Research Papers/Topics in Building Technology

Maintenance Of Government Office Buildings In Nigeria- A Post Occupancy Evaluation Approach

Maintenance is very important to preserve and enhance the life span of buildings. In many developing countries including Nigeria, very little seems to be done in carrying out planned maintenance of public buildings. In Nigeria, it has become quite distressful to see the way in which many public buildings are allowed to fall into a bad state of disrepair due to lack of maintenance. Many state governments claim that it is due to lack of funds, but what is the aim of expending huge sums of...

Maintenance Management Sourcing Practices And The Condition Of Tertiary Institution Buildings In South-West, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The deplorable state of buildings in tertiary institutions across the country due to non-strategic maintenance processes poses a threat to the delivery of qualitative tertiary education in Nigeria. Although building maintenance activities can be executed using insourcing or/and outsourcing practice(s), each of the sourcing practices has its merits and demerits. Policy makers in tertiary institutions are therefore saddled with the responsibility of deploying building maintenance ...

Evaluation Of Maintenance Management Practice In Public Hospital, Buildings In South-West,Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe research investigated the state of maintenance management of public hospital buildings in South-west, Nigeria, and in the process, identified factors militating against their effective contribution to health care delivery. A total of 552 questionnaires comprising 206 for maintenance staff and 346 for users of public hospital buildings were collected and used for study. The survey covered 46 public hospitals representing 40% of the total number of existing public hospitals in...

Ethical Behaviour Of Nigerian Building Industry Professionals In The Procurement Of Building Projects

ABSTRACT Following the growing consensus within and outside the building industry that corruption and other unethical practices are endemic in the building industry, coupled with scarce empirical academic research on professional ethics in the Nigerian building industry, there is need to examine the ethical behaviour and ideology of the professionals involved in the procurement chain. Consequently, the study sets out to unravel the ethical. behaviour of the Nigerian building industry...

Construction Professionals Motivation And Job Performance, A Comparison Of Indigenous And Expatriate Construction Contractors In Nigeria

ABSTRACT The aim of the research was to compare the motivational level and job performance rate of construction professionals in indigenous and expatriate construction companies in Nigeria. Some of the specific objectives of the study are: (1) to investigate the functional relationship between motivation and job performance of construction professionals in indigenous and expatriate construction companies in Nigeria. (2) to compare the motivational level of construction professionals ...

Construction Managers' Cultural Orientation In Lagos State, Nigeria, Paper Presented At The13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), September 11th To 15th, School Of The B

Abstract Clients' tastes, innovation and changes in the construction sector demand prompt and efficient means of executing project. In order to stay afloat, construction managers and CEOs need to look inwards. The values and practices prevalent in an organisation, that is the culture, has been researched into as as underlying factor of performance improvement. This study therefore, investigates the practices (cultural orientation) that are prevalent among construction managers and CEO in...

Training Practices And Task Performance Of Professionals In Construction Firms In Lagos And Abuja, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Construction organisational and project performance are known to depend on the competencies and performance of professionals. Studies have established that the task performance of construction professionals is low due to inadequate or deficient training. However, issues regarding the relationship between training practices of construction firms and task performance of construction professionals are yet to be adequately explored. The aim of the study is to examine the relationsh...

Workspace Utilisation, Maintenance Practice And Lecturers’ Satisfaction With Indoor Environmental Quality In Selected Nigerian Universities

ABSTRACTGlobal concern over Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) emanates from its effects on health, general well-being and labour productivity because 60-90% of daytime is spent indoors. Evidence of Building Related Illnesses (BRI), Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and absenteeism from work due to poor IEQ has made IEQ one of the indices of environmental sustainability. There is, however, paucity of research on IEQ and its relationship with workspace utilisation and maintenance practice in Nigeri...

Strategies For Enhancing The Acquisition of Psychomotor Skills by Building Construction Graduates of Technical Colleges in Taraba State

Abstract The main purpose of this study was to determine the strategies for enhancing the acquisition of psychomotor skills by building construction graduates of technical colleges in Taraba State. Five research questions guided the study while the five null hypotheses formulated were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a survey research design. The population for the study comprised 57 respondents which included 8 site supervisors and 49 building construction crafts...

A Study Of Factors Determining Housing Needs, Demand And Supply For Improved Housing In Selected Nigerian Cities

ABSTRACTThe research aims at identifying the factors that determine housing needs, demands and supply and to determine if differences exists in the housing needs of household applicants

INTERLOCKING BLOCKS CONSTRUCTION FOR SUSTAINABLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN GHANA – A CASE STUDY OF SUNYANI MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT The building construction industry in Ghana is dominated by the use of conventional sandcrete blocks for wall construction. However, there is challenge of delivering products of maximum value to clients at an affordable cost and on time. Addressing this challenge will require adopting lean construction principles towards minimising waste and maximising value in the building construction process. This study aimed at making a case for the use of interlocking blocks as an alternat...

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF BUILDING CONTRACTORS ON PUBLIC PROJECTS: A CASE STUDY OF BOLGATANGA MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT The performance of contractors is essential to the success of construction projects. Enhancing the performance of construction firms will significantly contribute to the productivity of the construction industry. The aim of the study was to examine performance of building contractors on public projects in the Bolgatanga Municipality. The study adopted a descriptive survey approach involving the design and administration of survey questionnaires. The respondents’ for the study...

Options for affordable rural broadband connectivity: a focus on TVWhite Space technology

There appears to be a coordinated effort the world over to achieve digital switch over (DSO) from analogue based to digital technology. Ghana signed the Geneva agreement which set 17th June 2015 as the deadline for the DSO. This switch over will create new spectrum opportunities for many wireless technologies due to the abundance of radio spectrum the switch over provides. This paper focuses on the opportunity for using White Spaces (TV frequencies allocated to a broadcasting service...

Some Properties of Concrete Containing Aluminum Roofing Sheet Waste (ARSW) as Partial Replacement of Cement

Abstract This paper presents the results of investigation conducted to evaluate the properties of concrete containing aluminum Roofing Sheet Waste as partial replacement of cement by weight. The properties investigated included the setting times of cement-ARSW paste, workability, density, compressive strength using 168 numbers of 150 x 150 x 150 mm cube specimens. The chemical compositions and pozzolanic properties were also investigated. The results showed that: (I.) the chemical composition...

Evaluate the maintenance management practices of public and private properties in Nigeria

ABSTRACT  The study focused on maintenance management practice in public and private properties, (a case study of selected public and private housing estates) in Lagos state, Nigeria. To achieve this, case study of 10 selected housing estates were carried out by means of structured questionnaires. A total  number  of  200  questionnaires  were  administered  to  the  selected  estates  and  141  were returned and used for t...


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