Research Papers/Topics in Construction Management / Construction Technology

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...

Design and performance evaluation of supplemental air supplied charcoal stove

Improved charcoal stoves are known to generally develop high thermal efficiencies, but most generate appreciable level of gas emissions which has made them unsuitable for use withinresidential buildings. In order to eliminate this constraint, a supplemental air supply power pack wasintroduced to improve charcoal stove thermal and aesthetic performance. This paper described theexperimental setup, test procedures and results showing optimized performance. Comparisonbetween performance character...

Assessment of Claims on Delivery of Building projects in Nigeria

ABSTRACT      Claim has been the major reason why contractors in Nigeria fail to meet up with successful implementation of contract as well as obligations made. In order to evaluate the claim situation on construction projects, this paper devotes the research and literature review to key problem in claim administration on construction projects in Nigeria. Qualitative research was adopted where secondary data from archives were collected from the physical plannin...

Assessment of claims on delivery of building projects

ABSTRACT      Claim has been the major reason why contractors in Nigeria fail to meet up with successful implementation of contract as well as obligations made. In order to evaluate the claim situation on construction projects, this paper devotes the research and literature review to key problem in claim administration on construction projects in Nigeria. Qualitative research was adopted where secondary data from archives were collected from the physical planning unit while Primary...

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...

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