATING RISKS INFLUENCING BUILDING PROJECTS’ ESTIMATES IN AKWA IBOM STATE

ABSTRACTConstruction works estimate inaccuracies and none performance have made the imprecise cost estimating practice subjective. This study assessed the dimensions of cost estimating risks influencing building projects’ estimates. The objectives were to identify sources of cost estimating risks; determine critical risk influencing building project cost estimating; and to investigate management practices for improving building works estimates. The study data were collected through structur...

Strategic Overview of Third Party Ship Management: Key Success Factors

This paper discusses the controversy surrounding the level of success and competitiveness of the third￾party ship management sector as well as the reasons or factors driving this development or lack thereof. Opinions are divided on the share of the total world fleet which is being managed by the professional ship management sector.Also, significant discoveries were made pertaining to required share of the world fleet the third-party ship management sector needs to manage to be regarded a...


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