Research Papers/Topics in Building Technology

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...

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...

INFLUENCE OF PALM FIBRE ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF STABILIZED LATERITE INTERLOCKING BRICKS

Abstract Investigations are ongoing for continuous improvement in the properties of stabilized earth for low cost housing. This research examined the influence of palm fibre on the characteristics of cement stabilized laterite interlocking bricks. Specific objective is to examine engineering properties of cement stabilized laterite with palm fibre additives and to compare the cost per square meter with conventional sandcrete blocks. Seventy-two (72) bricks were produced comprisin...

EFFECT OF CURING METHODS ON THE CHARACTERISTIC STRENGTH OF CONCRETE WITH LATERITIC SAND AND PERIWINKLE SHELL

ABSTRACT This study investigates the effect of curing methods on the compressive strength of concrete with fine and coarse aggregates components fully and partly replaced with lateritic sand and periwinkle shell respectively. A total of 90 cube specimens of 100 x 100 mm dimensions for each percentage replacements ranging from 10 to 40% percentage replacement of fine aggregate with lateritic sand and coarse aggregate with periwinkle shell and 100% percentage replacement of fine a...

COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH PERFORMANCE OF CEMENT STABILISED EARTH MADE BRICKS FOR LOW COST HOUSING. R

ABSTRACT The quest for the government to provide more affordable housing for the masses has necessitated more researchers to continue to investigate alternative means of low cost Building materials. Earth made bricks have been recognized as one of the oldest building material. It is not enough to provide these low cost houses but more efforts should be geared towards durability and other mechanical properties. This research examines performance characteristic of earth made brick...

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE CONTAINING PERIWINKLE

Abstract This research tends to compare the workability and compressive strength of granite against periwinkle and palm kernel shells as coarse aggregates in concrete production. Specific objective is to determine the workability of local substitute for granite using periwinkle and palm kernel shell as coarse aggregate, and to compare the compressive strengths of periwinkle and palm kernel shells with granite based concrete using different concrete mixes. The One-hundred and eigh...

SOLAR POWERED STREET LIGHTS FOR BUGEMBE TOWN COUNCIL

INTRODUCTIONBugembe Town Council is located in the eastern part of Jinja District along the Jinja–Tororo highway, about 4 km from Jinja Municipality, which is the second largest town of Uganda in the Country. It is a home for most civil servants at the district and for the workers in most of the factories around, for example; Bidco Uganda Limited, Steel Rolling Mills Limited, etc. This has led to an increase in the demand and market for home commodities and to the development of small scale...

Assesing cracks in buildings

To assess defects of cracks in buildings

Management of Materials on Building Construction Site

 .Abstract. The paper considers the management of materials on building construction sites. In thestudy, method of material procurement practice on construction site, factors affecting material management on building construction site as well as causes wastages on construction sites were determined. The study further Suggest measures for effective material management in construction site. Data for the study was obtained through a structured questionnaire administered to respondents ...

The Roles And Impacts Of Transportation In Nigerian Society

ABSTRACTTransportation is the basis for economic, social and political development in most societies as it exhibits a close relationship to the style and quality of living of the society. Transportation plays an important role in the day-to -day activities of the society. Some of the roles it plays in our societies are the subject of this paper. This paper therefore attempts to illustrate the roles and impacts of transportation in Nigerian society by considering such roles as social, economic...

Study Of Factors Affecting Construction Cost Performance In Nigerian Construction Sites

ABSTRACT                                                                                              Maintaining steady cost projection on construction projects had been until recently an issue of serious concern, both to the client and project contractors...


1 - 15 Of 18 Results