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ISSUES AND CHALLENGE IN THE EXECUTION OF PUBLIC SECTOR HOUSING PROJECTS IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDYHousing (Shelter) is unarguably one of the basic necessities of man. It used to be ranked second after food...

INVESTIGATION INTO ASCERTAIN THE CAUSES OF FAILURE AND PRESENT TRAFFIC CAPACITY OF HIGHWAYS

  ABSTRACT The essence of this project work is to look into the causes of highway failure and the different types of failure which are presented...

ASSESSMENT OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF HYDROLOGIC CYCLE TO THE WATER QUALITY PROFILE

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RELEVANCE OF ROAD TO LIFE AND IT’S ACTIVITIES

  GENERAL INTRODUCTIONThe relevance of road to life and its activities cannot be over emphasized.Road is as old as the origin of man and plays...

EFFECTIVE WAYS OF CONTROLLING EROSION IN A BUILDING SITE

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AN ASSESSMENT OF CONTRACTOR’S RISKS EXPOSURE WITHIN SOME STANDARD FORMS OF BUILDING CONTRACT IN NIGERIA

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AN EVALUATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS THAT LEAD TO ABANDONMENT OF PUBLIC BUILDING PROJECTS

ABSTRACT The successful implementation of building projects may be impaired without a good knowledge of the environmental factors that contribute to building projects abandonment and...

COMPARATIVE OF CONSTRUCTION PROCESSES OF INNOVATIVE AND CONVENTIONAL BUILDING

ASTRACT Building, civil engineering and heavy engineering projects are major contributions from the construction industry to national development. Buildings occupy the central focus of any...

COMPARISONS OF PROCUREMENT CHARACTERISTICS OF TRADITIONAL AND LABOUR-ONLY PROCUREMENTS IN HOUSING PROJECTS IN NIGERIA

Abstract Procurement characteristics of Traditional and Labour-only are compared in some selected states of Nigeria. The objective of this study is to examine if procurement...

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS A FUNCTION OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT PERFORMANCE

ABSTRACT Poor performance of construction projects is one of the major cause for concern in the construction industry. Many of the construction projects executed in...

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...

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...

EVALUATION OF PROJECT RISK AND THE DETERMINATION OF CONTINGENCY SUM FOR BUILDING DEVELOPMENTS IN NIGERIA

The construction industry is characterised with inherent risk and uncertainties as a result of its fragmented and competitive nature. This therefore makes it difficult...

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

Laterite which is derived from the Latin word “later”meaning brick, was first used by Buchanan in 1807 for describing a red iron-rich material found...

DETERMINATION OF THE PROSPECT OF PARTNERING AS PROCUREMENT METHOD IN THE NIGERIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

RII values of 0.96, 0.76 and 0.86 as seen by the clients, contractors and consultants respectively. On the challenges of implementing partnering, both the...

COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE STRENGTHS OF SOLID AND GLUED LAMINATED TIMBER

Structural glued laminated timber is an engineered structuraltimber glued up from suitably selected and prepared pieces ofstress graded lumber either in a straight or...

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE PROVISION OF INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER THE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP HOUSING SCHEME

From the estates visited, there is poor provision of sewer lines (0%), water supply (10.94%), shopping facility (14.6%) and recreational parks (29.2%). From the...

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN PRINCIPLES IN THE PROVISION OF BUILDING SERVICES IN MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS

Universal design (UD) can be described as the design of products and environments to be usable by all people to the greatest extent possible,...

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