Research Papers/Topics in Construction Management / Construction Technology

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

ABSTRACTConstruction 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 comp...

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 perf...

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 capabi...

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

ABSTRACTSafety 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 ...

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 ...

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 fore...

Production And Characterization Of High Strength Concrete For Dams

ABSTRACTThis 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 o...

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

ABSTRACTSafety 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...

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 ofplanning, scheduling and their application in construction projects in Sudan and seethe obstacles impeding the implementation of this concept and know how to scientificplanning and sound the ability to apply it and work done in a satisfactory manner.Attention to planning and scheduling in construction industry project in Sudanrequires attention to projects achievement in scientific and study methods...

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

ABSTRACTThe Study talks about the challenges of implementing telecommunicationsprojectsin Sudan through four chapters: project selection, selection of the team, theorganization and the impact and influence of external factors. And that withmodern references and that the importance of these factors in the field ofaccelerating communications.Which it should be referred to the detailed study for the (Phase-H NetworksExpansion Project) as main activities: Network Design &Planning Site Surve...

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...


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