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Improving the performance of skilled craftsmen in construction projects

Alhaji Ali, Zannah and Ahmad Latiffi, Aryani and Raji, Abdulazeez Umar and Abba Waziri, Abdullahi and Mohammed Dibal, Usman (2016) Improving the performance of skilled craftsmen in construction projects. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Science, Engineering and Social Sciences 2016 (ICSESS2016), 24-27 May 2016, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, Johor.

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Abstract

The performance of skilled craftsmen in construction projects in the past received little attention as a subject for research. It is premised that quality of a construction projects is majorly seen to be attributed to skilled craftsmen performance. Craftsmen skills can increase the quality of a project and quality is a key indicator for project success in the construction industry. This paper identifies the influential factors that can improve low skilled craftsmen performance in Nigerian construction industry. Data were obtained from a convenient sampling of 111 key stakeholders in Borno state, Nigerian; which includes project managers; project engineers; site engineers; and site supervisors from the construction industry. Descriptive analysis was employed to analyze the data. The data were normally distributed as indicated by the Cronbach's Alpha 0.889 representing 88.9%. The findings of the study indicate that proper supervision of skilled workers to avoid errors of rework is ranked highest with average mean of 4.36 followed by supply of quality and modern tools, equipment, machines and plants for skilled workers which is ranked second whilst provision of safety and health care services to skilled workers and good wages of skilled workers were significant to improving low skilled craftsmen performance. From these findings it indicates that stakeholders in the Nigerian construction industry should focus in the provision of adequate training and proper supervision to address the issue of low skilled craftsmen performance in Nigerian construction industry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Skilled craftsmen; project management & performance
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-844 Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Construction Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:37
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:37
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8663
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