Project Management and the Project Manager: A Strategy for Addressing the Problem of Building and Infrastructural Collapse in Nigeria
AbstractThis study was undertaken to establish how project management and the project manager can be used as a panacea for preventing building and infrastructural collapse in Nigeria. The paper is necessary because of the importance of proper planning and monitoring of project activities in order to avoid building and infrastructural collapse, project failure, project abandonment, project cost and time overruns, etc. The paper examines the different component parts that constitute project management in the building construction industry. The result of the study shows that project management is a major tool with which project managers can achieve successful building project delivery, and that the project manager’s position in the building construction industry should be occupied by a professional who has training in the project management body of knowledge. It is hoped that this paper will therefore, in no small measure, assist project managers, builders, clients and other stakeholders in the building construction industry in checkmating the problem of building and infrastructural collapse in Nigeria.
Keywords: Project Management, Project Manager, Collapse of Building, Collapse of infrastructural Projects, Building Projects Professionals, Project Management Techniques
International Journal of Development and Management Review (INJODEMAR) Vol. 7 June, 2012
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