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Publisher Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title TRAINING OF NIGERIAN QUANTITY SURVEYORS FOR VALUE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE
Publication Authors Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke and Deji Rufus Ogunsemi
Year Published 2012
Abstract

 The dynamism of the construction industry throughout the world call for no other skill of a professional quantity surveyor than the need for stringent cost control and effective cost management in providing value for money for construction clients. This research work cross-examined the training of Nigerian quantity surveyors and the requirement for value management with a view to ascertaining the preparedness of quantity surveyors for the challenge of value management. Secondary data was collected from academic curricula of higher institutions in Nigeria through the institutions‘ prospectus and their website.

 

The research showed that the level of incorporation of value management into quantity surveying curriculum of higher institutions in Nigeria is well above average and most of the training requirements for value managers were incorporated. It was concluded that Nigerian quantity surveyors has the potential to fully participate in value management exercise and contribute their expected quota based on their training.

 

The study finally recommended a need for Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) to include value management as one of the courses in their professional examinations.


Publisher Australasian Journal Of Construction Economics And Building
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title ESTABLISHING A COMMON GROUND FOR THE USE OF STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELLING FOR CONSTRUCTION RELATED RESEARCH STUDIES
Publication Authors Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke, Deji Rufus Ogunsami, Stephen Ogunlana
Year Published 2012
Abstract

 

The use of structural equation modelling (SEM) for research studies in construction related field has been on the increase over the years. The essence of this study is not to compare the level of usage of SEM with other modelling methods, neither is it to examine its extent of adoption in construction management - as this has been researched in previous works - but to arrive at a common ground for future construction related research works, based on the findings and recommendations from existing studies on the subject of SEM. Research materials within and outside the field of construction management were reviewed and it was discovered that SEM using AMOS (covariance approach) is the most appropriate method for construction research studies. This is not just because it is the most available of the software programs, but because of the numerous benefits and advantages highlighted from previous studies. The study also recommended appropriate sample size as well as cut-off value for various required goodness-of-fit tests of SEM model.


Publisher ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title AN EXAMINATION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP STYLES OF NIGERIAN QUANTITY SURVEYORS
Publication Authors Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke and Ibukun Hapiness Gbadura
Year Published 2010
Abstract

Nigerian clients have been appointing Nigerian quantity
surveyors with differs leadership styles and experience as project managers on
construction projects in Nigeria over the years and this is expected to have
positive or negative effect on construction works. This study examines
different project management leadership styles been exhibited by Nigerian
quantity surveyors using different factors as criteria. 57 questionnaires were
used for the analysis out of which 15 of the respondents are quantity
surveyors. Jerrell/Slevin management instrument was used in the analysis based
on the identified questions on the noted 4 leadership styles and construction
professionals were  also involved in
ranking the Nigerian quantity surveyors based on the 10 identified leadership
styles using mean internal score. On the general note, Nigerian quantity
surveyors were found to be autocratic using Jerrell/Slevin measuring instrument
while in the opinion of Nigerian construction professionals; they are more of
task oriented in discharging their duties as construction project managers. The
study finally recommends democratic and transformational leadership styles for
Nigerian quantity surveyors in discharging their duties as construction projects
managers.


Publisher ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT. UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title PERCEPTION OF CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS TO THE PERFORMANCE OF NIGERIAN QUANTITY SURVEYORS
Publication Authors Oke Ayodeji Emmanuel, Ibironke Olajide Timothy and Aje Isaac Olaniyi
Year Published 2010
Abstract

The dynamism of the construction
industry throughout the world call for no other skill of a professional
quantity surveyor than the need for stringent cost control and effective cost
management in providing value for money for construction clients. The aim of
this research work is to examine the performance of Nigerian quantity surveyors
with a view to ascertaining areas that need improvement. Primary data were
collected via well-structured close-ended questionnaire using the areas of
competencies of quantity surveyors as identified by RICS. Percentile, mean
internal score and Cronbach’s alpha test were employed in the analysis and
testing of the hypotheses generated. The study revealed that Nigerian quantity
surveyors are performing above average in all the identified areas of
competencies of quantity surveyors from the perception of all the considered
construction professionals.
The study finally recommended a need for personal improvement by quantity
surveyors in Nigeria – especially the older ones- in order to keep them abreast
with the current trend in the construction industry.


Publisher Journal Of Design And Built Environment
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title AN EXAMINATION OF THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF BUILDING COLLAPSE IN NIGERIA
Publication Authors Oke Ayodeji Emmanuel
Year Published 2011
Abstract

Generally, buildings are expected to be elegant and
functional but many projects are constructed that do not meet any of these
basic requirements and the recurring incidence of building collapse, some of
which claimed innocent lives is a consequence of this menace. This research
investigated the causes and consequence of building collapse in Nigeria using available
historical data from 1975 to 2009 and also proffers appropriate solutions.
Sixty (60) cases of collapsed buildings in the country were gathered, upon
which the analysis was carried out. The study revealed that poor maintenance
culture, design error, poor quality of materials and workmanship, natural
phenomenon and excessive loading contributed to about 7%, 15%, 52%, 7% and 20%
respectively of building collapse in Nigeria with most of them being private
residential buildings executed by indigenous contractors. The study finally
recommended the need for construction professionals to ensure proper
supervision of workmen and efficient checking of materials before incorporation
into building works.


