Research Papers/Topics in Construction Management / Construction Technology

Appraisal of Project Scheduling in Nigeria Construction Industry: A case study of Ibadan, Nigeria

Abstract:Project scheduling plays a vital role in successful completion of a construction project, despite the crucial role of this tool, there still exist many challenges in using it efficiently. Some projects schedules are established at the conception of the project and never evaluated for feasibility until problems arise. Besides, some constructors lack the expertise required for preparing effective project schedule. This study therefore, examines the factors affecting project scheduling ...

Cost and Time Performance of Construction Projects under The Due Process Reform In Nigeria

The Due process policy is a product of the Fderal government public procurement reform of 1999. The policy was meant to be an anticorruption device aimed at ensuring probity, transparency, accountability in the procurement of public goods and services. The need for the reform is long overdue. However, in order to assess the implementation of the Due process policy in procurement of construction projects, the study took a survey study of construction projects awarded and executed in federal hi...

EVALUATING IMPACTS OF CONSTRUCTION PLANTS AND EQUIPMENT’S HIRING ON PROJECT TIME DELIVERY IN ONDO STATE

Diverse measures have been proposed to arrest the problem of time overrun in large construction projects that involve the use of plants and equipments. In the quest for the best possible solution to this problem in adeveloping country like Nigeria, this research assesses the impacts of plants and equipment’s hiring on project time delivery. It proffers measures for enhancing construction time performance in large construction projects reflecting the peculiarity of the Nigerian construction ...

Implication of Construction Contract Termination for Infrastructural Development in Ekiti State Local Government Areas, Nigeria

Local Government Areas are the third tier of government in Nigeria and the closest to thepeople. The Local Government Areas are charged with the responsibility of delivering thedividend of democracy to meet the fundamental needs of the local community through theprovision of infrastructural facilities. This study assessed the causes and effects of thetermination of construction contracts in the 16 Local Government Areas in Ekiti State, Nigeria.The exploratory research design was employed with...

ROLE OF SPIDERS IN BUILDING MAINTENANCE

Spiders are primarily beneficial and their activities should be encouraged in the garden. Pesticide control is difficult and rarely necessary. The best approach to controlling spiders in and around the home is to remove hiding spots for secretive spiders such as black windows and regularly clean webs off the house with brushes and vacuums.Maintenance of a building is the work undertaken in order to keep or restore every part of a building, every facilities or machinery to an acceptable standa...

DESIGN OF A PORTABLE DOMESTIC REFRIGERATOR (1)

ABSTRACT This project work is designed mainly for the preservation of foodstuffs, storing of medicines and the cooling of water and drinking fluids in our homes and offices. In the choice of the necessary parameters for the design, Dichlorodifluoromethane, Freone (R12) is used as the refrigerant. An evaporating pressure of 1.237 bar and condensing pressure of 13.66 bar and corresponding temperatures of -25°c and 55°c was considered and the volume of the inside of the refrigerator w...

DIMENSIONS OF COST ESTIMATING RISKS INFLUENCING BUILDING PROJECTS’ ESTIMATES IN AKWA IBOM STATE

ABSTRACTConstruction works estimate inaccuracies and none performance have made the imprecise cost estimating practice subjective. This study assessed the dimensions of cost estimating risks influencing building projects’ estimates. The objectives were to identify sources of cost estimating risks; determine critical risk influencing building project cost estimating; and to investigate management practices for improving building works estimates. The study data were collected through structur...

Entrepreneurship Technical and Vocational Education - A Conceptual Framework for Preparing the Workforce of Tomorrow

Abstracts This paper is an attempt to examine the educational issues of entrepreneurship Technical and Vocational Education (EVTE) for preparing the workforce of tomorrow. Concepts, Reforms, challenges and the way forward for entrepreneurship vocational and technical education in Nigeria are discussed. Nigeria aspires to become a major player in the world economy in line with her Vision 20-2020. It is very clear that most crucial vehicle for attaining such ambitious goal is a skille...

Properties of Soft Vector Space Operations

Abstract: In this work, we study the soft vector space introduced by A. Sezgin Sezer et al. in 2014. We define normal soft sub vector space, normalistic soft vector space, trivial normalistic soft vector space and whole normalistic soft vector space. We also present the properties of operations such as union (∪ ), intersection (∩ ), restricted union (∪𝑅), extended intersection (∩𝐸), restricted difference (~𝑅), AND (⋀ ) and OR (⋁ ) operations and investigate their inter-re...

VARIATTION ORDERS IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE KOFORIDUA MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACTVariation order is a common phenomenon in construction projects. It involves an amendment of the original scope of a project as in the contract. Variation orders are caused from various factors.Variations often cause disputes and dissatisfactions among the parties involved in construction projects. Thus, it is very important to control variation orders in a construction project. According to Calibri">Arain and Pheng (2005) the effects of variation orders oninstitutional building pr...

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN STRUCTURED LANGUAGE AND UNSTRUCTURED LANGUAGE: PROGRAMING LANGUAGE

INTRODUCTIONA program in a non-structured language usually consists of sequentially ordered commands, or statements, usually one in each line. The lines are usually numbered or may have labels: this allows the flow of execution to jump to any line in the program.Non-structured programming introduces basic control flow concepts such as loops, branches and jumps. Although there is no concept of procedures in the non-structured paradigm[citation needed], subroutines are allowed. Unlike a procedu...

Comparative analysis of hydraform and sandcrete blocks

ABSTRACTWallingmaterials play a vital role in the construction of buildings. The study run acomparative analysis between Hydraform blocks and sandcrete blocks which areboth major components of walling to ascertain which block is more costeffective, has high compressive strength and compare the benefit of Hydraformblock to sandcrete block. Snowball sampling technique was used to sample datafrom nine professionals who have experience in the use of both Hydraform blocksand sandcrete blocks. An i...

THE IMPACT OF MAINTENANCE OF BUILDINGS AND INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITIES TO THE NATIONAL ECONOMY (A case study of Shell Camp Housing Estate, Owerri, Imo state, Nigeria)

The aim of this research work is to discover how maintenance of buildings and infrastructures can be effected, effectively to help increase the workers output thus increasing labour efficiency and increasing the income of the nation leading to increased income per capita of the populace.The objectives of this research work are as follows:(a) Have a proper look at the level of maintenance attention that buildings and infrastructures within Nigeria receive. (b) Now the current building and...

Relationship between Material Management Approach and Scheduled Project Completion Time

AbstractConstruction projects are known to experience time delays due to various reasons. The aim of this study is to find out if the material management approach used on building projects has a relationship with the scheduled completion time of the projects. Various literatures were reviewed so as to identify the different material management techniques available and classification of time overrun. The study was carried out on building projects situated in Lagos and simple random sampling te...


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