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  • 1. IMPACT OF EFFECTIVE BUILDING PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT IN SUCCESSFUL BUILDING PROJEC...

    » ABSTRACT     The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of effective building production management in successful building project delivery in Akwa in Anambra State. A three research question were formulated which guided the study. The population of the study comprises of building production management professionals in construction firms. A well structured questionnaire was distribute...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  97 engagements | 

  • 2. NEED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY MATERIALS FOR BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

    » ABSTRACT The major purpose of this study was to determine the needs for environmental friendly materials for building construction. The population of the study consisted mostly of big constriction firms in Anambra State that have had more than five years of active construction experience the sample for the study was 10 reputable construction firms which were drawn using simple random sampling. Fou...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  57 engagements | 

  • 3. DURABILITY CHARACTERISTICS OF PORTLAND CEMENT/VOLCANIC ASH CONCRETE EXPOSED TO C...

    » ABSTRACT   Current trend in concrete research is towards finding materials that can partially or fully replace cement. However, too much emphasis is given to compressive strength as the quality index; with little or no consideration given to durability property. The concrete can be strong but not durable especially when it is subjected to chemical aggressive environments. This research therefore ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  50 engagements | 

  • 4. EFFECT OF LIME-STABILIZATION ON STRENGTH CHARACTERISTICS OF BRICKS

    » ABSTRACT     Clay soils have been used locally in Sokoto to make bricks without stabilizing the soil. The bricks usually experience structural failure such as cracking and seasonal swelling when used for the construction of wall. Collapsing of wall also occurs in the area where non stabilized bricks are used for wall construction. This research aims to assess the effect of lime stabilization on ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  48 engagements | 

  • 5. AN APPRAISAL OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT PLANNING IN NIGERIAN INDIGENOUS CONSTRUCTIO...

    » ABSTRACT   Planning in construction involve defining the activities, actions, time, cost, durations and performance milestone which will result into successful completion of the project. Previous researches attributed insufficient construction planning to Nigerian indigenous construction companies, this insufficiency in construction planning was found to contribute to their low productivity, prof...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  45 engagements | 

  • 6. AN ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN PRINCIPLES IN THE PROVIS...

    » ABSTRACT   Universal design (UD) can be described as the design of products and environments to be usable by all people to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design, thus bridging the gap between housing and disability though the concept of Universal Design or ‘Design for all’ has been neglected in most developing countries including Nigeria. This stu...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  70 engagements | 

  • 7. AN ASSESSMENT OF THE PROVISION OF INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER THE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNE...

    » Abstract   The study focused on the provision of infrastructure in public private partnership housing scheme by estate developers in Abuja. Cases of no and poor infrastructure have been reported by residents in estates under this scheme. Adequate infrastructure plays an important role to the wellbeing of individuals in any society hence the need for this study. The research administered 63 questi...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  42 engagements | 

  • 8. AN EVALUATION OF HOUSING AFFORDABILITY FOR NIGER STATE CIVIL SERVANTS UNDER PUBL...

    » ABSTRACT   Niger state government achievement in Public housing delivery for its citizen since its creation in 1976 has been very minimal–with just 3,000 houses provided for a population of 3,954,772 so far. Changing its delivery strategy from being the sole provider of housing, the government in 2007 opted for a new strategy of Public Private Partnership (PPP) which was to provide affordable...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  47 engagements | 

  • 9. AN INVESTIGATION INTO BUILD OPERATE AND TRANSFER IN THE PROVISION OF HOSTELS

    » ABSTRACT   Inadequate hostel for students in Universities has been of great concern to Government and the University authorities. The Government has been trying to involve the private sector in the provision of hostel through Build Operate Transfer scheme since 2004. Challenges have been faced in implementing the scheme. The aim of the study was to investigate the slow adoption of the University ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  37 engagements | 

  • 10. ANALYTICAL AND APPROXIMATE VARIANCE OF PUBLIC BUILDING TOTAL PROJECT COST, ESTIM...

    » ABSTRACT   Building construction project has become an everyday issue, and this involves the spending of hard earned money by the project owner called the client. The expectation of the owner of any building project is justification of good project delivery. This is enabled by the objectives of the project which definitely includes project cost that envelopes the cost and quality of delivery at t...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  36 engagements | 

  • 11. ASSESSMENT OF ERGONOMIC ADAPTABILITY PRACTICES AMONG SELECTED CONSTRUCTION CRAFT...

