PAPER TITLE :MEASURES FOR MANAGING CHANGES ON VERTICAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN NIGERIA

JOURNAL Of SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY | VOLUME 6 NUMBER 1 2015

Paper Details

  • Author(s) : AJE, I. O. and ADEDOKUN, D. O.
  • Abstract:

Measures for managing changes on vertical building construction works in Nigeria
will in no small measure equip the construction stakeholders with the confidence needed to manage
projects. It will also ensure minimal out-turn of negative consequences on the performance of
tertiary educational building projects. The paper examines the perception of practitioners on the
measures for managing construction changes, taking into consideration various factors that were
sourced from published journal articles. Survey method was adopted with 131 questionnaire
administered to the respondents in tertiary educational institutions in Ondo state, Nigeria. Mean
item score was employed to analyze the data collected via questionnaire survey. 14 factors, which
were rated on 5-point likert scale by the respondents, were significant. Kruskal Wallis H test was
also adopted in testing opinions of the respondents, in order to ascertain agreement or otherwise.
Cronbach alpha test carried out established the reliability of the research instrument used for data
collection. The findings emanating from the paper is that the respondents had divergent views i.e.
statistically, no agreement in the opinions of the respondents on the measures for managing
changes in tertiary educational building projects. This is not unconnected to the uniqueness and
peculiarities possessed by each construction projects. Out of the 14 significant measures, the
most highly ranked three are; involvement of professionals at the initial stage of project, strict
compliance with statutory regulations and thorough detailing of design among others can effectively
be used in managing changes.