INVESTIGATING MATERIAL MANAGEMENT IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS


INVESTIGATING MATERIAL MANAGEMENT IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS 

ABSTRACT

This study aims to propose the best practice in material management in building construction projects.  The primary research instrument used was the questionnaire which was distributed to professionals in both private and public organizations within Katsina state metropolis which contained varied questions on materials waste and management. The collected data was analyzed using simple percentage and presented in tables.  The investigation revealed that material wastage brings about additional cost to the construction project and also manual labour is more extensively employed in most firms surveyed than mechanical labour, considering the cost of storing and transporting construction waste along with the loss of revenue from not reclaiming waste. Also, most waste that occurs on construction sites is due to poor management and lack of effective material handling. The study finally recommends that incorporation of expert in construction projects and   Construction companies should adopt the use both coverage and hutted accommodation stores on sites, The federal government should come up with a policy on construction waste management which may include introduction of heavy tipping charges on construction wastes (particularly those that can be reuse or recycled) and taxes for dumping or disposing wastes carelessly

Table of Contents

DECLARATION.. i

CERTIFICATION.. ii

DEDICATION.. iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.. iv

ABSTRACT.. v

LIST OF TABLES. viii

LIST OF FIGURES. ix

CHAPTER ONE:  INVESTIGATING MATERIAL MANAGEMENT IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

INTRODUCTION.. 1

1.1. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY.. 1

1.2. STATEMENT OF THE RESEARCH PROBLEM... 2

1.3.             NEED FOR THE STUDY.. 3

1.4. SCOPE AND LIMITATION.. 3

1.5.       AIM AND OBJECTIVES. 3

CHAPTER TWO:  INVESTIGATING MATERIAL MANAGEMENT IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

LITERATURE REVIEW... 4

OBTAINING THE MATERIAL.. 4

2.1 PRE-CONTRACT ARRANGEMENT.. 4

2.2.      MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS. 5

2.3. MATERIALS SAMPLE.. 6

2.4.       MATERIALS HANDLING.. 7

2.5.       UNIT LOADS. 8

2.6.       PALLETS. 9

2.7. DELIVERIES. 10

2.8.   OFFLOADING.. 11

2.9.       DISTRIBUTION.. 12

2.10. 1.       WASTE IN HANDLING.. 12

2.10.2.   NATURE OF WASTE. 13

2.11. STORAGE OF MATERIALS. 14

2.12. STACKING OF MATERIALS. 16

2.13. MATERIALS CONTROLER.. 17

2.14. MATERIAL ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES. 18

2.15. FENCING TO THE COMPOUND.. 21

2.16. SECURITY OF SITE STORE.. 21

2.17.      MATERIALS IN CONSTRUCTION.. 22

2.17.1. Concretes. 22

2.17.2. Aggregates. 23

2.17.3. Timber. 24

2.17.4. Paints. 25

2.17.5. Bricks. 25

CHAPTER THREE:  INVESTIGATING MATERIAL MANAGEMENT IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY.. 27

3.1. INTRODUCTION. 27

3.2. TARGET POPULATION. 27

3.3. SURVEY METHOD.. 27

3.4. DATA COLLECTION.. 28

CHAPTER FOUR:  INVESTIGATING MATERIAL MANAGEMENT IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION.. 29

4.1. TOOLS FOR ANALYSIS. 29

4.2. ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATIONS. 29

4.3. Administration of questionnaire. 29

4.4. Services undertake by the professionals. 31

4.5. Sizes of organizations. 32

4.6. Type of store used to store materials. 34

4.7. Waste occurrence on materials. 35

4.8. Percentage of waste occurrence. 36

4.9. What do you do with the waste arising from the materials?. 38

4.10. Percentage of waste occurrence when compared to the actual cost of materials. 41

4.11. The method used to load, offload and stack materials. 43

4.12. Some suggestion by professionals on waste reduction. 45

4.13. Discussions and results. 46

CHAPTER FIVE:  INVESTIGATING MATERIAL MANAGEMENT IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION.. 47

5.1 CONCLUSION. 47

5.2. RECOMMENDATIONS. 48

Bibliography. 49

APPENDIX.. 51

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