Research Papers/Topics in Building Technology

Capacity Utilization of Construction Craftsmen in Public Sector in North Central Zone of Nigeria

ABSTRACT The research examined the utilization levels of the capacities of the construction craftsmen in the public sector of the Nigerian economy sequel to speculations that construction craftsmen in the public sector have low level work output. The issue of work output borders on labour capacity utilization. Craftsmen in the public sector were identified in the study and the extent to which their services were utilized by the employing departments was verified over a ten-year period. The r...

Smart Systems In Hospitals Case Study: Al-Salam Centre For Cardiac Surgery,,

Abstract At the present time, architecture has not been immune to the technological development that has taken place in the world. Modern technologies have begun to modernize architecture, making them think, analyze, decide and implement. It is known that the internal environment of hospitals is considered as a catalyst for healing, which has become one of the topics that reflect the thought of the world and show the extent of intellectual development in the field of hospital design, w...

The Effect Of Partial Replacement Of Fine Aggregate With Lateritic Soil On The Compressive Strength Of Sandcrete Block.

ABSTRACT.This work seeks to find a way in which lateritic soil within Ota, Ogun State of Nigeria could be use in the production of hollow sandcrete blocks. This replacement is intended to observe the effect of lateritic soil on the strength characteristic when employed in the production of sandcrete blocks. It was deduced from past works that the inclusion of lateritic soil in sandcrete block production will produce a lesser quality blocks but this work seeks to find the maximum pe...

Parameters For Good Site Concrete Production Management Practice In Nigeria

ABSTRACT The versatility in-use of concrete for buildings and other infrastructures of necessity made concrete an important element of construction. Yet failure of concrete occurs more frequently at construction stage even when it seemed that mix ratio and design load calculations are adequate. This therefore suggests a missing gap in specification and the production of good site concrete. Literature survey confirms poor quality of concrete and use of sub-standard materials of co...

Performance Evaluation Of State Subsidized Housing Scheme: A Case Study Of Ogun State Housing Projects

  Abstract The problems of housing in Nigeria are enormous and complex, exhibiting apparent and marked regional differences. In most urban centres, the problem is not only restricted to quantity but also to the quality of available housing units and the environment. This study therefore evaluated the building performance of State Subsidized Housing Schemes in Ogun State and ascertained whether or not the public housing estates fulfil the initial design/goal of government and t...

Performance Evaluation Of State Subsidized Housing Scheme: A Case Study Of Ogun State Housing Project

Abstract The problems of housing in Nigeria are enormous and complex, exhibiting apparent and marked regional differences. In most urban centres, the problem is not only restricted to quantity but also to the quality of available housing units and the environment. This study therefore evaluated the building performance of State Subsidized Housing Schemes in Ogun State and ascertained whether or not the public housing estates fulfil the initial design/goal of government and the needs of ...

Neural Network-Based Cost Predictive Model For Building Works.

A number of uncompleted and abandoned building projects are attributable to overall bad projects management. Determination of accurate cost of building projects is a huge factor in successful project management. This work is to ensure that accurate cost is determined and accurate as much as possible. Artificial neural network was used in this work to generate a cost predicting model. Neural network is a human brain simulated system having similar characteristic with human brain. This stu...

Performance Evaluation Of State Subsidized Housing Scheme: A Case Study Of Ogun State Housing Projects

Abstract The problems of housing in Nigeria are enormous and complex, exhibiting apparent and marked regional differences. In most urban centres, the problem is not only restricted to quantity but also to the quality of available housing units and the environment. This study therefore evaluated the building performance of State Subsidized Housing Schemes in Ogun State and ascertained whether or not the public housing estates fulfil the initial design/goal of government and the needs of ...

Compressive Strength Characteristics Of Concrete Based On Site Production Practices

ABSTRACT Concrete is the most common construction material in the world today. It is used as a material in structural elements of most buildings of the world and most building failures including collapse are associated with failure of concrete either as produced or as assembled. The variations in strength of concrete is as a result of several factors that could be the varying quality of materials, the variation in the mix proportion and the varying production processes that include batc...

Influence Of Stakeholders’ Relationship Management On Time And Cost Performance Of Tertiary Educational Building Projects In South-West, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Construction stakeholders’ management and stakeholders’ relationship management has not been fully utilised in the Nigerian construction industry. Construction stakeholder management (CSM) is considered as a system with its component parts whilst stakeholder relationship management (SRM) is one of the sub-systems. CSM addresses the issues and concerns of stakeholders to positively impact on project outcome while SRM. The key to efficient construction stakeholder management ...

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 ...


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