RISK MANAGEMENT IN TEMPORARY WORK AT CONSTRUCTION SITE (CASE STUDY OF MAPLE COURT PROJECT – JABI ABUJA F.C.T)

AUTHOR: IBOI PAUL IGHEDOISE

DEPARTMENT: BUILDING

AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA

In an attempt to deliver good quality work in construction, maintenance work, deconstruction, temporary works play vital roles. Temporary works bears some attendant risk factors when construction is in progress. These risk factors are generally perceived as events that influence project objectives, time, cost and quality. This study therefore aims to look into temporary works and the procedure of risk management associated with temporary works in construction site in Abuja, F.C.T. In pursuing these objectives, case study strategy was adopted whereby 10 sites were selected through convenient sampling. The study depended on distributed questionnaire and personal observations. Results show that bamboo and timber are most used for temporary works. This study noted that temporary works were not clearly defined, outlined and designed in the study area. It finally concluded that risk management in temporary works influences project objectives of cost, time and quality at construction site. It is important to note that temporary works enables permanent construction to be achieved without delay; it also ensures quality delivery of construction work within cost limits. Protection from fall when working on height during construction can be prevented if scaffold, cranes meet quality standards. Furthermore, to achieve quality standards in temporary works, Practitioners must keep to specification of materials and carry out thorough supervision and monitoring. To ensure quality control in scaffolding, adequate bracing of standards must not be compromised. The study also discovered that basic ix temporary works is not properly stated and/or outlined in most construction site. It was also discovered that artisans has inadequate knowledge of temporary works and its associated risks at construction site. They are sometimes compared to perform construction activities on poorly constructed scaffold, formwork without considering their safety. Ignorance on the part of craftsmen and artisan on temporary work construction put them at risk.

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