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An Identification of Clogs Impeding Craftsmen’s Productivity in the Construction Industry in South-Western Nigeria

Fagbenle, Olabosipo I. and Makinde, F. A. and Afolabi, A.O. and Fagbenle, , A. O. (2016) An Identification of Clogs Impeding Craftsmen’s Productivity in the Construction Industry in South-Western Nigeria. In: 3rd International Conference On African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), May 9- May 11 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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Abstract

Construction firms in Nigeria are known at making frantic efforts to compete favourably for contracts, make profits and also strive to remain in business. For this to manifest however, productivity among others must be sustained. This paper therefore addresses the clogs that can affect craftsmen’s productivity in southwestern Nigeria. With a focus on the two states (Lagos and Oyo) in the study area, one hundred questionnaires each, backed with on-site observation, were administered to the management and craftsmen on construction sites in the three stratifications (large, medium and small firms). Parametric and non-parametric statistical techniques’ results indicate that the five most ranked factors affecting craftsmen’s productivity are inadequate/lack of tools and equipment, rework, material shortage, inclement weather and fatigue. The paper concluded that all the identified factors must be addressed by the stakeholders in the construction industry in order to improve craftsmen’s productivity in Nigeria.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction Industry; Clogs; Craftsmen; Identification; Productivity; Southwestern Nigeria.
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2016 12:06
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:47
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6662

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