Kevin Okolie Chuks

Kevin Okolie Chuks
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka | Unizik · Department of Building

PhD (Construction Management)

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ABS TRACT: This s tudy examined national culture dimensions that cons titute barriers to the implementation of sus tainable cons truction practices among cons truction professionals in Nigeria. It deployed S tatis tical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) software to analyze data collected through a ques tionnaire survey. Mean Score Index (MSI) r...
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This study assessed the risks level associated with implementation of sustainable construction practices through a questionnaire survey distributed to 256 building professionals in Nigeria. It identified 47 risk factors with different likelihood of occurrence and magnitude of impacts. A quantitative risk analysis result based on mean value method a...
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Contractors need to pay close attention to the quality of materials used for construction as well as the level of skills of individuals engaging in the building process. Greedy investors are taking advantage of the fact that there are no strict and standardized procedures to monitor and control the construction of new houses or the renovation of ex...
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The study investigated the effects of temperature on strength of concrete produced in Anambra State, Nigeria. The study is an experimental research. Concrete were produced at different temperature within the study area. Cement, aggregates (fine and coarse) and water were used in mixing concrete. Dangote Cement was used for all the concrete produced...
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Buildings are highly resourceful in the effective operation of tertiary institutions. It is imperative that these assets should be given good maintenance attention for effective performance. Public institutions have always been faced with ineffective maintenance of buildings due to bureaucratic constraints and poor maintenance culture. This study i...
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This research is focused on the evaluation of the level of construction projects compliance to health and safety regulations in South East Nigeria, with a view to identifying action plans for enhancing the compliance in South East Nigeria. This study, which is essentially survey based and empirical, quantitative data and qualitative data, was deriv...
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The aim of this research is to establish the challenges to health and safety compliance for construction projects in South East Nigeria. This study which is essentially survey based and empirical collected quantitative and qualitative data through questionnaire survey and field observations. The questionnaires were administered to indigenous constr...
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This research is about the evaluation of the level of construction projects compliance to health and safety regulations (South East Nigeria) with a view to identifying action plans for enhancing the compliance in South East Nigeria. This study which is essentially survey based and empirical, where quantitative data and qualitative data was derived...
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Awareness of the benefits of sustainable construction practices has been acknowledged as the fundamental principle that underlies its implementation. This survey study examined the level of awareness of the benefits of sustainable construction practices among building construction stakeholders and the strategies for optimising the awareness level t...
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EVALUATION OF HEALTH AND SAFETY COMPLIANCE OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN SOUTH EAST NIGERIA. 1 Chidinma Amarachukwu Emma-Ochu 1Department of Architecture, Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State. Nigeria chidinmaeochu@gmail.com 2Kevin. C. Okolie 2Department of Building, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. Nigeria Kc.Okolie@unizik.ed...
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-Delay in payment to contactors and other relevant parties have caused serious problem on excellent execution of construction projects. It causes several problems to the contractor and other stakeholders. The goal of this work is to investigate the causes of delayed payments in construction project delivery. The objective of this study is to identi...
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This study examined the socioecological roles of music sounds towards achieving acoustically sustainable residential building. The study adopted a survey research approach where questionnaires were distributed to the occupants of different types of residential buildings in three urban cities of Anambra State Nigeria. The survey data were analysed u...
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Construction activities inherently impact the environment, economy and the society positively and negatively. Optimisation of these activities for attainment of sustainable construction and development is very essential. Therefore, this study categorised and evaluated the construction activities necessary for sustainable construction practices in b...
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The research evaluates the drivers toward positioning Nigerian construction industry for global competitiveness in the 21st century. Being a survey research, questionnaires containing information relating to issues and drivers on global competitiveness were administered to selected construction practitioners in Anambra State, Nigeria. Accordingly,...
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Abstract This study examined the severity of the impacts of loud music sounds on the sustainability performance of buildings across three main cities in Anambra State Nigeria. Being a survey research, questionnaires were distributed to the users and occupiers of different classes of buildings in the study area. The survey results were analysed usi...
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The importance of wind induced vibration is a key factor in the analysis, design and construction of high-rise building structures. Owing to scarce land resources, urbanization and ever-growing demand for accommodation is leading developers into sloping (hilly) grounds which in turn requires researches on the structural equilibrium of these structu...
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Construction contracts have been widely acknowledged to be capital intensive, complicated, and risk prone. The purpose of the study is to assess risk factors affecting contractors’ cash flow for construction projects and examine their influence on contractors’ cash flow projections. In line with quantitative survey approach adopted for the study, 1...
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Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the factors hindering effective maintenance of public buildings in Delta state with a view to establishing common defects in public buildings and significant factors affecting effective maintenance in the study area. Study Design: It was a survey research; the study was affected via literature review and a we...
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Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate how faulty design affects construction and maintenance of building projects in Asaba, Delta state with a view to establishing their level of occurrence and providing ways of mitigating them. Study Design: It was a survey research, the study was effected via literature review and a well-structured questionna...
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The strength characteristics of concrete made from different brands of cement used in Anambra State, Nigeria are reported in this paper. Samples of the selected brands of cement were collected and are used in mixing concrete. The study was conducted in Anambra State, Nigeria for 10 months. Samples of the selected brands of cement were collected and...
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The purpose of this study is to assess existing regenerative design strategies applied in neighbourhood designs, with a view to deriving a framework of strategies that can be implemented in related developments across different geographical contexts. A design science research approach was applied, which is fundamentally solution-oriented and multi-...
