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

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background A completed building with its facilities and services must be fit for the purpose. Meaning that it should be able to perform its functions in a manner that will ensure satisfaction to its occupants (Ilesanmi, 2010; Hinde, 2012). Although buildings are constructed for different purposes (housing, school, health, etc.), their performance either excellent or po...Continue Reading »

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  • 2. MODELING BUILDING CONSTRUCTION DURATIONS IN NIGERIA.

    » CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the study The importance of ensuring the accuracy and reliability of construction time estimates at the tendering stage cannot be overemphasized. Accurate early estimates of construction time typically provides clients and contractors with a basis for evaluating the success of a project and the efficiency of the project organisation (Nkado, 1995). They also...Continue Reading »

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

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the study The construction industry is dynamic in nature due to the increasing uncertainties in technology, budgets, and development processes (Chan, Scott and Ada, 2004). They further reported that, building projects are becoming much more complex and difficult, and facing unprecedented changes. Those uncertainties, along with many other documented probl...Continue Reading »

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

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study The source of labour output used for estimation of construction cost has been a point of discourse and contention. This is because this involves the quantitative estimation of the labour rates while the market survey research for materials prices are the basis for the material cost estimation (Ashworth, 2002). The high degree of inaccuracy f...Continue Reading »

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  • 5. DETERMINATION OF LABOR OUTPUT ON WINDOWS AND DOORS FIXING

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The efficiency of the construction industry is heavily reliant on its level of productivity. As noted by Adnan et al(2007), until the productivity level of construction activities are improved, the nation’s economy will continue to suffer setbacks. Hence, improving productivity has become a major concern of every profit oriented organizati...Continue Reading »

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  • 6. AN APPRAISAL OF PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT PRACTICE OF CONSTRUCTION FIRMS IN A NIGE...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY The construction industry is a fundamental economic sector that permeates most of the other sectors as it transforms various resources into physical, economic, and social infrastructure necessary for socio economic development (Ministry of Works, 2003). In Nigeria, the industry occupies an important position in the economy and has great potentia...Continue Reading »

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  • 7. AN APPRAISAL OF THE CAREER EXPERIENCES OF PROFESSIONAL WOMEN IN THE NIGERIAN CON...

    » ABSTRACT The construction industry by its nature is male dominated and the low level of participation of women within it has attracted a lot of attention globally. In recent years, the industry recorded a slight increase in women participation but this is still insufficient to meet the challenges faced by the Industry on a daily basis. This research therefore investigates the positive career aspec...Continue Reading »

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  • 8. RISK IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT IN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS USING ANALYTI...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study The Construction industry in Nigeria, although generally accepted as very active, is relatively small contributing only about 1.8% to 3% to the Nigeria‟s Gross Domestic Product (NBS, 2013). The industry provides employment opportunity to teeming millions of the country‟s workforce and produce wide variety of products ranging from housing...Continue Reading »

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  • 9. AN APPRAISAL OF THE READINESS OF NIGERIAN BUILDING CONSULTING FIRMS TO ADOPT LEA...

    » ABSTRACT Studies have shown that construction projects are susceptible to problems such as low productivity, poor safety, inferior working conditions, insufficient quality, lack of timely communication and coordination amongst project stakeholders, and rising litigation. The adoption of lean construction principles within the manufacturing and other industries had led to notable improvement and re...Continue Reading »

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  • 10. EMPIRICAL DETERMINATION OF LABOR OUTPUTS FOR BLOCK LAYING.

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study In Nigeria, like most developing countries, the construction industry plays a dominant role in the economic activities of the country. The efficiency of the construction industry has been established to heavily rely on its level of productivity. Construction productivity is constantly declining over a decade due to the lack of standard produ...Continue Reading »

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  • 11. AN APPRAISAL OF FACTORS MILITATING AGAINST THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF FORMA...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Despite its numerous challenges, it is the Construction Industry that shapes the development parameters of any nation (Zeiss, 2007). So a firm grasp of the nature and effects of key issues affecting the industry is always the beginning of developmental wisdom. The construction industry is bedeviled with global climate change, aging infrastructur...Continue Reading »

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  • 12. DEVELOPING A HARMONIZED FRAMEWORK FOR CONSTRUCTION CRAFT SKILLS TRAINING IN NIGE...

    » CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study The Construction Industry produces skyscrapers, roads, airports, shipyards, and several other structures. The production of these relies heavily on human and material resources. In terms of importance, Khalil and Lees (2006) ranked human resources higher than natural (material) and capital resources in both production and services process of an o...Continue Reading »

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  • 13. AN ANALYSIS OF THE TRENDS OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT INFLOWS IN THE NIGERIAN C...

    » ABSTRACT The construction sector occupies a focal position in the economy of any nation because it is an important contributor to the process of development (Aje, 2008). In the conduct of economic activities, the construction sector is always used by government as the stimulus for the buoyancy of the economy (Akindoyemi, 2011). The construction industry is, therefore, a critical factor or variable...Continue Reading »

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  • 14. AN INVESTIGATION INTO DESIGN ERRORS AND IT’S IMPACT ON INITIAL COST OF A CONST...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY When asked to define “design error,” not all disciplines in the construction process agree on a common definition. Depending on which discipline you address, the owner, the designer or the contractor there will be a common understanding surrounded by varied conclusions, “a mistake.” From the basic definitions of “de...Continue Reading »

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  • 15. AN ASSESSMENT OF THE NIGERIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY’S READINESS TO ADOPT VALUE...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Value management practice is not new; its origin could be traced back to the days of World War II when it was introduced into the American manufacturing the industry even though it was then referred to as Value Engineering (Cheah and Ting, 2005). Value Engineering was introduced to the construction industry by the United States Department of Def...Continue Reading »

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  • 16. AN ASSESSMENT OF USER SATISFACTION WITH PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (PPP) PROJECT...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Endemic budget deficits and the inefficient management of large infrastructure projects and services within the public sector are a few reasons why the traditional procurement method of governments funding infrastructure projects through fiscal budgets is increasingly considered unviable (Alitheia, 2010). In the past few decades, developed e...Continue Reading »

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  • 17. ASSESSMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE IN THE...

    » ABSTRACT Knowledge Management (KM) capabilities provide the supportive structure required to share knowledge within the context in which it is required in an organizations. Previous researches have shown that at least more than half of failed KM initiatives and the problem of ineffective KM occur as a result of firms not assessing their capabilities before implementing KM program. This research wa...Continue Reading »

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  • 18. ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES OF THE NIGERIAN QUANTITY SURVEYI...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study In the last decade, the importance of knowledge has been highlighted by both academics and practitioners (Wu & Lin, 2009). Nowadays, knowledge is the fundamental basis of competition (Zack, 1999; Grant, 1996). Particularly tacit knowledge can be a source of competitive advantage because it is unique, imperfectly mobile, imperfectly imitable ...Continue Reading »

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  • 19. APPRAISAL OF STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE IN TERTIARY EDUCATION TRUST FUND (T...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the study The development of every country directly depends on its construction as it provides fixed assets and serves as a major aspect of production to other sectors of the economy. The construction industry helps in providing infrastructures that improve the life of its citizens. The Nigerian Construction Industry (NCI) is not an exception as it contri...Continue Reading »

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  • 20. AN EMPIRICAL DETERMINATION OF LABOR OUTPUT FOR WALL TILES.

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study A building is one of man’s basic requirements after food and can be used to determine the development of any nation. Research has shown that the cost of building a house is high and principally depends on cost of labour and materials (Maloney, 1983, Omange, 2000). Mohammed et al (2011) stated that the construction industry lagged due to in...Continue Reading »

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