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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: 41)
Advances in Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Agregat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ambiente Construído     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Architectural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Architecture and Engineering     Open Access  
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment     Open Access  
Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
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: 5)
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: 15)
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: 13)
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: 9)
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: 17)
Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Civil Engineering and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Civil Engineering Dimension     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Civil Engineering Infrastructures Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cohesion and Structure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Composite Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 290)
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  
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: 2)
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)
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: 30)
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  
Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Science     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Civil Engineering Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
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: 78)
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: 17)
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: 5)
Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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: 3)
Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
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: 3)
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  
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)
Materiales de Construcción     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mathematical Modelling in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Media Komunikasi 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: 3)
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)
Research in Nondestructive Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Resilience     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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)
Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Study of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Superlattices and Microstructures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Surface Innovations     Hybrid Journal  
Technical Report Civil and Architectural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Teknik     Open Access  
Territorium : Revista Portuguesa de riscos, prevenção e segurança     Open Access  
The IES Journal Part A: Civil & Structural Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)

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

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ISSN (Print) 2326-1080
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  • 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.
       
  • Risks Associated with Public Private Partnership (PPP) Housing Projects
           Delivery in Tanzania

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , Volume 7, Number 2Neema KavisheNumerous studies have been undertaken to identify risks associated with Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in both developed and developing countries. The subject of risk has become a significant aspect in PPP projects due to its complex nature. However there are still few studies on risk assessment and management practices in Tanzanian context despite the huge failures experienced in PPP housing projects. Therefore to bridge the knowledge gap, this study aims to firstly, identify the risks associated with PPP housing projects in Tanzania and secondly understand the existing risk management strategies adopted in HPPP projects. A total of 10 semi structured interviews were conducted with practitioners involved in PPP projects in Tanzania. Content analysis was used to analyze the qualitative data. A total of 28 risks were identified. The majority of the interviewees 7 (70%) mentioned that delays have been the most popular risk in these projects triggered by various reasons. The outcomes of this study reveal the relationship between the identified risk and risk strategies adopted. Furthermore, these results may serve as valuable reference for PPP stakeholders to develop effective project and risk management strategies.
       
  • Capacity of Local Construction Professionals in Undertaking Natural Gas
           Downstream Activities in Tanzania

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , Volume 7, Number 2Mbaraka A. Nchimbi, Novatus A. MikapagaroNatural gas exploration in Tanzania has been increasing for the past three years (2013, 2014 and 2015) from 46.5 Trillion Cubic Feet (TFC) in 2014, 50.5 TFC in 2015 and as of 2016, 55.8 TFC respectively. In perspective, such volumes of discovered natural gas have been increasing by a meter (1m) high to cover the area of Tanzania yearly. This shows high natural gas prospects in energy sector inTanzania hence a need to be addressed by the local construction professionals. This study aimed at examining the capacity of local construction professionals (i.e. Architects, Quantity surveyors and Engineers) in undertaking natural gas downstream activities (i.e. design construction and reconstruction) and exploring the challenges faced by local professionals while undertaking those activities. The study was conducted in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania involving Architects, Quantity Surveyors and Engineers working in both consulting and contracting firms. The study found out that, in terms of awareness (knowledge and understanding), local construction professionals are aware of the practice (design and construction) but few have acquired the necessary training regarding the practice. In terms of technical expertise (skills and experience) the study established that, most of the local construction professionals have no necessary technical expertise especially in activities involved. However, most of them proved to be competent in interpretation of designs, cost control, cost estimates and pipe sizing. Main challenges found out by the study are poor enforcement of government policy, poor coordination among project team members and lack of data base on existing utility infrastructures for water and electricity. Conclusively, the capacity of local construction professionals in undertaking natural gas downstream activities is promising in terms of designs and cost control though facing major challenges in technology and organization on construction activities.
       
  • Alcohol Abuse and Illicit Drug Use at Construction Sites: Perception of
           Workers at Construction Sites

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , Volume 7, Number 2Frank V. Mushi, Sylvester L. ManegeThis study aims at establishing the perception of workers at the construction sites regarding illicit drug use and alcohol abuse. Specifically the study attempts to investigate the key causes of substance abuse, awareness among workers on the effects of alcohol and illicit drug in workplaces and put forward possible measures that may be employed to control the situation. The study is based in construction sites located in two regions namely Dar es Salaam and Iringa regions on being a city and another rural region. The data were collected through interview and non-participatory observations. Construction sites were selected using both judgemental and convenience sampling methods. The sites were selected with the criteria of the number of workers on site with a benchmark of at least 70 construction workers both being skilled (tradesman) and unskilled workers (casual labourers). Life style, coping technique and taboo were found as major reasons of illicit drug use and alcohol abuse at the construction sites. Both tradesmen and casual workers interviewed were observed to have past history in illicit drug use and alcohol abuse. The taboo towards hardship and nature the works was found to contribute to the levels of alcohol abuse and illicit drug use for example the extent of alcohol abuse among concreters and block layers (masonry casual workers) was significantly higher compared to other trades which are considered less physical demanding. Training and provision of awareness education on areas of illicit drug use and alcohol abuse was observed to be given the least priority compared to other area such as HIV/Aids and fire safety. This study has shed light on the need for clients and site supervisors to put forward mechanism for ensuring alcohol use and drug abuse is controlled at construction sites.
       
