Research Papers/Topics in Construction Management / Construction Technology

Causes of Delay in Ethiopian Industrial Park Construction Projects: The Case of Kilinto and Bole Lemi-II Industrial Parks

Abstract Construction industry is one of the largest industries in the world and it is also one of the fastest growing sector in Ethiopia. Recently, delay of construction projects is becoming common in Ethiopia, including mega projects such as Industrial Parks Projects. The title of this study is “Causes of Delay in Ethiopian Industrial Park Construction Projects: The case of kilinto and Bole Lemi-II Industrial Parks”.  The general objective of the study was to identify the causes...

The Effect Of Particles Size On Biogas Production

Abstract The study on the effect of particles size on biogas production has been conducted. Substrates consisted of pre-treated water hyacinth with drying and grounded to fine particles of (0.001and 0.05 mm) and chopped water hyacinth to small particles of (1.0 and 2.5 mm). The reactor digesters were operated at mesophilic temperature ranges of 25 °C to 32 °C with retention time of 23 days. Results showed that highest biogas production occurred with the most finely grounded substrat...

A System Approach to House Delivery in The Federal Republic Territory, Abuja Nigeria

ABSTRACT Housing has been described as an unstructured, complex, multi-dimensional phenomenon and its delivery as an important social policy issue. However, housing delivery in Nigeria is enmeshed in a myriad of perennial problems: huge housing deficits; acute shortages; overcrowding; high costs of building, renting and maintenance of houses. These are the outcomes of the extant policy driven persistently by the provisions approach frameworks that largely depend on implementation theory...

WASTE REDUCTION ON CONSTRUCTION SITES IN GHANA- CASE STUDY OF SELECTED CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES IN KWAHU EAST DISTRICT

ABSTRACT The main objective of the study was to assess waste reduction on construction sites in Ghana- case study of selected construction companies in the Kwahu East District. The mixed research design was used for the study (quantitative and qualitative research design). The population for the study was one hundred and twenty five (125). The population of the study was made up of Managers and Supervisors of the Building construction companies in the Kwahu Municipality. Census sampling...

ASSESSING HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES ON BUILDING CONSTRUCTION SITES IN THE CENTRAL REGION: A CASE STUDY OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION SITES IN THE GOMOA WEST DISTRICT

ABSTRACT The building construction industry is very important to the socio-economic development of a nation. It portrays its religions and cultural values as well as the wealth of the nation. In spite of its importance, the construction industry has been regarded as being risky with frequent and high accident rate and Ill-health problems to workers, practitioners and end users. The purpose of this project is therefore to assess the health and safety practices adopted on building constru...

The Effects of Sand Mining on Sub-Structure of Buildings in New Juaben Municipality in the Eastern Region

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to study the effects of sand mining on sub-structure of buildings in New Juaben Municipality in the Eastern Region. The research design used for this study was a case study. The population for the study involved sand miners and chiefs of Koforidua (New Juaben Municipality). The purposive sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 200 for the study. This was made up of 176 household respondents, 7opinion leaders, 15 informants and 2chiefs....

INVESTIGATING FACTORS AFFECTING MATERIALS SELECTION FOR ROOF COVERING: HOME OWNERS PERSPECTIVE (A CASE STUDY OF KETA AND HO MUNICIPALITIES IN THE VOLTA REGION OF GHANA)

ABSTRACT The construction industry plays an imperative role in boosting the economy and fostering infrastructural development in Ghana. Currently, there are several houses with leaking roofs, some are discoloured while some have totally lost their aesthetic value just few months after their construction. This study aimed at understand the decision making process in selection of roof covering material by home owners. One major challenge of this research work is finding relevant res...

Study of micro structure, mechanical properties & corrosion behavior of weld overlay of super duplex stainless steel on carbon steel substrate by Shielded metal Arc welding

Abstract        In today’s  industrialization world, there is very common problem faced in every industry from long time where the material wear and tear is happened and required to eliminate as soon as possible to get the more utilization of equipment and avoid the shutdown timing to increase the productivity and earn more and more money for getting good growth in company as well as nation.   The wear and tear mainly occurs due to corrosion, abrasion...

Overcoming the Impact of Covid-19 Outbreak Using Value Integrated Project Delivery Model

ABSTRACT Value engineering is a systematic approach, widely used to optimize the design or process or product in the designing stage. It used to achieve the client's obligation by increasing the functionality and attain the targeted cost in the cost planning. Value engineering effectiveness and benefits decrease along with the progress of the project since the change in the scope of the work and design will account for more cost all along the lifecycle of the  project.  Integrating  the  ...

READINESS OF NIGERIAN CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS TO ADOPT BIM TECHNOLOGY IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DELIVERY

ABSTRACTBuilding Information Modelling (BIM) represents the formation of digital models for use during the planning, design, construction and operation stages of a facility’s life. Its productivity and economic benefits to the global building industry are widely acknowledged and increasingly well understood. BIM continues to dominate processes across the built environment, as it offers extensive opportunities to drive a more effective and efficient built environment. Yet, despite the obviou...

DESIGNING OF A WIND TURBINE USING WIND ENERGY POTENTIAL, A CASE OF FUTA

In this study of designing a wind turbine using wind energy potential, a case of FUTA. Weibull distribution function method was adopt with the help of probability density function and cumulative density function analysis, the wind speed characteristics and energy potential of the study area was investigated using hourly wind speed data that span between 1 and 12 months (1year) and measured at a height of 10 m. Hellmann power law was used to derive the wind characteristics of the study area to...

REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN OF EIGHT STOREY HOSTEL TO BS8110-1:1997 IN DUTSE CITY, JIGAWA STATE, NIGERIA (COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN)

AbstractThis project outlines the structural design of eight-storey reinforced concrete hostel building following British standard, BS: 8110, part 1, 1997 “Structural use of Concrete”. The project aimed at producing structural design of eight storey hostel. The research was achieved based on the objectives of; developing structural layout from the architectural drawings; analyzing and designing the structural elements with some degree of economic consideration and producing the structural...

DEVELOPMENT OF A PROPELLER DRIVEN TRICYCLE FOR INTRA-CAMPUS USE

This project proposes the use of a propellers to power a lightweight vehicle as a non-conventional means of transportation within the school environment.Propellers work based on the generation of thrust sufficient enough to move a mass (in this case, a lightweight, three-wheeled vehicle) to which it is connected. The propeller powered vehicle makes use of this thrust generated as the basic source of power needed for acceleration.Although there already exist various works on the develop...

IMPACT OF RISK MANAGEMENT ON THE SUCCESS OF PROJECTS: AN ASSESSMENT OF SELECTED CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES IN FCT, NIGERIA

Background of the Study:  Every construction company all over the world expects not only to break even in every project undertaken, but to also make a reasonable level of profit that will satisfy the owners of the company. This is only possible if the activities involved in undertaking  any particular project are optimized, viz-á-viz the factors of time, cost and quality are successfully brought into optimal play, which defines the success of the project. But  un...

Dearth of Construction Craftmen in Southwestern Nigeria; from the Architect Perspective

Several studies on construction craft skills have identified a number of problems including ineffective training as responsible for shortages of craftsmen in the construction industry. In Nigeria, the problem of shortages of craftsmen has been considered to be a multifaceted issue. This research therefore examined dearth of construction craft in south-western Nigeria. Largely, qualitative approach was adopted in conducting the research. Detailed literature review on shortages of crafts...


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