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ACI Structural Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Acta Polytechnica : Journal of Advanced Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Structilia : Journal for the Physical and Development Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 43)
Advances in Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Agregat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ambiente Construído     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Architectural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Architecture and Engineering     Open Access  
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Hydro-Engineering and Environmental Mechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ATBU Journal of Environmental Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal of Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BER : Building and Construction : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
BER : Building Contractors' Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Building Sub-Contractors' Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Building and Construction : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Berkeley Planning Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bioinspired Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bridge Structures : Assessment, Design and Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Building & Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Building and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Building Women     Full-text available via subscription  
Built Environment Project and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Bulletin of Pridniprovsk State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Studies in Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Case Studies in Structural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cement and Concrete Composites     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Challenge Journal of Concrete Research Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Challenge Journal of Structural Mechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Change Over Time     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Civil and Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Civil and Environmental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Civil Engineering and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Civil Engineering Dimension     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Civil Engineering Infrastructures Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cohesion and Structure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Composite Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 291)
Computer-aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Computers & Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Concrete Research Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Construction Economics and Building     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Construction Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Construction Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Constructive Approximation     Hybrid Journal  
Construindo     Open Access  
Curved and Layered Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
DFI Journal : The Journal of the Deep Foundations Institute     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Enfoque UTE     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Engineering Project Organization Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Engineering Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Engineering Structures and Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Environmental Geotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Frontiers in Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Gaceta Técnica     Open Access  
Geomaterials     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Geosystem Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Geotechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Géotechnique Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
GISAP : Technical Sciences, Construction and Architecture     Open Access  
HBRC Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hormigón y Acero     Full-text available via subscription  
HVAC&R Research     Hybrid Journal  
Indonesian Journal of Urban and Environmental Technology     Open Access  
Indoor and Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Infrastructure Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Infrastructures     Open Access  
Ingenio Magno     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering     Open Access  
International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Advanced Structural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Civil, Mechanical and Energy Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Condition Monitoring     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Engineering and Geosciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Geo-Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Protective Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Steel Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Structural Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Structural Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal on Pavement Engineering & Asphalt Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal Sustainable Construction & Design     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Applied Research in Water and Wastewater     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Bridge Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Building Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Building Materials and Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Building Performance Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Civil Engineering Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Civil Engineering, Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Civil Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Composites     Open Access   (Followers: 79)
Journal of Composites for Construction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Construction Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Construction Engineering and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Construction Engineering, Technology & Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Constructional Steel Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Fluids and Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Frontiers in Construction Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Green Building     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Highway and Transportation Research and Development (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Infrastructure Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Materials and Engineering Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Offshore Structure and Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Rehabilitation in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Road and Traffic Engineering     Open Access  
Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Journal of Structural Fire Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Structural Mechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Sustainable Design and Applied Research in Innovative Engineering of the Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the Civil Engineering Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Water and Environmental Nanotechnology     Open Access  
Journal of Water and Wastewater / Ab va Fazilab     Open Access  
Jurnal Spektran     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Teknik Sipil     Open Access  
Jurnal Teknik Sipil dan Perencanaan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Konstruksia     Open Access  
KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Lithosphere     Open Access  
Materiales de Construcción     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mathematical Modelling in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Media Komunikasi Teknik Sipil     Open Access  
Media Teknik Sipil     Open Access  
Mokslas – Lietuvos ateitis / Science – Future of Lithuania     Open Access  
Nondestructive Testing And Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
npj Materials Degradation     Open Access  
Obras y Proyectos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Journal of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering     Open Access  
Photonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Bridge Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Structures and Buildings     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Promet : Traffic &Transportation     Open Access  
Random Structures and Algorithms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Recent Trends In Civil Engineering & Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
REDER : Revista de Estudios Latinoamericanos sobre Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres     Open Access  
Research in Nondestructive Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Resilience     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Investigación     Open Access  
Revista IBRACON de Estruturas e Materiais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Sul-Americana de Engenharia Estrutural     Open Access  
Road Materials and Pavement Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Russian Journal of Nondestructive Testing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Science and Engineering of Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Selected Scientific Papers - Journal of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Slovak Journal of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Soils and foundations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Steel Construction - Design and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Structural Concrete     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Structural Control and Health Monitoring     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Structural Engineering International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Structural Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Structural Survey     Hybrid Journal  
Structure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)

