Research Papers/Topics in Construction Management / Construction Technology

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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