Research Papers/Topics in Construction Management / Construction Technology

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...

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...

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...

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...

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A 40FT ADJUSTABLE LADDER

ABSTRACT The work was an attempt to evolve a quicker and easier means of reaching high places and point safely in tall buildings and other high structures. This has no doubt saved consideration cost of employing cranes.   A very clear account of the introduction and literature background of the project has been discussed in details.  The report also unveils the preliminary experiments carried out to determine the load carrying capacity of the ladder.  Efforts were also mad...

REHABILITATION OF ROAD LINKING UMUEKULUMMIRI STREET TO IMT AWARNESS GROUND JUNCTION IMT CAMPUS III ENUGU

ABSTRACTThis project entitled “Rehabilitation of Road” is aimed at investigating the causes of failure on the road linking Federal Secretariat, IMT Civil soil lab to Industrial Centre IMT Campus III Enugu and the possible way of re-designing it for its effective use by IMT community and visitors of IMT.  But before the road is being re-designed, effort was made to find out the causes of the road failure along this road which includes lack of drainage system, lack of maintenance, inad...

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