Technology

Research Papers/Topics in Technology

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...

Conflict Management in Nigerian Construction Industry: Project Managers’ View

AbstractConflict is a natural phenomenon in the construction project management as in other areas of human activities as its importance being accepted if positively managed. . Despite different types of conflict resolution, arbitration and mediation conflict in construction projects remained unending and project abandonment flourishes in Nigerian construction industry, however the involvement of Project Managers as a leader who should maintain conflict within the project is worthy of precise ...

CALIBRATION AND APPLICATION OF CATHODE RAY OSCILLOSCOPE IN OUR LABORATORY

ABSTRACT The cathode ray Oscilloscope plays a very important role in the laboratories, for instance it is used to measure frequency and voltage of a signal it is equally used for study current fluctuation in electric power supply the cathode ray oscilloscope is made up of three major part, they are the cathode ray tube, which is the major integral part A the Oscilloscope also the other important[1 parts of the Oscilloscope is the power supply unit and the vertical as well as horizontal a...

Building Failure and Collapse in Nigeria: the Influence of the Informal Sector

ABSTRACTThe occurrence of building failure and collapse has become a major issue of concern in the development of this nation as the magnitudes of this incident are becoming very alarming. This paper therefore examines the incidents of building failure/collapse in Nigeria. By focusing on six major states from each of the six geo-political regions of the country, the paper examined the contributory role of the informal sector to this decadence. The study indicated that the building failure and...

Project Cost Control in the Nigerian Construction Industry

ABSTRACT The construction industry being solely responsible for economic growth of the nation will base on the government’s fiscal policy and budget the formulation of its own policy plan on how to carry out development within that budget and equally give the nation a healthy developed environment. Besides, the overall aim of cost control and management is to make sure that scarce resources are utilized to the optimum benefits of the main parties to a construction contract. That means ...

ANALYSIS OF COST OPTIMIZATION OF PORT OPERATIONS (A LINEAR PROGRAMMING APPROACH)

ABSTRACTIt is very fundamental that man’s main aim of venturing into businesses of all kinds is to make profit. Though profit tends to grow with time, a better planning, analysis and implementation strategy can in a least expected manner bring efficiency, stability and the much needed profit.The maritime sector of the Nigerian economy is one that has a lot of resources that are been utilized in the course of its day to day operations. The resources engaged in this sector ranges from human, ...

PRODUCTS CONTAMINATION AND QUALITY CONTROL ANALYSIS

SYNOPSISQuality control can be seen as the activities that sustain the quality of a product in order to satisfy a given requirement or meet certain standards. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary, 2003). It is applicable in all phases of the production cycle. In food products, qualities such as composition, structure (molecular, microscopic and macroscopic), physicochemical and sensory attributes are all analyzed.  These analyses are carried out both to satisfy customers’ and meet regulatory standa...

EFFECT OF BIOREMEDIATION ON THE ENVIRONMENT

ABSTRACTIn early times, we believed that we had an unlimited abundance of land and resources. Today, however, the resources in the world show in greater or lesser degree, our carelessness and negligence in using them.  The problem associated with contaminated sites now assume increasing prominence in many countries.  Contaminated lands generally result from past industrial activities. When awareness of the health and environmental effects connected with the production, use and dispo...

THE PRAVALENCE OF ENTERIC FEVER AMONG CHILREN IN THE PAEDIATERIC CLINIC (A CASE STUDY OF UNTH ITUKU OZALLA, ENUGU)

ABSTRACTEnteric fever is caused by a rod-shaped gram-negative bacteria with Pesitrichus flagella known as Salmonella Typhi.  Entero bactrioceal and unhabit the large bowel of human including children.  They are found in most food poisoning and traceable to fecal contaminants.  They grow both acrobically and anaerobically and are the main cause of enteric fever in children.   Micro-organism in the blood sample from paedeatric patients of UNTH Ituku Ozalla, Enugu were tested...

A STUDY OF THE APPLICATION OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY

ABSTRACTOver the years there have been stories of notorious oil spillages in the Niger Delta regions of the country, deposition of deadly industrial wastes into the seas at Lagos Lagoons and beaches, deposition of Biological and medical wastes in the Nigerian sea borders etc. which have led to death of sea and land animals including man in most cases as well as other environmental hazards; yet the perpetrators’ of such dastardly acts are most times not apprehended or adequately punished.&nb...

Challenges construction estimators encounter when estimating construction projects

In a construction project as in any other projects, one of the first steps is to obtain the cost estimate for the project. For a construction project to be successful, the contractor has to first get a cost estimate. This will be the basis (the foundation) on which his tender, and consequently his execution of the whole project will be based. A defunct cost estimate may therefore lead to a bad job execution. On the other hand over-estimation for a project may prevent the contractor from winni...

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...

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...

LABORATORY ANALYSIS AND PIPELINE PRODUCTS MARKETING COMPANY (PPMC) DEPOT OPERATIONS

ABSTRACTThis research work was carried out to evaluate the laboratory analysis of pipeline products marketing company (PPMC) depot operations. In the course of the research many scholarly articles on the subject matter were reviewed from which the researcher got lot information concerning the topic at hand. Thus making the research work a reliable source of information as far as facts about petroleum products marketing company (PPMC) is concerned.The Pipeline Inspectorate is charged with...


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