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International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
Number of Followers: 10  

  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
ISSN (Print) 2326-1080
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  • Establishing the Critical Barriers to Academia-Industry Collaboration in
           Building Construction Research in Ghana

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , Volume 7, Number 5Dok Yen D. M., Adinyira E., Dauda A. M.In general terms, very little formal research collaboration is seen between the construction in the academia and the construction industry in Ghana. The aim of this research was to establish the critical barriers to academia-industry in the Ghanaian building construction industry. The respondents for this study were consist of a total of 116 construction professionals, consisting of Ghana Institute of Construction (GIOC) corporate members from the industry, and academics from tertiary academic institutions that run postgraduate construction programmes in Ghana as at 2016. Data was analysed using the relative important index (RII). The Barriers were identified as; difficulty in ensuring equal voice in decision–making, potential conflicts among collaborating individuals/institutions, the problem of Power dynamics or control among members, difficulties in identifying partners with a common research agenda, and lack of trust among partners. This research finding would provide an opportunity for academia-industry to come out with effective solution to overcome the barriers to collaborative issues within the academia-industry in construction research. The researchers recommend that academia and industry should have regular dialogue and appraisal to come out with a collaborative framework to address critical barriers to academia-industry collaborative research in the Ghanaian construction.
       
  • Multi-Dimensional Analysis of Curing Techniques in Indian Construction
           Projects

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , Volume 7, Number 5Brijesh Patel, VPS Nihar NanyamMost of the construction activities in Indian construction projects use concrete which requires huge amount of water for curing. Scarcity of attribute based analysis impede us from adoption of innovative curing methodologies. This paper highlights study of innovative curing methodologies which are not only easy to adopt but also more cost efficient than conventional curing methods. The paper identifies different attributes for evaluation and provides comparative framework of all emerging curing methods. This paper will highlight attributes such as overall curing cost, water requirement, and water wastage, evaporation of water from concrete, electricity consumption, sustainability factor (Green Building material), supervision required, and number of workers required for evaluating emerging curing methods. The paper will provide a comparative framework based on the above mentioned attributes for methods such as: Drip curing technology, conventional curing methods (spraying or fogging and ponding), curing using chemical compounds, curing using waterproof papers, carbon-dioxide (CO2) curing technology (Precast concrete) and curing using plastic sheets and burlap. The comparative framework is tested on the construction projects wherein these methods are adopted. Results obtained from analysis of comparative framework are expected to help the construction professionals in value engineering by providing the cost effective solutions for curing and contributing towards sustainable development.
       
  • ERM in Construction Companies in the Mexican Southeast

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , Volume 7, Number 4Jose A. Gonzalez-Fajardo, Romel G. Solis-Carcaño, Juan A. Be-GarciaThe construction industry is highly risk-prone due to the complex and dynamic environment in which the projects are developed, which generates situations of high uncertainty. Despite this, the application of risk management in this industry continues to be insufficient and/or informal. This study aimed to carry out a diagnosis regarding the degree of implementation of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) in a sample of construction companies in the southeast of Mexico and to determine if the size of the company has any influence on this degree of implementation. In addition, the opinion of the business owners, concerning 27 typical risks in construction work, was collected, at both the company and project level. The methodology was based on the procurement of information utilizing an instrument applied to the executives of the sample companies; the construction of this instrument was based on the COSO cube structure framework. The degree of implementation of risk management in each company was obtained by various heuristic rules applied to the information gathered. The results showed significant variability in this degree, which was strongly related to the size of the company. Moreover, it was found that, for construction businesspeople, the most worrying risk is the lack of projects which can lead to a process of financial instability.
       
