Research Papers/Topics in Construction Management / Construction Technology

Accidents and Hazards in Construction of Bridges

ABSTRACT  Incidents and risks which face workers during the construction of bridges leading to material and human losses negatively affect the lives of workers . Study aimed to identify the types of incidents and risks which face workers during the construction of bridges And how to make sound and healthy work environment, as well as dealing with some of the incidents that occur during the construction of bridges and Information was collected through a questionnaire, engineers and workers fr...

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 performan...

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 for...

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

ABSTRACT Safety 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 eigh...

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 state...

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 foreign c...

Production And Characterization Of High Strength Concrete For Dams

ABSTRACT This 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 of Si...

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

ABSTRACT The Study talks about the challenges of implementing telecommunications projectsin Sudan through four chapters: project selection, selection of the team, the organization and the impact and influence of external factors. And that with modern references and that the importance of these factors in the field of accelerating communications. Which it should be referred to the detailed study for the (Phase-H Networks Expansion Project) as main activities:  Network Design &Planning  S...

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 of...

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 and ...

INVESTIGATING FACTORS AFFECTING MATERIALS SELECTION FOR ROOF COVERING: HOME OWNERS PERSPECTIVE (A CASE STUDY OF KETA AND HO MUNICIPALITIES IN THE VOLTA REGION OF GHANA)

ABSTRACT The construction industry plays an imperative role in boosting the economy and fostering infrastructural development in Ghana. Currently, there are several houses with leaking roofs, some are discoloured while some have totally lost their aesthetic value just few months after their construction. This study aimed at understand the decision making process in selection of roof covering material by home owners. One major challenge of this research work is finding relevant research pape...