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  • 1. EVALUATING THE ROLE OF QUANTITY SURVEYORS IN SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURES DEVELOP...

    » ABSTRACT The world over, a vast number of developing countries are trying to achieve sustainable economic growth in every sector and more equitable distribution of the benefits of growth. The United Nations millennium development goals have identified key areas for development which also embrace environmental development. It forms part of its developmental areas aimed at enabling everyone access t...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,656 engagements | 

  • 2. INFLUENCE OF ESTIMATING PRACTICE ON COST PERFORMANCE OF BUILDING PROJECTS

    » ABSTRACT This study determined the influence of estimating practice on cost performance of building projects. The objectives were to identify the estimating practices used by cost consultants, appraise the critical factors influencing estimating practice used, and to determine the influence of estimating practice on cost performance. The study involved survey design administered to engineers, buil...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,189 engagements | 

  • 3. THE EFFECT OF CONTRACT PLANNING ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECT PERFORMANCE

    » ABSTRACT This study examines contract planning on construction projects from clients’ perspective and its effects on performance. The objectives are to determine the contract planning practices applied in the Nigerian construction industry, assess the awareness and usage of contract planning tools and techniques applied by clients on construction projects, evaluate factors affecting contract pla...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,311 engagements | 

  • 4. ASSESSMENT OF THE SURVIVAL PRACTICES OF QUANTITY SURVEYING FIRMS IN A RECESSED E...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1      Background to the study The construction industry plays an important role in a nation’s economy and its activities are also vital to the achievement of national socio economic development goals of providing shelter, infrastructure and employment. According to Aibinu and Jagboro (2002) the construction industry continues to occupy an important position in th...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,092 engagements | 

  • 5. IMPACT OF CONSTRUCTION SKILLED LABOUR SHORTAGES ON THE COMPETITIVENESS OF BUILDI...

    » ABSTRACT Skilled workforce is critical to the socio economic development of a country and forms the backbone of the construction industry. This study investigated the problem of construction skilled labour shortages and their impact on the competitiveness of building sector in South East, Nigeria. The objectives were to evaluate the magnitude of skilled labour shortages, identify the root causes o...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  940 engagements | 

  • 6. EFFECT OF NATIONAL CULTURE ON ORGANISATIONAL LEARNING: PERSPECTIVE ON QUANTITY S...

    » ABSTRACT Learning remains one of the significant tools for improving performance of the construction sector. Individual quantity surveyors practicing across the globe in an enclave of a firm tend to tailor their organisation structure to reflect their national culture. This feature in a way is postulated to influence, the interaction interface during learning. This study evaluated the effect of na...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  773 engagements | 

  • 7. INFLUENCE OF LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY ON THE COST PERFORMANCE OF THE TRADITIONALLY PR...

    » ABSTRACT Based on low productivity problems facing the global construction industry, this study evaluated the influence of labour productivity on cost performance. The objectives include to identify productivity related factors influencing cost performance; determine the most significant productivity factor influencing cost performance, and to evaluate the relationship between labour productivity ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  693 engagements | 

  • 8. CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF DESIGN VARIATION IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

    » ABSTRACT Variation is one of the most severe problems in the construction industry. This variation occurs in every construction project and the magnitude of these variations varies considerably from project to project. As such, the client had to spend more than what was initially estimated in most cases, sometimes, disputes and unnecessary delays occur due to variations. This study focused to inve...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  892 engagements | 

  • 9. ASSESSMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) USES AT PRE-CONTRACT STAGE OF BUILDING...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       Background to the study Every construction process requires heavy exchange of data and information between project participants on a daily basis. This makes the construction industry on of the most information intensive industries. Information Technology (IT) has been widely applied across many sectors in order to increase competitiveness and reduce consist...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  728 engagements | 

  • 10. EFFECTS OF PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE ON FINAL ACCOUNT OF BUILDING PROJECTS

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       Background of the Study Ever since the dawn of civilization, man has indulged in some form of construction activity. Even in ancient times, man created architectural Marvels which came to be regarded as wonders of the world including the pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China, and the tower of Babel among others.  Estimates for engineering construction...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  959 engagements | 

  • 11. ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS AFFECTING BUILDING CONTRACTORS’ SELECTION

    » ABSTRACT The knowledge and understanding of value management concept is critical in achieving project goal and objectives in terms of time, cost, quality, safety, and functionality. Previous studies have found that has been emerging as a concept that is needed to be integrated into Nigerian construction industry projects. The study seeks to assess the use of VM concept as a project management tech...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  807 engagements | 

  • 12. COSTS OF HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT IN BUILDING SITES

    » ABSTRACT The construction industry is inherently hazardous. Thus, there is a need to make the construction site a safe place to work although the poor safety record remains a concern. The determination of the aggregate costs of health and safety programmes is considered a leap for achieving construction safety in construction project delivery. This study evaluated the costs of health and safety pr...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  986 engagements | 

  • 13. PROJECT FINANCING: CHALLENGES AND THE WAY FORWARD

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       Background of the Study The construction industry is an established industry: the sector regarded as a catalyst for growth while its performance serves as a nation's economy (Aibinu, & Jagboro, 2002). It comprises of building, civil and engineering works. Oliver (2005) affirm the industry to be a prime motivator of any economy, while in Akwa Ibom State, it ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  813 engagements | 