  • Forms and Adequacy of Risk Sharing in Building Construction Projects in
           Tanzania

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , Volume 7, Number 4Novatus A. Mikapagaro, Julieth GerminRisk sharing is one among the strategies for managing risk and it involves handling risk by selecting the most economical way of sharing based on the characteristics of the risk. Insurance, bond, warranty, surety, subcontracting, subletting and joint venture are among the forms of risk sharing used in building construction projects. This study aimed at assessing risk sharing through examining its forms and determining their adequacy. Moreover the study investigated and put forward measures that could be taken on board so as to attain successful building construction projects based on appropriate forms of risk sharing. The study was conducted in Dar es Salaam Tanzania involving clients, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors, bank institutions and insurance companies. The study found out that, bond, insurance and subcontracting are the most preferred and most adequate forms of risk sharing in construction projects in Tanzania. Besides, subletting, warranty and surety were moderately preferred and moderately adequate forms of risk sharing. Reviewing and approving contents of premium charges and time limits, improving the structure and amendments of conditions of contract to include other forms of risk sharing are some of the measures proposed by the study so as to improve risk sharing for successful construction projects delivery.
       
  • Assessment of Heavy Equipment Operating Cost Estimates from Annual Data

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , Volume 7, Number 4John C. Hildreth, Don ChenEquipment management decisions are based on estimates of owning and operating costs throughout the life of a machine. The appropriate selection of the method to develop operating cost models depends on the availability of cumulative cost data and whether machine age is maintained in terms of use or years. Operating rates calculated from annual data are inherently more variable than those calculated from cumulative data because the rates are based only on what was experienced by the machine in the year. The objective of this research was to compare operating cost estimates developed from annual data with observed cumulative cost data to determine the extent and magnitude of overestimates from annual data. Operating cost and use data were collected for backhoe loaders and motor graders operated as part of a state transportation agency maintenance equipment fleet. Annual data was used to develop computational models of estimated operating cost with accumulated use, and compared observed costs and mathematical models developed from cumulative data. The results indicate that cost models based on annual data tend to overestimate operating costs over the life of a machine. Operating cost estimates from annual data were consistently higher than recorded costs and the magnitude of the overestimate in costs ranged from approximately 20 to 40 percent as compared to estimates from cumulative cost records. The magnitude of the overestimate in operating costs is substantial and may lead to decreased price competitiveness, strained relationships within management, and decreased equipment utilization.
       
  • Assessing the Adequacy of Welfare Facilities on Construction Sites in
           Ghana

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , Volume 7, Number 4Dok Yen D. M., Nana Tabi K., Adinyira E.Construction workers need adequate facilities such as toilets, washing facilities, places to eat, and storage place for clothing and so on. However, these basic requirements are often neglected or inadequate even where they are provided. The purpose of this paper was to assess the adequacy of welfare facilities on construction sites in Ghana. The population sample for this study consisted of all active construction sites at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) vicinity. Eighty (89) copies of the questionnaire were administered to permanent workers (respondents) in five (5) construction sites with on-going construction activities for this study. Structured questionnaire and the census sampling technique were used to collect data. Descriptive statistics was employed to analyse primary data into percentages and frequencies. The study revealed that 70% construction sites in Ghana do not provide adequate welfare facilities for their site workers. Inadequate welfare facilities and poor maintenance turn to have negative effects on workers on site. The study recommends that construction firms should be committed to providing adequate welfare facilities at the sites. Clients through their consultants should ensure compliances with health and safety regulations and rules on site before approval is given to start actual construction. Welfare facilities on sites should be properly maintained, adequate number must be provided and the space should be well ventilated. Facilities should be accessible, properly identified, clean and hygienic to use. This research would go a long way to address the problem of inadequate welfare facilities on construction sites in Ghana.
       
