Factors Affecting Performance of Construction Professionals in Nigeria
Olatunji S. O1, Oke A. E2, Owoeye L. C3
1Olatunji S. O, Department of Quantity Surveying, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.
2Oke A. E, Department of Quantity Surveying, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.
3Owoeye L. C, Department of Quantity Surveying, Federal University of Technology, Akure. Nigeria.
Manuscript received on July 27, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on August 02, 2014. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2014. | PP: 76-84 | Volume-3 Issue-6, August 2014. | Retrieval Number: F3278083614/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: The construction industry is made up of professionals whose various disciplines are to ensure that construction work can be completed. This study evaluates the effects of the performance of construction professionals on construction project success in Nigeria. The study adopted a survey research design with the use of a well structured questionnaire which was administered on construction professionals, 68 copies were retrieved and used for the analysis out of the administered 139. Frequency and percentiles was used to analyse the distribution of demographic descriptors of construction professionals while mean score and mean difference was used to analyse the roles of construction professionals and factors influencing the performance of construction professional. The findings revealed that the major role of an architect is to translate the user’s needs into builders requirement, engineer is most concerned with the calculation of load and grade requirements, liquid flow rates and materials stress points to ensure that the structure can withstand stress, the quantity surveyor is mostly concerned with management and control of costs within the construction projects while a builders major role is building production management. The performances of construction professionals are, however, affected mostly by remuneration, motivation and incentives and promotion opportunities and least affected by supervision and co-worker. The demographic factors which mostly affect the professionals are experience, gender and age. Based on the findings of the research, the majority of the construction professionals are male therefore; better friendly work environment should be created by the managements of the construction industry so as to attract female professionals. Also, construction industries should focus its efforts on improving the performance of young and newly employed construction professionals by developing management training programs, workshops, financial incentives, and other non–work-related activities that would encourage and support them to stay and grow with the industry, since there are relatively few young professional in the industry.
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