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Afolabi, A.O. and Mayowa, O.A. and Ojelabi, Rapheal A. (2019) ANDROID-BASED ESTIMATING APP FOR BUILDERS ON CONSTRUCTION SITES. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology (IJMET), 10 (1). pp. 1942-1951. ISSN 0976-6359

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The discrepancies between the estimated quantities of building materials and the final quantities used during the construction process requires the need to use more accurate techniques in estimating building materials. The study aimed at developing an android-based estimating app for builders on construction sites with the view of increasing accuracy of estimated building materials. The study was carried out in two stages, whereby one part required a survey to ascertain existing practices while the other helped to develop the android application. A survey research design was utilized on Builders in Lagos state in the south-west of Nigeria. Mean scores and correlation matrix was used for the descriptive and inferential statistics. For the design of the android estimation application for Builders, an android studio and Java programming language was used in developing the app. The developed android app was run via the android emulator. The descriptive data revealed that most of the techniques presently used by builders in estimating building materials were traditional methods which were drawn from either manual-based or use of experiential knowledge. Using these techniques were hinged on several factors as identified in the study. An android-based estimating app was developed for Builders with the aim of estimating for concrete works, sandcrete blocks, ceramic tiles and mortar during the construction process. The study recommended the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in obtaining accurate building quantities needed during the construction process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Android, Builders, Building Materials, Construction Industry, Estimating.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2019 11:24
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 11:24

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