AUTHOR: NWOSU, KELECHUKWU ESHCOL
AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA.
The aims of this thesis titled ‘UTILISATION OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AS A PROCUREMENT METHOD IN THE NIGERIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY’ are to ascertain the various roles played by construction management in contract administration, to consider the history and evolution of construction management in order to ascertain the state-of-the art techniques, to analyse construction management as an indispensable tool for cost saving in construction and to analyse construction management as a vehicle to speedy, efficient and on-time project delivery, while the objectives are to ascertain the activities/functions that enable the smooth running and execution of project, and successful completion, to understand how the client’s briefs can be translated into physical reality whilst satisfying his design, technical, cost and time requirements, to find out the various avenues of minimising the amount of outgoings from a company, whilst maximising the amount of incomings in order to have significant cost savings on a project and to determine the height of departure of the current practice of construction management from the primitive method. The method employed in gathering information is through site visits during which oral interviews and oral questions were held with clients, contractors, engineers and other professionals including even the workmen which bothers on budgeting techniques, cost and time control, cashflow, construction execution, quality assurance, etc. Summarily, construction contractors and the owners of construction projects should effectively use Earned Value Management system as a means of ensuring viable project performance and as well serves as an Early Warning System so as to guard against cost and time overrun.
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Tags: Activities in Construction Management, Administration and Company Management, Allocation of costs, Benchmarking, Budgetary control, Building PGD Project-2007, Company Objectives, Company Policy, Company Strategy, Construction Management, Construction Management Procurement, Continuous improvements in productivity, Control, Controlling quality, Cost control, Elements of Cost Control System, Factors affecting construction worker motivation, Financial Incentive Schemes, Functions of Construction manager, Goal/Task Setting, Herzberg Motivation Theory, Job dissatisfaction factors, Job satisfaction factors, Lean Construction, Maslow Motivation Theory, Mc Gregor Motivation Theory, Method Study, Non-financial incentives, Operating budget, Payment systems, performance, PERT (Performance Evaluation and Review Techniques), Plant acquisition options, Plant Management, Preparation of Budgets, Principles of standard costing, Project Production Management, Quality, Quality Assurance, Quality Assurance (QA), Quality control, Quality Control and Inspection, Quality Control implementation in construction, Quality Management, Remuneration, Sales budget, Sampling Methods, Semi-financial Incentives, Supervisor Delay Surveys, Supervisor Questionnaire, Systematic Plant Selection, Total Quality Management (TQM), Total Quality Management (TQM) in the production process, Types of Budgets, Unit Costing, Work Task Analysis (Work Study), Worker Surveys, Workforce Motivation