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Factors Affecting the Competencies and Project Delivery of Small-Sized Indigenous Construction Firms in Lagos State

Ogunde, Ayodeji and Owolabi, J. D and Olusola, K. O and Tunji-Olayeni, P .F and Amusan, L. M. and Joshua, Opeyemi and Akhigbe, A. O (2016) Factors Affecting the Competencies and Project Delivery of Small-Sized Indigenous Construction Firms in Lagos State. Covenant Journal of Research in the Built Environment (CJRBE), 4 (1).

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Abstract

Every industry is prone to problems Performance is a general challenge affecting construction and most especially small-sized indigenous construction companies. The study focused on determining the likely factors affecting the competencies and project delivery of small-sized construction firms in Lagos. 60 questionnaires were designed and administered to professionals (15-Architects, 15-Builders, 15-Engineers, and 15-Quantity Surveyors) working in the construction companies in Lagos State and 48 questionnaires were retrieved. These questionnaires were analysed with SPSS and several findings were derived from this analysis. The various factors affecting the performance and project delivery at varying degrees are: high cost of plants, equipment, materials and labour, lack of skilled craftsmen, unavailability of funds, poor managerial skills, lack of government patronage, and poor communication among stakeholders. The study found out that the most prominent factors are poor managerial skills, lack of project planning and unavailability of funds. The main factors affecting the performance of small sized indigenous construction firms are based on three key elements namely time, quality and cost. These three elements when properly harnessed will increase the performance of small sized indigenous firms. The study recommended that the use of ICT would help improve performance by making work flow more easily. Access to bank loans and more machinery on site and sufficient government patronage would improve performance. It concluded that better management and project planning would go a long way in improving competencies and project delivery of small sized construction firms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction, indigenous firms, Performance, Small-Sized.
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: 10 Jan 2017 15:04
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2017 15:04
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7518

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