Chukwuemeka Ogbu

Chukwuemeka Ogbu
University of Benin · Department of Quantity Surveying

Doctor of Philosophy

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The high mortality rate of indigenous construction firms in the Nigerian operating environment has very scant explanation in literature. This study investigated the linkages existing between the operating environment and the survival of indigenous construction firms in South-South, Nigeria. The objectives were to examine the firms' perception of th...
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A large proportion of the Nigerian government's expenditure on capital project delivery involves civil engineering works, with greater emphasis on roadworks to create access for the conduct of economic activities by citizens. Most of the works of this scope awarded to indigenous contractors involve large volumes of cut and fill earthworks. Accurate...
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Many studies have examined the drivers and challenges of women in the construction industry, yet most did not explore the differences in these variables for women in white-collar and blue-collar job positions. This study was undertaken to ascertain the differences in the drivers and demotivators of women in white-collar and blue-collar construction...
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Purpose To receive a satisfactory consultancy service, a construction client must first select suitable consultants. While numerous criteria for the selection of construction consultants have been suggested in the literature, their influence on client satisfaction has hardly been statistically established. This study aimed to reduce the criteria fo...
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Previous studies on the constructability of construction projects hardly explain the influence of project complexity and setting on constructability practices. This study analysed the constructability practices of indigenous road construction firms (IRCFs) in Nigeria and ascertained the differences in the practices for different complexities of roa...
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Almost all tertiary institutions' new construction projects in Nigeria have consultants. In spite of this, majority of projects in these institutions underperform due to poor management as a result of flaws in the selection of consultants. This study determined the order of priority of the criteria for the selection of consultants for public tertia...
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Almost all tertiary institutions' new construction projects in Nigeria have consultants. In spite of this, majority of projects in these institutions underperform due to poor management as a result of flaws in the selection of consultants. This study determined the order of priority of the criteria for the selection of consultants for public tertia...
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Bills of quantities (BoQs) doubtlessly remain the most preferred cost management instrument in construction procurements globally. Inadvertently, however, the potential of BoQ errors to cause construction disputes is largely ignored in literature. This study determined the sources of BoQ errors and the relationship between BoQ errors and constructi...
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Engineering, procurement and Construction (EPC) projects in the oil and gas sector of Nigeria are under-researched. This leaves investors with little or no guide on the cost-overrun risks of oil and gas depot projects. Using the qualitative case study research technique, this study investigated cost overrun in the civil works of a petroleum pro...
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Engineering, procurement and Construction (EPC) projects in the oil and gas sector of Nigeria are under-researched. This leaves investors with little or no guide on the cost-overrun risks of oil and gas depot projects. Using the qualitative case study research technique, this study investigated cost overrun in the civil works of a petroleum product...
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This Lagos-based study provides an unsupervised grouping of the causes of building collapse in Lagos State Nigeria using purposively obtained data from construction professionals (n=34) in the state. Hierarchical cluster analysis technique and mean scores were used for the analyses. Findings show that the causes of building collapse in Lagos State...
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Purpose Globally, road projects are notorious for riskiness, which often results in cost overruns. In developing countries, these risks are amplified by economic instabilities and institutional failures. Majority of road projects in these countries are awarded to notedly inept indigenous contractors. Currently, research on the relationship between...
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Organisational effectiveness (OE) theory provides a veritable framework for examining organisational performance. This theory has, however, made a very little inroad into construction management literature, and there are limited discussions on the domains within which construction firms can measure their OE. Besides this, the extent to which corpor...
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Globally, the measurement of project performance is on the parameters of time, cost and quality variables, even though other equally important metrics like ethics exist. Particularly in Nigeria, ethical performance is a vital metric of the overall performance of a project given the embedded culture of corruption in public sector projects. Scales fo...
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Purpose: “General items” is an important cost center in civil engineering projects given the complexities of facilitative works and support services that are normally required in such projects. However, extant literature makes little or no difference between preliminaries in building projects and general items in civil engineering projects. This st...
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The efficient harnessing of land resources remains key to unlocking the potential of economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Land administration systems provide a veritable platform for coordinating the efforts aimed at maximising the overall value of a country’s land resources. Extant studies, however, provide scanty and unorganised insight into the prob...
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Contraction contract administration impacts project outcomes significantly. Globally, contract administration documents have been proliferated in attempts to deal with the different challenges that evolve during contract implementation. However, contract administrators usually lag behind in adopting the latest approaches to construction contract ma...
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Purpose Globally, corruption and unethical practices are blamed for financial leakages in construction procurement processes. In literature, there are very few studies that have sought to unravel the connectedness between the ethical and cost performances of projects. This paper aims to report findings on the relationship between unethical tenderi...
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Nigeria has recently renewed efforts towards stamping out corruption in every area of its national life. Given that construction procurement is particularly prone to corrupt practices, this study investigated the prevalence of unethical tendering practices in the Nigerian public sector. In particular, a comparison to bare the similarities or differ...
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Infrastructure development has the capacity to open up vast opportunities, create employments and stimulate private sector investments. There have been contentions to the above claims, and previous studies have not sufficiently examined the causal relationship between public infrastructure expenditure and private sector investment. This study is th...
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Maintenance costs of buildings constitute major cost burdens on low-income housing dwellers, which worsens the housing affordability problem. The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship between physical condition and maintenance cost of low-income housing buildings. The buildings studied were randomly selected from the public l...
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Construction is particularly an accident-prone and disease-causing process. Quantity surveyors render professional financial management services with regards to the entire construction value chain – including in construction health and safety (H&S) management. However, the adequacy of the construction H&S content of quantity surveying undergraduate...
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All over the world, small and medium-sized (SME) construction firms are prone to high mortality rates. Indigenous construction firms (ICFs) (mostly SMEs) must adopt practices that support their survival. However, firm-level practices that are supportive of ICFs’ survival have hardly been holistically identified and reduced into a more meaningful se...
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Despite increased competition, construction firms are generally known to be lagging in the adoption of marketing strategies. The performance of indigenous construction firms (ICFs) in Nigeria has been severally criticised without commensurate research efforts to address the problem. This study focused on the influence of marketing strategies on the...
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The relationship between the internal environment of indigenous construction firms (ICFs) and the economic environment of Nigeria has inadequate explanation in literature. This study used canonical correlation analysis to examine this relationship for a sample of 428 ICFs in South-South Nigeria. The relationship was found to be significant, with th...
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Marketing has not been fully understood in the context of the construction industry. This inadequacy is worse for quantity surveying (QS) consultancy firms in developing countries like Nigeria due to the relative ignorance of the general public about the job of a quantity surveyor. Consequently, most QS firms in the country perform poorly while oth...
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Debates over the preparation, use and relevance of the Bill Of Quantities (BOQ) in the construction industry have been long standing without commensurate research effort to address the problem. The objectives of this research are to determine the extent of use of the BOQ in the Nigerian construction industry, evaluate the criteria for the use/benef...

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The campaign for the adoption of sustainability conventions in the entire construction value chain is getting stronger. The key question will not only be the end benefits of adopting sustainable construction practices, but also its initial cost justification, especially given Nigeria's economic situation. This study seeks to unravel whether such a justification exists. The existence of such a justification will greatly incentivise the adoption of sustainable construction practices even at the grassroots of construction procurement in Nigeria.