  • Determinants of Effective Academia- Industry Collaboration in Building
           Construction Research in Ghana

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , Volume 7, Number 3Dok Yen D. M., Adinyira E., Dauda A. M.This study seeks to establish the determinants of academia-industry collaboration in Building research in Ghana. A total of 130 construction practising professionals consisting of Ghana Institute of Construction (GIOC) corporate members (QS, Architects, Engineers and so on) from the industry, and academics from tertiary academic institutions (i.e. Lecturers from KNUST and UEW) that run postgraduate construction programmes in Ghana as at February 2016 constituted the respondents for this study. Census and systematic sampling technique were used for the population sample.Factor analysis was employed in analyzing the data for the study. The determinants of academia and industry collaborative building research were revealed to be; a common goal, healthy relationship, judicious use of resources, effective communication, benefits to partners, as well as a clearly defined objectives. A well structured and detailed deliberation on these research findings among partners can lead to effective as well as successful research collaboration between the academia and industry in reaping the benefits of building research.
       
  • Assessment of the Performance of Value for Money for Building Projects in
           Local Government Authorities in Tanzania

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , Volume 7, Number 3Happy Simaya, Godwin MaroThis study is focused on assessing the performance of the building projects in Local Government Authorities in Tanzania in meeting value for money. The study intended to address the declined performance of the Local Government Authorities (LGAs) that brings inefficient, ineffective, lack of transparent and accountable to most of their building projects procured. The aim was to assess the performance of building projects done at LGAs to determine the extent of compliance with Value of Money (Vfm). The methodology used was the documentary review for 30 completed audited projects by Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) and unstructured interview to 5 LGAs official. The study revealed that there was the unsatisfactory performance of time, quality and cost as key performance indicators Vfm. Also, the findings the projects faced with the challenges of excessive delays, in adequate BOQs, lack of proper progress reports, improper preparation of the documents, inefficient supervision and absence of approval from Procurement Entities (PEs) Tender Board (TBs). The study concludes that time, quality and cost are important aspects which should be taken into consideration during the project execution. The challenges that have faced the LGAs in achieving value for money are like poor management, payments not done on time, poor preparation of tender documents and also lack of skilled contractors. It was recommended that there must be effective project management techniques, proper preparation of various documents and effective follow up of audit recommendations by the PPRA.
       
  • A Review Paper on Factors Affecting Ready- Mix Concrete Delivery Pattern

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , Volume 7, Number 3Sohail Afzal, Zishan Raza KhanReady- mix concrete is the basic construction material used in large quantities for construction purpose all around the world. RMC is only productive when it is delivered in time to the customers. The delivery is usually affected by long hauls, delays due to traffic or queues. This paper reviewed factors on which previous researches were done like travelling distance, traffic conditions, time split, delays, route optimization, late deliveries, pre-owned or rented trucks and others miscellaneous factors and the also the techniques used to overcome these factors. Further going it also focused on untouched factors like issues caused by drivers end.
       
  • Sustainable Construction Sites in Tanzania: Contractors’ Practices
           and Their Perspectives

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , Volume 7, Number 2Sarah PhoyaSustainability is initially described as a desire to carry out activities without depleting resources or having harmful impacts on the environment. However, there is limited knowledge on how this desire is implemented by contractors in construction sites in developing countries. Therefore, this paper examines the nature of sustainable construction management practices implemented by contractors during construction phase for the purpose of mitigating environmental impacts. Questionnaire survey was adopted whereby 121 questionnaires were distributed to site managers, site engineers, foreman and gang supervisors from large on-going construction sites in Dar es salaam, Tanzania. Large on-going construction sites were selected through purposive sampling. The Collected data were coded and analysed using descriptive statistics Package (SPSS). Findings revealed that the most implemented sustainable practices in construction sites include reuse of construction materials, separation of waste skips on sites, selection of plants which are more efficient and master switch. The study further reveals that low contractors’ level of knowledge on sustainable practices, relaxed regulations and negative perception are common challenges for implementing sustainable practices in construction sites. The study recommends that, effective training for contractors, providing them with up to date information on costs and benefits of sustainable construction practices and effective implementation of regulations is required to improve sustainable construction practices in construction sites.
       
 
 
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