  • 14. ASSESSMENT OF MATERIALS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES ON CONSTRUCTION SITES

    » ABSTRACT Construction materials are vital components of the total construction cost (about 60%) of the total project cost. Based on their importance, this study assessed management strategies adopted in construction sites in Uyo Municipal. The objectives were to examine the construction materials management strategies in practice on construction projects, determine the possible factors affecting c...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  821 engagements | 

  • 15. BUILDING COST MANAGEMENT

    » ABSTRACT Lack of in depth knowledge of whole life costing implication in building design cost management has over the years fueled the increasing bias towards the quantity surveyors estimate. Whole life costing constitutes cost management tool that enhances better understanding of the cost implication of building design over its life cycle. This study investigated the use of whole life costing in ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  741 engagements | 

  • 16. A SURVEY OF COST ESTIMATING PRACTICES OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS

    » ABSTRACT Cost estimating is a key activity in quantity surveying profession and in contractor's organisation. The research work is to investigate into current cost estimation practices of contractors in Akwa Ibom state. The objectives were to identify the techniques used in cost estimating by the construction contractors, identify the causes of inaccuracy in construction contractors cost estimates...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  718 engagements | 

  • 17. INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INSURANCE AS RISK MANAGEMENT TOOL IN CONSTRUC...

    » ABSTRACT The nature of construction business is risk versed. Most forms of construction contract recognized the use of insurance as risk management tool. Few studies however, evaluates its effectiveness as risk management tool. This study investigated the efficacy of insurance in curbing risks in construction project delivery. The objectives were to identify insurable risks in construction project...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  939 engagements | 

  • 18. ASSESSMENT OF PROJECT PLANNING PRACTICES AND ITS IMPACT ON CONTRACTORS PROFITABI...

    » ABSTRACT The increased complexity of the society and high level of competition in the construction industry has made it imperative for contractors, project managers and construction companies to carry out serious planning in order to ensure project success and profits. This work examined project planning impact on a contractor’s profitability. The objectives were to identify project planning tec...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  709 engagements | 

  • 19. ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF FEASIBILITY VIABILITY STUDY ON CAPITAL PROJECT DEVELOP...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Until relatively recently, the discipline of development appraisal has remained the provenance of surveyors and developers. It largely been ignored by other participants in the development process, particularly planners, architects and construction specialists. This is now changing. Close attention is now paid to the feasibility and viability (a...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,367 engagements | 

  • 20. A GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM GIS ASSESSMENT OF URBAN SPRAWL

    » ABSTRACT In Nigeria, the urban sprawl debate has closely paralleled urban growth trends over the past few decades. Many studies indicate that it is the pattern, density, and rate of new urban growth that create the appearance of sprawl. Population dynamics are often cited as a driving force behind urban sprawl. This thesis uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and land cover change ana...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,232 engagements | 

  • 21. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE (PHC) BUILDINGS

    » ABSTRACT     Existing studies have established that the physical characteristics of buildings have significant influence on occupants’ satisfaction. However, studies has shown that the conventional ways that public hospital buildings in Nigeria are designed have contributed to stress, depression and anxieties because of loss of privacy, control over eating and sleeping times, and noise. And in...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  67 pages |  1,881 engagements | 

  • 22. MODELLING BUILDING CONSTRUCTION DURATIONS IN NIGERIA

    » ABSTRACT     Following widespread acceptance by researchers that the effects of qualitative/managerial construction time influencing factors need to be considered in project scope based construction time predicting models, several multivariate models combining project scope and qualitative/managerial factors have been developed. However, it has been shown in literature that the applicability of ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  67 pages |  1,748 engagements | 

  • 23. FRAMEWORK FOR DETERMINING PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN NORTHERN NIGER...

    » ABSTRACT     Several researches have been carried out in order to develop frameworks for determining performance of construction projects which were mostly based on Traditional criteria (i.e. cost, time and quality) only. And researches have highly criticized the use of traditional criteria only while determining construction project performance due to its inadequacy. However, literature has nev...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  1,691 engagements | 

  • 24. EMPIRICAL DETERMINATION OF LABOUR OUTPUT FOR FLOOR SCREED AND TILE FINISHES FOR ...

    » ABSTRACT   There is dearth of information on output level of building operatives in Nigeria, consequently, the output constants currently used for preparation of construction estimates are remnants of British colonial heritage or derived from untested experiences. Therefore this study aims at empirically determining output constants for floor finishes (screeds and tiles) for building project in A...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  67 pages |  1,765 engagements | 

  • 25. DETERMINATION OF LABOUR OUTPUT ON WINDOWS AND DOORS FIXING

    » ABSTRACT     A major element in the success of the construction industry is the accuracy in construction project estimates. Previous researches have shown that most of the output constants used by estimators in the Nigerian construction industry are either derived from experience or are remnants of British colonial heritage. Hence, non uniform outputs are widely used. The research is aimed at us...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  67 pages |  1,568 engagements | 


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