Most Nigerian roads across the country are in bad shape. Their deterioration often begins with the origin of cracks or pot holes on the road pavements either at the edges or along the drive way. And the problem of bad roads in the country has become an embarrassing stigma. Causing several havoc such as fatal

In a previous post, we discussed about pre-construction mistakes often made by building contractors. The truth is that, no building construction project takes place without the presence of a building contractor. Why? Because a building contractor has a wide range of duties when it comes to building construction projects. And his job consists of hard

In a previous article, we discussed about the ways and key people you need to successfully build your own house. Building your own house is the most common way of owning a house. But there are so many factors to consider when building your home. Therefore, in this post we will be discussing the factors

The project manager is an individual who provides leadership in planning, organizing and controlling the work effort to accomplish the defined construction project objectives. In other words, the project manager provides the leadership to the project team to accomplish the project objective. He further coordinates the activities of his team members to ensure that they

In a previous post, we talked about what construction defects are and how to spot them. So, in this post, we’ll be going further in discussing on how to fix them before using any newly constructed building. Let’s begin. How to Fix a Defective Building Construction Work A defective construction work can cause problems for

Pre-construction work is a preliminary planning and engineering process that helps contractors or project owners determine the feasibility of a construction project. Based on the above description, ensuring the most efficient use of resources and money to ensure that construction projects are planned and engineered for the completion of a project, pre-construction work is your

A procurement manager is an individual who leads and manages a procurement team that is responsible for procuring goods and services for a company. With the above description, the question now is: what essential competences do you need as a procurement manager in order to execute successfully? The answer is the essence of this post.

When it comes to procuring goods and services at the best possible price, in the right quantity and quality, in the right place and from the right source, there are key essential factors that must be put in place to benefit from a good procurement management. And without these key essential factors in place, all

As a procurement officer, you are always faced with incredible difficult choices to make on a daily basis regarding construction procurement. To ensure less construction procurement mistakes are made and to guarantee an effective construction procurement transaction for your company isn’t something that generally happens overnight. While there is no magic formula for you to

How is your building maintenance activity and are you giving maintenance culture the much need attention it deserves? Maintaining your building is an important process for the sustainability of the infrastructural components of the building. It plays an important role among other activities in the building operations.  The Importance of Building Maintenance The primary objective

Two of the most common risks clients face on any building construction project relate to time and money. All clients are concerned about time and budget overruns. Will the project be delivered on schedule? Hope the project won’t outgrow the budgeted funds? A building construction project which gives tenderers insufficient time to prepare a submission

Vendor prequalification helps clients to ensure that construction contractors are well qualified, that services are obtained for reasonable cost, and that their projects are well organized contractually to minimize the potential for costly changes and delays. This responsibility solely rests on the shoulders of procurement officers and managers; they are responsible for prequalifying vendors by