Research Papers/Topics in Construction Management / Construction Technology

Assessment of Curtain Grouting Used in the Foundation Treatment at Dam Complex of Upper Atbara River

ABSTRACT  Curtain Grouting (CG) is a procedure mainly used to control water seepage in dams by sealing off fissures or joints in bedrock, granular soil pockets and minor cavities; hence CG can be considered as foundation improvement method. This process involves grouting a line, or several lines, of holes in sequence along the water cut-off zone and requires specialized instrumentation to monitor grout pressure and flow parameters. Geological and geotechnical properties of the rock and soil ...

Accidents and Hazards in Construction of Bridges

ABSTRACT  Incidents and risks which face workers during the construction of bridges leading to material and human losses negatively affect the lives of workers . Study aimed to identify the types of incidents and risks which face workers during the construction of bridges And how to make sound and healthy work environment, as well as dealing with some of the incidents that occur during the construction of bridges and Information was collected through a questionnaire, engineers and workers fr...

Method of Cost Control in Construction Projects in Sudan

Abstract Cost control is an important issue in construction project management. It is widely practiced by contractors in Sudan and needs to be carried throughout the life of the project. This study is conducted to study the cost control methods in construction projects, identify the cost control method used by Sudanese contractors during the construction stage , to identify the problem faced by Sudanese contractor in controlling the costs of projects ,and to identify factors that can affect t...

BUILDING MAINTENANCE COST

TABLE OF CONTENTSTABLE OF CONTENTS 2LIST OF FIGURES 5CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 61.1 BACKGROUND 61.2 BUILDING MAINTENANCE OVERVIEW 71.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE RESEARCH 101.4 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 101.5 LITERATURE REVIEW 11CHAPTER TWO: BUILDING MAINTENANCE COST CONCEPT 142.1 CLASSIFYING MAINTENANCE COST 142.2 CONTROLLING MAINTENANCE COST 182.3 DECISION INCURRING MAINTENANCE EXPENDITURE 212.4 INEFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE COST 242.5 FORMS OF MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS 252.6 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DESIGN AND BUILDI...

Critical Factors On Performance Of Building Construction Projects: A Case Of Kitengela-Kajiado County, Kenya.

ABSTRACT Construction industry is one of the most important sectors that stimulate economic growth in any country. An increasing trade activity in Kenya has created a great demand for more and better infrastructure such as road networks, communication, buildings and utilities such as power, water and sewer systems. From an economic point of view, construction industry has become one of the most vibrant economic sector in Kenya today and has attracted a large number of investors. Delays in com...

Construction Craftsmen’s Availability And Project Performance In Selected Southwestern States, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Construction activity plays a vital role economic growth and development of any nation by creating employment opportunities as well as housing for habitation or for conducting other business activities. The construction industry is labour intensive and the efforts of its craftsmen towards an efficient performance cannot be overemphasized. Studies in the past have established the shortage of craftsmen in the industry and lack of adequate resources is said to have compounded performan...

Development Of Competitiveness Indices For Indigenous Construction Firms In Nigeria

   ABSTRACT Competitiveness of indigenous construction firms plays a vital role in the economic development of any nation. The significance of competitiveness to economic development lies in the fact that it increases the level of profits earned by indigenous construction firms, thereby contributing to a nation‟s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, foreign construction firms dominate the Nigerian construction market on account of managerial and technological capabilities in which for...

Safety Practices And Workers Performance On Construction Sites In Lagos State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Safety practices in construction project have received several attention of the researchers over the years but how safety practices impact workers’ productivity and operation requires some attention on construction projects. The aim of this study is to determine the level of compliance with the use of safety wears and other safety control systems with a view to enhancing safety performance and workers’ productivity on construction projects. A total of one hundred and twenty eigh...

Concept And Application Of Learning Organization In Sudanese Construction Industry

Abstract: This research provide an overview of current literature in this field, highlighting the importance of development of a company as a learning organization, The main Characteristics of a learning organization and also describes the means, The rules and practical steps needed to transform a traditional organization into a learning organization. Data collected using a structured questionnaire administered on fifty selected construction industry organizations operating in Khartoum state...

Development Of Competitiveness Indices For Indigenous Construction Firms In Nigeria

ABSTRACT Competitiveness of indigenous construction firms plays a vital role in the economic development of any nation. The significance of competitiveness to economic development lies in the fact that it increases the level of profits earned by indigenous construction firms, thereby contributing to a nation‟s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, foreign construction firms dominate the Nigerian construction market on account of managerial and technological capabilities in which foreign c...

Production And Characterization Of High Strength Concrete For Dams

ABSTRACT This research presents a part of an ongoing experimental laboratory investigation being carried out for production and characterization of High Strength Concrete (HSC) for the Dam Complex of Upper Atbara Project concrete dam which is located in the East of Sudan. The main objectives of this research are to produce concrete with compressive strength of 85 MPa using local available ingredients, to study the effects of different proportions of Silica Fume and various combinations of Si...

Safety Practices And Workers Performance On Construction Sites In Lagos State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT Safety practices in construction project have received several attention of the researchers over the years but how safety practices impact workers’ productivity and operation requires some attention on construction projects. The aim of this study is to determine the level of compliance with the use of safety wears and other safety control systems with a view to enhancing safety performance and workers’ productivity on construction projects. A total of one hundred and twenty eigh...

The Process Of Planning& Scheduling In Construction Projects In Sudan (Towards Optimum Applications).

Abstract: The primary objective of this research is scientific knowledge to the process of planning, scheduling and their application in construction projects in Sudan and see the obstacles impeding the implementation of this concept and know how to scientific planning and sound the ability to apply it and work done in a satisfactory manner. Attention to planning and scheduling in construction industry project in Sudan requires attention to projects achievement in scientific and study method...

The Challenges Of Implementing Telecommunication Projects In Sudan-A Case Study Phase-H Network Expansion Project

ABSTRACT The Study talks about the challenges of implementing telecommunications projectsin Sudan through four chapters: project selection, selection of the team, the organization and the impact and influence of external factors. And that with modern references and that the importance of these factors in the field of accelerating communications. Which it should be referred to the detailed study for the (Phase-H Networks Expansion Project) as main activities:  Network Design &Planning  S...

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 of...


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