Oko Ameh

Oko Ameh
University of Lagos | Unilag · Department of Building

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Improvement on human resource management is critical to overall productivity and cost effectiveness in the construction industry. This study assesses the current human resource management practices in the Nigerian construction organisation and the challenges confronting it. Questionnaire survey was adopted for data collection while the sampling tec...
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Improvement on human resource management is critical to overall productivity and cost effectiveness in the construction industry. This study assesses the current human resource management practices in the Nigerian construction organisation and the challenges confronting it. Questionnaire survey was adopted for data collection while the sampling tec...
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Following the growing consensus within and outside the Nigerian construction industry that corruption and other unethical practices are endemic in the industry, coupled with scarce empirical study on professional ethics in the industry, there is a need to examine the perceptions of the professionals regarding ethical issues. This study therefore as...
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This study examined the extent to which Nigerian construction professional groups are equipped with relevant degree-specific knowledge in project management practice. A survey was employed, in which 60 construction project managers based in Lagos, Nigeria were selected using the snowball sampling technique. Data were analysed using descriptive stat...
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The study aimed at presenting the leadership characteristics of Nigerian construction professionals involved as team leaders on building projects. Sixty construction project managers who were based in the Nigerian cities of Lagos and Abuja were selected for the study. A questionnaire was designed to collect data on 11 variables pertaining to the le...
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The study aimed at presenting the leadership characteristics of Nigerian construction professionals involved as team leaders on building projects. Sixty construction project managers who were based in the Nigerian cities of Lagos and Abuja were selected for the study. A questionnaire was designed to collect data on 11 variables pertaining to the le...
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Extremely poor economic performance of the Nigerian construction industry suggests that non-value adding activities are prevalent, which result not only in the reduction of contractors' profit margin but economic loss for the country in general. This study analyses non-value adding activities in Nigerian construction sites. The research seeks to es...
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This study examined the extent to which Nigerian construction professional groups are equipped with relevant degree-specific knowledge in project management practice. A survey was employed, in which 60 construction project managers based in Lagos, Nigeria were selected using the snowball sampling technique. Data were analysed using descriptive stat...
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It is believed that building material wastage on construction sites account for cost overruns and any improvement in building materials management on construction sites has the potential to enhance the construction industry’s performance with cost-saving benefits. The purpose of this study is to identify the most wasteful building material during c...
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In Nigeria’s labour intensive construction industry, ways of motivating workers to ensure high productivity and enhanced job performance are regarded as important factors for long-term survival of firms. Financial motivation is adjudged a lower level motivator and should not be treated as a prime motivator by many authors. This study investigates t...
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A b s t r a c t This study investigates labour output of steel fixers in in-situ concrete storey building construction on selected sites in Lagos state. The main aim of the study is to aid the estimation of labour cost of steel works in reinforced concrete construction and to provide information for planning and schedule of work. Data were collecte...
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The history of the construction industry worldwide is full of projects that were completed with significant time and cost overruns. In an attempt to reverse this trend, this study aims at establishing the relationship between time overrun and labour productivity on construction sites in Lagos, Nigeria. 43 technical and management staff of some medi...
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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provides enormous benefits to economic development. However, cost overruns are a worldwide phenomenon and pose a serious threat to the development of telecommunication infrastructure, which is the platform for ICT. It is imperative to examine the possible factors that could lead to cost overruns, in or...
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In recent years, Nigeria is often cited in the international media in connection with corruption and other unethical practices. The professionals in the Nigerian building industry are not immune from the perceived national trend in ethical erosion. Moral philosophy or ethical ideology has been used to explain individuals' reasoning about moral issu...
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Following the growing consensus within and outside the Nigerian construction industry that corruption and other unethical practices are endemic in the industry, coupled with scarce empirical study on professional ethics in the industry, there is a need to examine the perceptions of the professionals regarding ethical issues. This study therefore as...
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Ethical lapses in its entire ramification are some of the greatest challenges of the construction industry. Every phase in the construction process is vulnerable to corruption and this adversely affects the infrastructures and general well being of the people. Spurred partly by the negative image of Nigeria in the international community as being c...

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