Research Papers/Topics in Building Technology

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...

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 ...