Improving Site Management Practices in the Nigerian Construction Industry: The Builders’ Perspective
Site management involves a combination of activities, which turn basic resources into a finished product. The effectiveness of managing production process cannot be economically attained by force, but requires the creation of conditions that will encourage self-motivation and bring about team spirit that is important to an efficient projection execution. This study assessed management practices on construction sites through self administration of ninety questionnaires to the Builders present at a workshop. Thirty-two problems were identified from literature and respondents were asked to rank the problems. Results of the findings showed that inadequate enforcement of the existing enabling building regulations was ranked first while insufficient concrete cover and stripping formwork too early were the least ranked in a scale of 1 to 15. It was suggested that all the State Governments should ensure that appropriate legislation incorporating all the professionals in the building construction industry are in place.
Keywords: Construction industry; Builders; Site practices; Professionals; Legislation.