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 ...

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...

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

Paper Crete Brick An Alternative To Paper Waste management

Abstract The research was conducted on investigation into papercrete brick, as an alternative to paper  waste management in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi. The demand of paper consumption represents a permanent issue in day to day activities which if a holistic approach is not taken to manage it waste effect, there won't be any sustainability achievement. A laboratory approach was employed ranging from soaking, mixing, casting and curing, finally physical ...