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Aim: The study evaluates the flood resilience measures in buildings on flood-plains of Ogbaru, with a view to establishing the extent of its incorporation into the design and construction of Buildings. Study Design: It was a survey research, questionnaires were distributed to heads of the selected households and building practitioners in the study...
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Implementing a housing budget is critical to housing delivery because it is the financial instrument with which the government executes the housing infrastructure needs of the society. In spite of rapid urbanization and the crucial role housing plays in economic development and improving the living standards of the citizens, Anambra State’s public...
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Aim: This study evaluates and establishes the nature and characteristics of flooding and flood disaster in Ogbaru. Study Design: It was a survey research, where questionnaires were distributed to heads of the selected households and building practitioners in the study area. Likewise, physical observations were carried out to substantiate the findin...
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This study carried out a comparative study to evaluate the air-conditioning performance of an office space under two typical ventilation modes (displacement and mixing ventilation system). A wall supply diffuser is located at the ceiling height for the mixing ventilation case, whereas, the supply diffuser is at the floor level for the displacement...
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This study carried out a comparative study to evaluate the air-conditioning performance of an office space under two typical ventilation modes (displacement and mixing ventilation system). A wall supply diffuser is located at the ceiling height for the mixing ventilation case, whereas, the supply diffuser is at the floor level for the displacement...
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This paper analyzed the effect of wind loadings on high-rise building for different terrain categories. The wind speed and design wind pressure for the different terrain categories adopted for this study were calculated as per logarithmic wind profile equation and BS6399-2:1997 respectively. Also, the nodal displacement of a 3D high-rise buil...
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This paper analyzed the effect of wind loadings on high-rise building for different terrain categories. The wind speed and design wind pressure for the different terrain categories adopted for this study were calculated as per logarithmic wind profile equation and BS6399-2:1997 respectively. Also, the nodal displacement of a 3D high-rise building m...
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The aim of this paper is to provide a framework for solving the building collapse problem in Nigeria via the Builders Liability Insurance and the Health and Safety Management Plan. It also explores the utility of the latent potentials of the professional builder which has remained largely untapped and the novel regime of building insurance to addre...
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This paper analyzed wind loading responses of Aluminum Wall cladding panels in Tall Building using Ikeja Lagos State Nigeria. The wind loads were calculated according to Standard and Specification From BS6399-2:1997 Using the wind speed data of Lagos state Nigeria and finite element analysis, we predicted the responses of these Aluminum wall Claddi...
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Life is not stagnant but a dynamic process which evolves from one point to another. This also applies to the Igbo community which has been greatly influenced by building constructions and globalization. From the olden day mud and thatch houses (ulo aja oto/ulo akirika) to the modern day houses made from bricks, blocks, cement and concrete. The adve...
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This study was aimed at examining the relationships between the effectiveness of safety intervention programmes and implementation strategies in the Nigeria construction industry. Structured questionnaires were distributed to construction stakeholders across some selected states in Nigeria and the data generated were analysed using Pearson’s produc...
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Construction worksite health and safety in Nigeria has remained a source of concern despite several efforts to addressing the issues. This study therefore examined the perceived level of influence of components of human environment on the construction workers' health and safety behaviour, based on social ecological and social cognitive theories. Da...
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This study examined the perception of construction professionals and the extent of digital transformation in the Nigeria construction industry. A questionnaire survey was carried out where 84 copies of questionnaires containing information relating to digital technologies trends and transformation were randomly administered to the selected construc...
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This study examined the view of construction stakeholders on cashless society and how to make the construction sector cashless in Nigeria. The Survey research approach was adopted for the study, via the distribution of questionnaires to construction stakeholders in Anambra State, Nigeria. Four towns, namely: Onitsha, Nnewi, Awka and Ekwulobia were...
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Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a new and innovative approach to building design, construction, and management. It is a cutting-edge, state of the art technology that is not only transforming, but improving the building delivery/production process in developed countries of the world. Sadly, Nigeria is yet to adopt this revolutionary technolo...
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Organizations of all kinds are increasingly concerned with achieving and demonstrating sound occupational health and safety (OH&S) performance by controlling their OH&S risks, consistent with their OH&S policy and objectives. In view of this, the study is a detailed assessment of the cost of Health and Safety performance of building contractors in...
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The need to align with the prevailing economic restructuring has made the construction industry to adopt a number of strategies including the use of casual workers for all its operations. The fact that these strategies have not significantly improved the safety status of the industry calls for investigation into the employment system of the industr...
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The Study sought to fundamentally generate information on the relationship between tendering duration and project complexity/determinants of cost and duration in order to determine via a scientific model, realistic tendering durations of various types of federal building projects in Nigeria. To achieve this, historical data on project cost, project...
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Health and safety has been a source of concern to the performance of construction sector in Nigeria. The high rate of accidents and injuries occasioned by workers acts and perceptions attests to this concern. This paper assesses the cultural factors that influence the behaviour and perceptions of construction workers towards safety in SouthEast Nig...
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Despite the increasing growth in the construction subsector in Nigeria, the institutional and regulatory framework for construction health and safety is highly fragmented and poorly implemented. The purpose of this paper was to explore the influence of national culture on the construction workers safety climate in South East Nigeria. The study empl...
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In recent times, the performance of buildings and how they affect educational effectiveness in Nigeria has increasingly been expressed by stakeholders in education, particularly in the Universities. Nevertheless, there has been little or no research on the issue in great detail. This paper reports on research aiming at evaluation of the performance...

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