    » ABSTRACT   Health and safety is about the prevention of ill health among workers caused by their working conditions. Ergonomics is one of the methods to eliminate the health hazards and risk in the construction industry. The aim of the study is to assess adaptability of ergonomic practices among selected building construction craftsmen in Abuja with a view to enhancing health and safety practices...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  35 engagements | 

  • 12. ASSESSMENT OF THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF SOIL CEMENT BLOCK EXPOSED TO NPK FERTI...

    » ABSTRACT   The large number of farmers, especially the rural farmers, make use of NPK fertilizer for farming. These farmers lack adequate storage facilities for storing farm products. This study is aimed at determining the compressive strength of soil cement blocks (SCB) in contact with NPK fertilizer with a view to study the chemical reaction and ascertaining the suitability of the SCB in the co...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  45 engagements | 

  • 13. ASSESSMENT OF THE TRAINING NEEDS OF CRAFT SKILL WORKERS IN NORTH-WESTERN NIGERIA

    » ABSTRACT     Training of construction craftsmen in the Nigeria construction industry which should have enhanced productivity and competitiveness has suffered a lot. This study assessed craft skills training needs in the North western Nigeria. The objectives of the study included identifying general and specific craft skill training need, extent of the need, militating factors against craft skill...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  54 engagements | 

  • 14. COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE STRENGTHS OF SOLID AND GLUED LAMINATED TIMBER

    »   Abstract     Timber isa construction material with unparalleledenvironmental credential. Howbeit, limitations of span and crossectional dimension, strength reducing defects and anisotropy limits its engineering application. Mechanical methods of jointing to address the earlier challenge has introduced serious wood fiber failure and increased the embodied energy in timber as a green material. ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  49 engagements | 

  • 15. DETERMINATION OF THE PROSPECT OF PARTNERING AS PROCUREMENT METHOD IN THE NIGERIA...

    » Abstract   Due to the complex nature and characteristics of the industry, adversarial attitudes are usually involved and therefore, new ways in carrying out management processes to attain an improved performance and a qualitative project delivery in the industry is necessary. Partnering is a set of strategic action that deliver marked improvements in construction performance and project success w...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  38 engagements | 

  • 16. EFFECTS OF THREE BINDING MEDIA ON MOISTURE MOVEMENT IN COMPRESSED EARTH BRICKS

    »   ABSTRACT   The major problem associated with cassava starch stabilized bricks is the high rate of water absorption. The effect of high rate of water absorption make the bricks to be soluble in water and limits its use for only internal partition walls not out doors. This study therefore evaluates the effects of three binding media on compressed stabilized earth bricks. The three binding media ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  41 engagements | 

  • 17. EVALUATING THE MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS OF EMPLOYEE-CONSULTANTS IN THE NIGERIAN CONS...

    » ABSTRACT   The management of people at work is an integral part of the management process. The aim of this research is to evaluate the motivational factors of employee consultants in the Nigerian construction industry, with a view to improve motivational practices which leads to growth and sustenance of the Nigerian construction industry. The objectives of this research are the factors of motivat...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  45 engagements | 

  • 18. EVALUATION OF PROJECT RISK AND THE DETERMINATION OF CONTINGENCY SUM FOR BUILDING...

    » ABSTRACT   The construction industry is characterised with inherent risk and uncertainties as a result of its fragmented and competitive nature. This therefore makes it difficult to accurately estimate the cost of construction project. To achieve the objective of having work completed most especially within cost and quality, contingency sum is apportioned to cater for unforeseen items of work tha...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  40 engagements | 

  • 19. MODELLING OF COST OVERRUNS IN BUILDING PROJECTS

    » ABSTRACT Construction of building projects is an endeavour that involves capital expenditure, which is either borrowed or self financed by clients. The expected outcome of such expenditure is value for money, which is usually dictated by project objectives of cost, time and quality. Project cost, as a project objective, is a crucial determinant of project success in the prevailing economic challen...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  339 engagements | 

  • 20. GREEN BUILDING AS INNOVATION IN NIGERIA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

    » ABSTRACT Green building as innovation in Nigeria building industry is experiencing a technological growth similar in scale to that of the entire industrial revolution. This shows the level reached so far by construction industry to the effect of progress. Construction materials and processes are changing in response to divers environmental concerns, globalization, increased competition, advance in...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  263 engagements | 


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