  • Thermal Performance of “Quincha” Constructive Technology in a
           Mountainous Region

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , Volume 7, Number 2Cuitiño Guadalupe, Esteves Alfredo, Barea Gustavo, Marín Laura, Bertini RenatoIncreasingly, families are choosing to build their homes using earth-based technologies. This is the case in Tudunqueral Ecovilla (eco village) located in Uspallata Valley, Mendoza, Argentina. In this Andes Mountain Area, the houses primarily have been built with “Quincha” (also known as “wattle and daub”). Specifically, this paper aims to evaluate the thermal performance of the eco village’s Multi-Purpose Centre (MPC) which is a “Quincha” construction. Indoor temperature and relative humidity measurements and all external variables of climate (temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation and wind speed and direction) has been registered for winter and summer seasons. Thermography to evaluate local thermal situations of walls, ceilings and floors has been used. An interesting feature is that MPC has a Trombe Wall as passive solar system for heating it. Implementing energy conservation strategies coupled with the use of “quincha” as constructive technology allow for excellent results in the face of the rigorous climate of the mountain environment. It has proven that although low outdoor temperatures of -6°C were recorded, at the same time indoor temperatures was near 10°C, that means a temperature difference (in-out) of around 16°C. As well, while outdoor thermal amplitude reached 26°C, with the optimization of the MPC the thermal range indoors was 6.25°C. And the monetary cost for the optimization is US$3200 which is acceptable for the thermal benefits.
       
  • Evaluating the Awareness Level of Risk Management amongst Construction
           Stakeholders in Nigeria

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , Volume 7, Number 1EOE Nnadi, E. C. Enebe, O. O. UgwuObjectives: To create increase the level of risk management awareness amongst construction stakeholders in Nigeria to enhance strong, vibrant and profitable industry. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Descriptive cross-sectional survey design was adopted while stratified random sampling was adopted to select stakeholders. Structured questionnaire and telephone interviews were adopted for data collection. Reliability of the instrument was established by applying split-half method after duly validation by experts in the field. Cross tabulation and chi-square was adopted to test the data, while the test to find out the strength of association between the variables was carried out using Phi and Cramer's V. Findings: The study identified the level of risk management awareness among stakeholders to be relatively low at 57.25% when compares to the colossal damages cause by risks in the industry. The finding collaborates previous work by [1] that all parties to a project should have a comprehensive understanding of the risks involved, and risk management procedures should be implemented throughout all the stages of a construction project. It also agrees with [2] work that surmised that risk may arise from that lack of knowledge; as risks are gaps in knowledge which we think constitute a threat to the project. The work goes further to ascertain the strength of association between stakeholders and their involvement in risk management which was discovered to be very weak. Moreover, the critical value of chi-square of 0.004 gotten was lesser than the observed value of chi-square p = 0.951. This shows that there is no statistically significant relationship between stakeholders and level of involvement in risk management hence improving previous work. Application/Improvements: The study has improved the level of risk awareness, essence of partnership among stakeholders to enhance efficient risk management and realization of project objectives.
       
  • Exploring the Significant Cash Flow Factors Influencing Building Projects
           Profitability in Ghana

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , Volume 7, Number 1Emmanuel A-G. Adjei, Frank D. K. Fugar, Emmanuel Adinyira, David J. Edwards, Erika A. ParnThis paper identifies and explore significant quantifiable cash flow factors influencing building projects profitability in Ghana. A thorough literature was undertaken to unravel the quantifiable cash flow factors which facilitated design of questionnaire. A survey with prime focus on large firms registered with the Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors, Ghana was undertaken. A total of 50 questionnaires were received from 63 administered representing 79.36% response rate with a Cronbach Alpha value of 0.895 and Kappa value of 0.743 respectively were attained. One-sample t-test was performed on the rated responses to establish 12 significant factors. Principal component analysis was subsequently employed to reduce factors to the most significant components. Prominent variables selected from rotated and component score matrixes were: wages of labour and staff; progress payment duration; bank interest rate; and replacement of defective works as significant variables. This study was limited to quantifiable cash flow factors and large construction firms hence, recommended further study with focus on qualitative factors, procurement types, broader scope of construction firms and other developing countries. The outcome of this is to aid construction managers effectively manage the significant cash flow factors to maximize profit.
       
 
 
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