Vol. 65 No. 2 (2019): QS Journal Vol. 65 No. 2
Risk have always been a major threat to the successful delivery of construction joint venture (JV) projects. Researchers have employed risk factors that are known to affect JV project performance with the assumption that, these factors are independent of one another. However, the independencies of these factors have not been tested. And so, it is worthwh ile to evaluate the relationships amongst the risk factors affecting construction JV projects. Abdulrahman, Kolo, Ibrahim And Abdullahi uncovered a strong and positive relationship with a high level of significance between the different categories of risk factors.
This depicts the dependencies of these risk categories on one another and renders the categorisations unreliable.
The stakeholder management concept has become an important tool for steering project stakeholders towards successful project delivery. However, there are no adequate research studies in Nigeria that have examined the practice used in engaging project stakeholders in construction projects. Ibrahim, Ibrahim, Abdulmumin and Shehu thus studied the practice used in engaging project stakeholders in TETFUND construction projects. They compared the practice used by consulting project management firms in engaging project stakeholders to the guidelines stated in the literature. This study will assist project managers in handling the various stakeholders to achieve more successful project delivery.
Omoraka, Oke andAje assessed the training of Nigerian quantity surveyors in relation to the knowledge requirements of SCM, with a view to examine their capability to function as supply chain managers. They revealed the level of incorporation of the knowledge requirements of SCM into the quantity surveying curricula and thus concluded that Nigerian quantity surveyors have the potential to function as supply chain managers. Finally, they recommended a need for academic institutions, and the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) to take into serious consideration certain areas when reviewing the academic programme of Quantity Surveying.
Project planning is an essential element in the management and execution of construction projects. The knowledge of the planning processes will influence its ultimate implementation. The professionals’ level of awareness of project planning processes in the Nigerian construction industry was exposed by Akinola and Bashir. They provided enlightenment on the knowledge areas with the least level of awareness and posited that trainings in this areas will enhance project performance.
Olatunji acknowledged that the use of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for infrastructure projects in Nigeria have increased significantly in recent years across the three levels of government. He carried out a comparative analysis between the result of his survey in Nigeria with previous studies carried out in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. This revealed some similarity in some of the key factors. His work will support relevant stakeholders in PPPs policy formulation and development; and enhance the collaboration and manner in which partners go about PPP projects.
Oke and Otasowie appraised the required mentoring practices in quantity surveying firms in Nigeria with a view to providing possible practices for effective professional transition and developing leaders within the built environment. The study affirms the problem of adopting mentoring concept in quantity surveying firms despite knowledge of the concept. This paper highlighted the required mentoring practices in Nigerian quantity surveying firms and postulated ways through which the practices can be implemented in the firms for better professional transition and development of leaders in the construction industry.
Majority of the construction sites in Nigeria experience a wide gap between safety expectation and safety realization. Williams, Hamid, Williams, Obagboye and Seghier blamed this on the passion to achieve cost minimization, quality and timely delivery of the project. They systematically reviewed past studies to unearthed and affirm the factors responsible for poor safety performance by construction stakeholders in Nigeria. They identified those responsible for the poor safety performance and illustrated various ways to promote safety in the construction sites.
Using inputs from both teaching and non-teaching staff of Federal University Kasher, Gombe State, Nigeria; Mohammed, Nuru and Zadawa showed the effect of moral stakeholders’ participation on satisfaction with delivery of projects in the university. The authors stated that there is need for both private and public clients to integrate the expectations of moral stakeholders into the planning, design, and delivery of their project. This is necessary to improve the usability of the project after completion.