Publisher FUTY Journal Of Environment
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title ANALYSIS OF TRENDS IN HOUSING CONSTRUCTION COST IN NIGERIA FROM 2000 - 2009
Publication Authors Oke A. E, Ibironke O. T. and Evue, U. A.
Year Published 2012
Abstract

The upward trends in housing
construction costs have been a major issue in the economy as a whole. The
research uses typical 3 – bedroom bungalow in Lagos to analyze the trends in
housing construction cost from 2000 to 2009. The basic question for this
research is whether the inflation in housing construction costs between 2000
and 2009 is statistically significant. The index number and one sample t test
were used to analyze the data. The findings show that costs maintained upward
trends throughout the study period. The analysis shows that between 2000 and
2009, the average annual inflation in costs and inflation were significant at
11.27% and 268.88% respectively. The incessant increase in the cost of housing
construction has contributed to shortage in housing supply leading to high cost
of urban housing accommodation, construction estimates losing usefulness within
short periods, difficulty in forecasting and planning and frequent contract
price variations, which can lead to abandonment of projects. The recommendation
is that government should execute policies to lower the inflation rates so that
prices in the cost of housing materials would come down. Government should also
provide public housing and appropriate infrastructure for the masses.


Publisher The Construction And Building Research Conference Of The Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors
Publication Type Conference
Publication Title COMPETENCIES OF QUANTITY SURVEYORS AS VALUE MANAGERS IN A DEVELOPING ECONOMY
Publication Authors Ayodeji Oke and Deji Ogunsemi
Year Published 2009
Abstract

One of the important requirements of any
profession is its ability to respond to changes in its professional
environment. The dynamism of the construction industry throughout the world
call for no other skill of a professional quantity surveyor than the need for
stringent cost control and effective cost management in providing value for
money for construction clients. The aim of this research work is to examine the
competencies of quantity surveyors in a developing economy with a view to
ascertaining their preparedness for the challenge of value management. Primary
data were collected via questionnaire and interview. Percentile, mean internal
score, Cronbach’s alpha test and Spearman’s rank were employed in the analysis
and testing of the hypotheses generated. The study revealed that all the
identified areas of competencies of quantity surveyors are significant to the
practice of value management and Nigerian quantity surveyors exhibit all the
required areas of competencies of value managers. It was concluded that
Nigerian quantity surveyors has the potential to fully participate in value
management exercise and contribute their expected quota. The study finally
recommended a need for special training for quantity surveyors in Nigeria –
especially the older ones- in order to keep them abreast with the current
incidence in the construction industry especially in the area of value
management.


Publisher FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY, MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Publication Type Conference
Publication Title VALUE MANAGEMENT IN THE NIGERIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: MILITATING FACTORS AND THE PERCEIVED BENEFITS
Publication Authors Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke, Deji Rufus Ogunsemi
Year Published 2011
Abstract

In
recent times in Nigeria, value management has become part of academic
curriculum of quantity surveying in most institutions of higher learning either
as a course or as a topic under cost control or project management. This is
mainly to prepare these students for a new era of value management that is
about to be witnessed in the Nigerian construction industry and this research
aim at determining factors militating against the exercise as well as the
perceived benefits if fully incorporated into construction works. Data were
collected via interview of construction professionals that are eligible to be a
member of value management team. The study found out that value management has
not been fully embraced in the country and it will enhance good quality of
construction works and standard delivery if fully incorporated. Government
policy and incompetent professionals were the two major factors identified as
militating factors. The study finally recommends a need for Nigerian
construction clients to adopt value management on their projects.


Publisher NIL
Publication Type Disertations
Publication Title Relationship Between The Consultant’s Estimate And The Contractor’s Tender Price Under Public Procurement Act In Nigeria
Publication Authors Oke, A. E.
Year Published 2013
Abstract

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Publisher NIL
Publication Type Disertations
Publication Title Information Technology In Nigerian Quantity Surveying Firms
Publication Authors Ibironke O. T., Oke A. E
Year Published 2013
Abstract

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Publisher NIL
Publication Type Disertations
Publication Title Assessment Of Force Majeure And Hardship Clauses In Nigerian Construction Industry
Publication Authors Ibironke O. T., Oke A. E and Ibinaiye, P. O.
Year Published 2013
Abstract

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Publisher NIL
Publication Type Disertations
Publication Title Relationship Between The Consultant’s Estimate And The Contractor’s Tender Price Under Public Procurement Act In Nigeria
Publication Authors Oke, A. E.
Year Published 2013
Abstract

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Publisher NIL
Publication Type Disertations
Publication Title (i) Assessment Of Competencies Of Nigerian Quantity Surveyors As Value Managers
Publication Authors Oke, A. E
Year Published 2013
Abstract

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Publisher NIL
Publication Type Disertations
Publication Title (ii) Effect Of Quality Of Materials And Workmanship On Building Collapse In Nigeria
Publication Authors oke ,A,E
Year Published 2006
Abstract

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