QUANTITY AND SURVEYING

AN ASSESSMENT OF CROSS VENTILATION IN PUBLIC BUILDING

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION One of the basic necessities of life which are food, shelter, water and Air is of great importance to humans most especially in public buildings where there is high traffic and congestion most of the time. Research has shown that people spend about 90 percent of their time indoor since the majority …

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QUANTITY SURVEYING PRACTICE IN NIGERIA, PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS FOR IMPROVEMENT IN NIGERIA

Abstract Purpose As the challenges confronting a system are better addressed when known and understood, this paper aims to report the findings of a study that investigated the factors confronting professional quantity surveying using Nigeria as a case. Design/methodology/approach A questionnaire was developed and pre-tested as the instrument for collecting data. A total of 64 …

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AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECTS OF DESIGN ERROR ON INITIAL COST OF A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

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 …

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A SURVEY OF THE EFFECT OF MORTGAGE INSTITUTIONS IN THE PROVISION OF AFFORDABLE AND SUSTAINABLE HOUSING IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE 1.0     INTRODUCTION 1.1     BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Housing provides more than shelter for man because it encompasses all social services and utilities that are needed for a livable environment in order for any community to be worth living in housing accepted in man’s hierarchy of need to be next to food. Odetundun (1995) …

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EFFECT OF POPULATION GROWTH ON LAND RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION The common problem facing most state in Nigeria today is how to improve the standard of living of the vast majority of their people.           Consequently, most state like Abia is involved in a variety of programmes designed to speed up the process of socio-economic and physical development. Development planners in different …

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A SURVEY OF THE EFFECT OF MORTGAGE INSTITUTIONS IN THE PROVISION OF AFFORDABLE AND SUSTAINABLE HOUSING IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE 1.0     INTRODUCTION 1.1     BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Housing provides more than shelter for man because it encompasses all social services and utilities that are needed for a livable environment in order for any community to be worth living in housing accepted in man’s hierarchy of need to be next to food. Odetundun (1995) …

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ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF WORK ENVIRONMENT ON THE PRODUCTIVITY OF CONSTRUCTION SKILLED WORKERS

ABSTRACT Management has a great effect on the job-site performance of construction skilled workers. This paper discusses \”An assessment of the impact of work environment on the construction skilled workers in Imo State, Nigeria. It was carried out with the aim of assessing the efficiency and productivity of skilled workers on construction environment. The questionnaires …

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THE IMPACT OF EFFECTIVE CONTRACT PLANNING ON CONTRACTORS PROFITABILITY IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Effective contract planning in construction projects is not only crucial to attainment of project objectives but necessary if project failure is to be avoided, losses minimised and profitability enhanced by the Contractor. While research has shown general low usage of formal and effective contract planning in the UAE, Hong Kong, Kuwait, UK and Ghana, …

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THE PROSPECTS OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN ENHANCING HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY IN A CONSTRUCTING COMPANY

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Management of human resources is that functions of the enterprises which provides for effective utilization of people to achieve both the objectives of the enterprises and satisfaction and development of employees. The survival of any organization depends on the proper management of its materials financial and human resources.The management …

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A STUDY OF QUANTITY SURVEYOR\’S PERCEPTION ON FACILITY MANAGEMENT IN THE NIGER DELTA AREA OF NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Construction of a project consists of the integration of professionals, contractors and client(s) and the other participants, manufacturers, suppliers and government bodies. Walker (2002) affirmed that construction industry is essentially a service industry whose responsibility is to convert the plan and specifications prepared by engineers and/or architects into …

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